Awomberew Mission Report

Date: 03th – 05th May 2019

We arrive safety at Awomberew village for our evangelism outreach activities. We began with prayers for the community same day and at evening we were at the Church Service for worship with the local Church.  Rev. Ed Acton mounted the pulpit with teachings that brought our mind and spirit to the light. The Scriptural Text was from the book of Genesis and the gospel of John. The Topic was Light of God.  In the book of Genesis 1:1-4 & 14 and 1 John 1:1-14 there were two different lights. What are these Lights? “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. Again in Genesis 1:14 “And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years”: Rev. Ed Arcton taught about the spiritual light in genesis 1:3 and the natural light we see in the sky in Genesis 1:14. We were enlightened after the teaching Service. Rev. Ed Acton further explains the spiritual light from the book of John 1. This was an uncovering of the truth as to know Jesus Christ, the Son of God to be the light of the world. He was the One the apostles gave an account and testified that he is the Light of the world.  They saw and bone witness to the Light that all may believe. John 1:14 “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of “GRACE and TRUTH”. Click here to view the sermon.

Pastor Obed leading Prayer time at Church

Early hours the following day morning we were in the Church for morning devotion with members of the local Church. Pastor Obed led the morning devotion. He encourages the members of the local Church to cultivate the habit of prayer, He talked about the “Christian and Prayer”. The scriptural text was from the gospel of Luke 11:1. “And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples”.

He said that, the disciples always saw Jesus healing the sick and doing many other miracles by Himself. They also walked together, ate together and did a lot of things together with the Messiah. More so the bible records that Jesus woke up early hours to pray and obviously they saw him when he was returning from his prayer time. Jesus life of Prayer should be an example for us all to pray without ceasing. Pastor Obed said a prayerless Christian is a powerless Christian; He explained that the disciples of Jesus saw the power of prayer in the life of Jesus and desire to pray as he did. They said to him “teach us to pray”. He then led the Church into serous prayer time that morning. Everybody prayed earnestly and with great passion. It was a blessing and precious time in the presence of God for a renewal of strength. Click here to view the full message

At the evening Church Service Rev Ed Arcton talked about why the Church must pray before God intervene in the affairs of men and world. God will not go against His word. In Genesis1:26. God gave man the dominion over the earth. He also said it was very important for every individual to be prayerful. Matthew 26:40 [40] And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? When Jesus return to them he didn’t say to them, don’t worry, I will pray for you but asked the disciples to pray too themselves so that they will not fall into temptation. Pastor Isaac took over and led the Church into prayer session. The full sermon is here

Rev Arcton – Teaching Service at ABC

On Sunday morning at Church Service Pastor Obed Richards led the Church unto prayers before the Sunday school teachings by Rev Ed Arcton. He taught about the benefit of the Word of God. The Word of God is God according to Scriptures “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men”. (John 1:1-3) When we are full of the Word of God, the life of God fills our hearts and overflows. If we have the power of the word of God dwells richly inside us, we also have the power of God in us. The Word of God is Good news because it brings light and life to man. The Word of God must be supreme in our life as a Christian, and our life must reflect the life of Christ who is in us for other to see and believe. When the Word of God is grounded and rooted in us, springs of living water overflows out of us. The Word of God strengthens us to be an overcomer and to live a holy life. We were all challenge and inspire to study the Bible every day. Our passion and love for God should drive us to study the Bible and live it wherever we are. He also talk about the daily trails, temptation and testing we face everyday as christian who love God and want to obey Him with all our heart. Click here to view the full sermon.

Pastor Isaac Fiifi Takyi preached that day at Church. His topic was “The plan and purpose of God”. It was a blessing that Sunday morning as the church hearing the good news preached in their own mother tongue powerfully. Pastor Isaac said, the mind of someone reveals his plan and purpose, he said the mind of God reveals His purpose to mankind. Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Deacon Isaac Preaching at Awombwrew Baptist Church

Our relationship with God is a unique, the moment we find out His plan and purpose for our life, things begins to change for the better for us. God thought for you and me is the thought of peace not evil, and to bring us to an expected end. Proverbs 19:21 says “[There are] many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand”. Its only God’s plan that will stand forever in our life, Again in Isaiah 14:24 puts it this way; The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand. Today’s sermon at Church touches the hearts of everyone. Everybody begin to understand and appreciate God’s love, how deep and wide is the Love of God toward all who believes. The book of Romans 8:28 concludes y saying “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Click here to view the full message.

Rev Arcton and his team at the Methodist Church

After Worship Service with Awomberew Baptist Church we visited the Methodist Church to talk about proposed Pastors and Church leaders workshop in the community.

LMC Mission Report

Awomberew Missionary Trip.

Date: 29th March- 31st March

Pastor Obed Preaching on Friday at Awomberew Baptist Church

It was Friday afternoon we set off our journey from the City of Accra to the Awomberew Community in the Central Region of Ghana. Our missionary teams were together in this journey to the mission field.  We arrived safely by the grace of God at about 5:30pm GMT. We immediately enter into serious prayer warfare to prepare us for our stay and assignment over there. Our prayers focus on taking over the territory and breakthrough the grounds for effective evangelism and Church planting. At evening we were in the church hall for prayer time with some members of the local church. Rev Arcton preached that Friday night. His sermon was from Matthew 16:13-18, the topic was “who is Jesus Christ to you”. The Lord himself knew people’s perceptions and misinterpretation of his true identity, something that matter a lot to him as he walk and live among them everywhere and at anyplace he goes.  He therefore engaged his disciples on the subject of his true identity! More so wanted to know if his own disciples recognize his true identity or not. He asked this question, “Who do people say I am”? It was his plan to make himself known his true identity that he was and is the true promise Messiah, the Christ who is to come into the world to save all mankind from their sins and show them the way to his Father in heaven. The wrong perception and perversion of people, he wanted to correct in the hearts and mind of those who followed him and believe him as the Promise Messiah (Christ, the Anointed One) the Old Testament Prophets preaches. Rev Arcton emphasized that knowing and believing the truth will set everyone free forever. Accepting the Lord as the Christ (Messiah) is vital in the journey of the believer to eternity because it is the foundation on which all TRUTH stands. Anyone can be saved and become new creature, set free from the dominion of sin, death and Satanic deceptions because of Jesus, the savoir of the world. The true revelation of His identity as the Christ will guide the believer’s life and pathway. This revelation of Jesus Christ true deity and identity comes only through the work of the Holy Spirit in our hearts given to us freely by God. Knowing Him as our personal Lord and savior saves us from darkness into his marvelous light. We become new creation of God, no more under the bondage of sin and death. But save eternally to be called children of God, born again by the Spirit of God.  Click here to view the full message.

After the Teaching we entered into serious prayer time with the whole church, it was led by Deacon Fiifi Kakraba. The Church service came to a close with a prayer by Pastor Obed. We take a break for the night as we rest the morrow.

Saturday morning was the 2nd day of our mission. As usual we began the day with intensive prayer in the morning; it was led by Rev Ed Arcton, the Scriptural passage was taken from the book of Isaiah 10:27. He emphasis the need to have and to be filled with the fullness of the Holy Spirit to do the work of God. We prayed intensively for the infilling of the Holy Spirit to be mightily use by God particularly for the task ahead of us. By mid-morning we move to the church premises for another intercessory prayer for the local church and the evangelization of the whole community and its surroundings. This lasted between the hours of10:30am to 1:00pm and was led by Deacon Fiifi Kakraba.

In the later afternoon we were on our knees again in prayers till 6:40pm. Evening service began with an opening prayer. Pastor Obed delivered sermon.  The topic was “Maintaining your deliverance”. He stated that the intention of God is to totally deliver man from the powers of darkness. The scriptural text was from Luke 13:10-15, where a certain woman was in bondage for eighteen years yet still believe in Christ but had not received total deliverance as a child of God. He said that so many Christian today are still in the churches that are spiritually trapped into satanic domination, control and oppression. This he said wasn’t the plan of God for his children. He further explained that Christians can receive deeper revelation from God as seen in Matthew 16:17-18.  At the same time like Apostle Peter received revelation from the Lord but later was rebuke by the Lord because was Satan hiding behind him to oppose Christ purpose in going to the cross as stated Matt 16: 21-23. He said that as believers in Christ we ought to be diligently to maintain our spiritual alertness, sensitivity and deliverance through consistence fellowship with God, daily walk with Jesus Christ, personal Bible study and prayer lifestyle. We have being delivered from the kingdom of darkness and have been translated into the Kingdom of God; we must work out our salvation with fear and trembling and holding firm our unshakable victory that our Lord Jesus Christ has freely given to us through his bloodshed on the cross. Pastor Obed ended his message by praying for revival and the total deliverance of everyone from satanic domination and oppression. Click here to view the full message. The service came to a close with a prayer by Rev Ed Arcton. Before retiring to bed our missionary team continued earnestly in prayers for the missionary work and the local church in the community.

Rev Arcton Teaching at Awomberew Baptist Church

On the 3rd day, Sunday, was worship service; early hours in the morning we engaged ourselves into spiritual warfare, also to prepare ourselves for worship service. Church Service begins at about 8:30 am with a prayer time led by Pastor Obed. Sunday school Teaching was led by Rev Arcton. The topic for was “Living the Great Commandment as we fulfilled the Great Commission” with emphasis on living as true disciple for Christ Jesus and making disciples for Christ. The Scriptural message was from Matthew 28:18-20 He explains the authority of Jesus Christ which He received through the Cross and thereby commanding the church to go and make disciples of Him, Jesus Christ. He stressed on Jesus Christ triumphing over the power of sin and death. The Lord Jesus Christ purpose was to build his Church and spread the Gospel in all Nations of the earth by means of making disciples through his own people who believe in Him. He has received power and authority from his Father in heaven and now delegating that same power and authority to all who believe in Him to go and do as he did. He explained that one can only become a disciple of Jesus Christ by faith and receiving Christ righteousness as a gift freely given. He ended with a word of prayer and asks everyone to dedicate their life to Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. Click here to view the full Teaching.

Deacon Fiifi Kakraba Preaching Sunday Sermon at Awomberew Baptist Church

Sunday sermon was delivered by Deacon Fiifi Kakraba. He preached on “The fight of faith”. The Scripture text was from Hebrews 4:2, Deacon Fiifi Kakraba explained and expanded the scripture text and highlighted the effect of unbelief and disobedience which makes the Good news preached powerless and unproductive in the life of a Christian. As children of God, we ought to manifest the glory of God through Jesus Christ who conquered sins with his great Love on the cross. He further said that we as children of God should fight the good fight for our faith in Christ Jesus; the devil comes only to steal, killed and destroys what is not his. His assignment is to destroy our faith and stop us from laying hold of the promise God as its written the Holy Scriptures. He concluded by calling people to total repentance and reject unbelief, disobedient and stubborn of hearts. We have to accept and believe that the Good news is the power of God to save sinful mankind from the dominion of sin and death. Click here to view the full sermon.

Church service came to a close after Rev Ed Arcton pronouncing the benediction and sharing of the Grace of God.

Sports Evangelism – Kumasi City.

Sports evangelism is now finding it breakthrough into our local Churches here in Ghana. Rescue Sports Foundation seeks to pinion and champion this course and be a ring leader in this effort with the strength of the Holy Spirit. To achieve this goal RSF hosted Jimmy Larche, founder of Breakaway Sports USA in Ghana for sports outreach. Jimmy arrives at the Ghana Airport on Friday afternoon 22nd February 2019. He was welcome by the Director of RSF and Board Chairman. Straight away we set off from the City of Accra heading to Kumasi City for the sports evangelism outreach and arrives same today.

It was 5 to 6 hours drive. Going out of the city was a slow motion and entering into another city did the same owning to traffic congestion. However, we made it by the Grace of God, even though stressful and a long journey on the highway. The travelling mercy of God was with us and the peace of God gloom our hearts as we landed in the city of Kumasi. It was night at our arrival and we find rest for the night waiting to see the brightness of the day with its glamour and glorious sunlight at Kumasi city.

Before mid mornings we were on the field with different groups of disabilities sports teams waiting for our arrival and massage.

Amputee Football Team, Jimmy Larche and some RSF Officials

Jimmy Larche from Breakaway begins by sharing the Love of God reveal in his Son Jesus Christ to our audience. Goodnews is what God gave us in his begotten Son Jesus Christ. Heaven is our eternal home. This life on earth is temporal not permanent. Our physical conditions are not forever, and our disabilities will change in the present of our God.  In heaven we will be different and be made like Him. This was Jimmy Larche speaking.

Rev Arcton added and said, no matter how we look like in the eye of people and no matter how people view us to be, the truth is this, God made us all in his own image and likeness. The Psalmist says we are fearfully and wonderful made by our God. Hear the words of King David saying …“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully wonderfully made: marvellous [are] thy works; and [that] my soul knoweth right well”. (Psalms 139:14)

Therefore, self acceptance and appreciation to God for who am I and who we are is a victory over challengers. Thanking God for giving us life and having Jesus in my life is the greatest joy and achievement. He said further that in life, we are not equal in positions, we are not equal in functions however, we must understand that we are all equal in IMPORANTCY. God made it so. Be grateful and give God thanks everyday when the darkness of night blows away by the wings of the wind and thereby we can see the brightness of the dawn and gazing on beauty of the sunlight. If you’re able to wake up and breathe in fresh air all day long, be thankful. This is not by chance as other may think, it’s absolutely Gift of God. Let’s us rejoice and be thankful unto our maker, Our Lord and our God.

Coach Ben Annor, the Director of Rescue Sports Foundation was our host, the Lord is with him. His calling and Ministry is to preach Christ Jesus and make HIM known through the vehicle of Sports Outreach. More importantly to reach out to the disabilities people group in our society neglected, ignored by many and look down upon as people rejected from families and homes. He believes the power of the Gospel, and sharing the Love of God in Jesus Christ is sufficient and have the power to bring regeneration and transforms human life from nobody to somebody.

Sports world is our Mission field, unreached and non-evangelized with the Gospel. Our aim is to reach out to evangelize and make disciple for Christ through sharing the Love of God and living the power of the Gospel in sports fields around the globe. The sports world needs people of God to witness the power of the Gospel and live the Love of God among them today.

We met with different disability sports teams. Such as —

  1. Amputee Soccer Team
  2. Deaf and Mute Rugby and Handball Teams
  3. The Blind Team
  4. Wheel Chair Team
  5. Church Juvenile Teams
  6. All Coaches
  7. And Others

The message of the Gospel was delivered in love to each of the sports disciplines.

At CPC Sports field Jimmy Larche begin his Baseball Sports training with the youth. It was awesome! The Juvenile teams were there to display their soccer skills. The message of the cross was presented to them. The Pastor of CPC was there in person and gave us his full support and blessings. He also refreshes us after the program. We are indeed grateful.

Baseball Training with Jimmy Larche from USA

Suddenly hours runs faster than we would have considered. The evening hours appears. Telling us, it’s time to take a break from daily activities.

The night quickly flew away. Sunday morning comes; it’s the Lord’s Day we were at PIWC hall for worship service. Officially welcome and introduced by our host Pastor and Leaders. Pastor Jimmy stated our purpose of visit, which is Sports evangelism. The Pastor of PIWC preached powerful message, we were bless by the sermon. Soon the Church service was over at about 9:30 a.m Sunday morning. Therefrom we set off to the CPC Church for another Church Service, we arrives and as usual, were officially welcome and introduce by the Pastor in charge. Pastor Jimmy Larche was the main guest preacher. The Love of the father was his message to the church. It was powerful message delivered with boldness and with passion for the lost, which touches everyone at Church. Soon again Church Service was over. The Host Pastor Rev Achia invited us for Lunch. We say thank you Pastor.

Coach Ben Annor, Rev Ed Arcton, and Jimmy Larche at PIWC Church Service: Asokwa – Kumasi.

After waiting awhile the TV clues arrive for an interview on sports outreach. Pastor Jimmy Lache and Rev Arcton spoke on air to the TV Clue when they arrived at the Church Hall.

By 4:30 pm we were on our way to PIWC Church Hall for RSF Board of Directors meeting with Jimmy Larche. The meeting began at 5:30 pm, Rev Arcton Chaired the meeting. It last for the period of two hours. The Board discussed matters of interest with Pastor Jimmy Larche to establish a common ground for partnership, cooperation and exchange of ideas to advance sports evangelism and missions globally.

New Board Chairman Elect.                                

In conclusion, the Board agreed on numbers of issues and identify areas and platform to work together with Breakaways Sports USA, to advance Sports Outreach Ministry around the global. Before meeting came to a close the Board elected Rev Ed Arcton as their new Board Chairman with Mr. Kwabena Adu Baah as Vice Chairman to run the affairs of the Rescue Sports Foundation. The day activities were sealed with a prayer after the Board meeting came to closure. The minutes of the Board meeting is here

RSF Board Meeting with Coach Jimmy Larche

Thank be unto our God for a successful evangelism mission at Kumasi City, Ghana.

To Learn more about Sports Ministry and Evangelism click the here

LMC Reporting.

Awomberew Mission Report: 15th – 17th February 2019

We arrived at the mission ground and immediately enter into serous time of intercessory prayer for the local church and the community evangelization. From here we were at the church hall for another evening prayer service with the locals to begin our missionary work in the village.
Deacon Isaac preached that night, his topic was “The Lord has need of everyone”. The Bible passage was from the Gospel of John Chapter 4, where Our Lord Jesus had to pass through the city of Samaria to preach the gospel to people whom the Jews considered unworthy to God. He further explained that the Lord has need of everyone to hear the message of the kingdom so that they will be liberated from the powers of sin and death, fear and bondage of darkness. He concluded by saying that the gospel was for all and that God loves the people of Samaria, he wants them to hear the goodnews of salvation. That Jesus himself speaking to them is the Life and the truth, he is the savoir of all mankind and whoever believes in HIM have eternal life. After the sermon, the man of God Rev Arcton led the whole church into powerful prayer time; it was followed by deliverance and healing of many under satanic oppression and bondage. The Lord was with us and working through us confirming his WORD with signs and wonders. We give Glory unto the Lord our God.
Saturday morning was a precious and blessed time spends in the presence of God during the Church morning devotion time. Pastor Obed ministered to the congregation. He spoke on a message about the Holy Spirit and why believers need the Holy Spirit. He explained how the Holy Spirit was involved from creation and how the Holy Spirit came upon God’s chosen servants both in the days of the Old Testament to the New Testament era. In the book of Luke Gospel chapter 3 and 4 tell us how the Holy Spirit descended and filled JESUS CHRIST himself, who came from the Father in heaven, and led Him throughout his life on earth. Likewise we found the Holy Spirit working in and through other Men and Women God choose to use both in the Old and New Testament era. Such as Sampson, Gideon, David, John the Baptist etc. Pastor Obed emphases how the Holy Spirit impacted JESUS’s personal life and empowers him in ministry to fulfill God purpose on earth. He emphases that, we need the work of the Holy Spirit in our life every moment as we walk and live here on this earth. Without the Holy Spirit we are nobody and cannot carry out God’s agenda and fulfill God plan for our life no matter the situation we find ourselves. Our total surrender and obedient of the leadership of the Spirit of God in a necessity for our daily fellowship and walk with the Lord. In conclusion Pastor Obed led us in prayer for the infilling and empowerment of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

Pastor Obed Leading Sunday School Service at Awomberew Baptist Church

Later in the day, we embarked on house to house visitations and personal evangelism. The Annual festival of the community attracts many, guests, visitors and other people to the community from different part of the country. There were a lot of activities ongoing; one is the football games between various groups within the community. However after our outreach we committed ourselves into prayers for the people living in the village and surrounding communities.
In the evening, we had a prayer session with the people at the church hall; this was led by Deacon Isaac. He gave word of exaltation and led an intercessory prayer for the church, the community and the nation as well as individuals. He said, Jesus builds his church on a strong foundation which was He himself and nothing could ever be able to destroy it. Rev Ed Arcton, expounded the power of prayer and blessed the people in the name of the Lord.  It was day of refreshment from the Lord. We were back to our quarters and continued in prayers into late in the night.

The following day comes with its untold story. It was Sunday morning the Lord’s Day, Church service started earlier and here are we again in the present of the Lord, to worship and give thanks to the Lord. Pastor Obed led the church in Sunday bible Lesson, he taught about the ‘Early Church’ and spoke concerning how the church began, how the church maintained its salvation message, how they continued to walk and live in the spirit of loving each other as Jesus has loved then and taught them to do. God brought numerical growth and increased because they followed the Masters footsteps in love. The scripture says, “And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with [them], and confirming the word with signs following. Amen. (Mark 16:20) Again in Acts scripture says…and the Lord added to the church such as ware being saved daily”. It was such a blessing to hear GOD’s word from his servant.
Pastor Obed then led the church into worship and prayer session.

Deacon Isaac Preaching at Church Service at Awomberew baptist Church

Deacon Isaac deliver the Sunday’s message entitle “The Good News”. He explained the message of the kingdom of God as the Good news to mankind. The love of God manifested through his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, who gave his life to die and saved mankind. And that whoever believes in him would not die but have eternal life. He said the good news of the kingdom is to bring sinners to God and not to drive them away as some people do by scattering the flocks of God with contaminated and diluted messages which is unscriptural and isn’t from God. He said the message of the Kingdom is simple, but powerful that God loves mankind even though we all died in sins and trespasses, Jesus came and took the punishment of our sins upon himself and die in our place for us. He said further that “for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost. (Luke 19:10) And because it was Goodnews for mankind scriptural says “Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus.” Luke 15:1 NIV. He concluded that if the preaching we hear drives us away and makes you hide yourself from God’s presence and does not instead drives us into our knees to confess our sinful ways that preaching isn’t the biblical gospel found in the Bible. This is the WILL of God, that all should come to the knowledge of the truth and repent and be saved eternally. The intentions of God are to save us, not to destroy the sinner. Deacon Isaac then led the Church to prayer after the sermon. Rev Ed Arcton encourage the church with a message on love, saying if Christ so loved us then we ought to love one another. Closing prayer was said by Rev Arcton, followed by benediction.  

Annual Festival.                                      

Rev Arcton Preaching at Awomberew Village Community Annual festival

The whole community gathered together at their community ground for their Annual Festival, to give thanks to God and to raise funds for community development. We were invited as Guests. Rev Arcton was the main Guest Speaker. He preaches on message of Love God and Love your Neighbor as the Bible commands and demands from everyone.

God want us to live and walk in “LOVE” because he is the God of Love, which is the greatest virtue the Holy Scripture made us understands. He explained further that as a community of families, love is necessary for family reunion and social development. Love binds us together and without love society crashes into pierces, this produces all kinds of social evils devices that destroys and delays community transformation, development and family unity. He said God wanted to heal and restores us unto himself as his own people he loves and care for. In the same way God want us to live in a better world, free of suffering and evil which are the courses of human wickedness. God show his perfect love towards man by giving us his own begotten Son, Jesus Christ who gave his life and died for sinful mankind. Accepting and inviting the Lord Jesus Christ into our life and home begins our total reconciliation, restoration and transformation of both our life and society into God’s plan of heaven on earth. Jesus asks us to pray this way, “And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. (Luke 11:2) Click here to view the sermon.

  In conclusion, Rev Arcton further said that God gave to all of us two most important commandments to obey, which is “Love the Lord your God with all your hearts and Love your neighbor as yourself”. This two golden commandment hang on us to obey and do them. If we claim we are children of God, redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb. Let’s walk and live in the Love of the Father all the time. John the Apostle said “Beloved let us love one another for God is Love and whosoever loves is born of God overcomes the world”. Love is the greatest virtue, it’s possible to Love and be beloved.

Mission Report: LMC

Mission Field Report

1st Missionary trip 2019, Awombrew Baptist Church, Awombrew Village

We arrive at the Church premises late Friday evening for the All Night Prayer Service. The service has already begun and everybody was on the knee praying. Presiding Deacon James, welcome us later to the All night prayer service, likewise the members of the church who were happy to receive us.

The Service was than handle over to Rev Arcton and Pastor Obed to lead the service through to the end. It was a blessed time spent in prayer and in the presence of the Lord. Rev Arcton exhausted the people to cultivate the habit and spirit of prayer as it was in the beginning of the Church in Acts of Apostles when the growing young church always came together for prayer service.

Pastor Obed Preaching at Awombrew Baptist Church

Pastor Obed took over and led us into serious prayer time for the church and the community. We prayed for great move of God and salvation of souls into the Kingdom of God. He further explained the need to deal with and pray against satanic strongholds and activities in the community. The Light of God must dispel darkness. Those in darkness must see the light of God shining in the church and our life must attract sinners into Christ Jesus for salvation. The All Night Prayer Service came to a close at 4:00 am.

After resting awhile we found ourselves back to the church premises again on Saturday morning, this time with the Women Association of Baptist Convention. They came from all the district area for Retreat and prayer for the church and Leadership. It was a moment of reflection and seeking God for the Church.

Rev Arcton spoke on the importance of prayer for the Church in Ghana and the whole Nation. We need God interventions and Revival he said. He encourages the women to take the challenge to their respective Churches and raise an alter of continues prayerforce for Ghana and its Presidency. The Women’s Prayer Retreat ended with a blessing from Rev Arcton.

 In the evening, Rev Arcton met section of the Youth Ministry and with Words of encouragement admonishes them to be committed fully to the person of Jesus Christ and the Local Church. He shares his own life experiences and bold decisions he took that enable him to survive through all challenges and trails as a youth and student at that time.

Sunday morning arrive with its brightness and soundness. We were in the Church Service; the joy of the Lord was with everyone. The Church with great enthusiasm and eagerness were ready to hear the word of the Lord from us. Rev Arcton taught them from the Holy Scriptures during the Sunday school session. The topic of the message is “The Apostle Paul Prayer for the Church”. The message is here.

During the Church Service he also preach the sermon on the Topic “Love, the greatest Christian Virtue” Click to here to view the message.

Awombrew Baptist Church

Pastor Obed took over the Pulpit and Preach the Message entitled “The Value of a Soul”. The text was taken from the Book of Mark 8:36.  He said among many other things, what shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loss his soul. He stressed the importance of soul of people who have not receive the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.  He said the Souls of men and women are important for that sake God sent His only Begotten Son to die for and to save them from the power of darkness, sin and Satan. We as Church of God should also commit ourselves by sharing the Goodnews of Jesus to all men for their Salvation. They must know God just as you and I have Jesus Christ in our Life. The Massage is here

Conclusion

Our Missionary trip was a successful one. God, carrying out his purpose in and through us will at all course and by all means perform His own purpose wherever we go and shall be blessed. We are his vessel created unto good work in Christ Jesus. AMEN.

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Ordination of Pastor Chris.

Ordination of Pastor Francis Christian Anoquampong

Date: 2nd December 2018

The Ordination of Rev Francis Christian Anoquampong, a student and Graduate of Christian Leaders Institute (CLI) Michigan, USA. He was ordained as a Commission Minister of the Word. This was officiated by Rev Ed Arcton from Ghana on the 2nd December 2018 at Christ Victory Evangelical Church, Takoradi – Ghana. There were other Ministers of the Gospel that witness and grace the occasion with their presence and gifts. Family members, friends of the newly Ordained Minister and the whole Church were in attendance. The Holy Spirit presence was greatly felt and the joy of the Lord fills the hearts and life of everyone presence.

The testimony about the Newly Ordained (Rev Christian Anoquampong) by Rev Hagan, Pastor of House of Kings OMI is here. Rev Forson testimony is also here

Rev Christian Anoquampong and his wife knee as the Officiating Minister and Other Pastors pray for them.

In a sermon delivered by Rev Ed Arcton, the Officiating Minister, stresses the need for the newly Ordain Pastor to learn and practice the habit of total dependence on the Holy Spirit in every area of his life, calling and Ministry. He said the Lord Jesus Christ himself during his life on earth saw the need of his fully dependency, empowerment and obedience of the Spirit of God from the beginning to the end of his ministry on earth.

In the Book of Luke Gospel 3: 21-22; scripture says; 21 Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,
22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.

Likewise in Chapter 4: 1-2. He was led by the Spirit of God to the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. In verse 14 same chapter after the temptation he was full of the Holy Ghost, there he begin to preach and teach. Rev Arcton emphasis the continues infilling of the Holy Spirit if we are to make any impart that affect the life of people that hear us when we preach and teach the Word of God everywhere and anytime. The Scripture declares that from there the Lord Jesus enters into the synagogues and it was delivered unto him the Book of Isaiah, the (Holy Scriptures) where it was written about him, the purpose of his life and mission on earth. Rev Arcton said that the Holy Scriptures, is the Word of God, everything we need to start and finish our God given assignment here on earth in the Bible. This Bible must be sufficient and enough for us as Ministers of the Gospel. We should not look for anything outside the Word of God, the Bible. Worldly attractions will certainly rise its head at all course, Satan will attack us from different direction but cannot overcome us when we are fully situated in Word of God and filled with the Spirit of God.

Newly Ordained: Rev Francis Christian Anoquampong being introduce to the congregation after his consecration by Officiating Ministers.

The Lord Jesus Christ declares in Luke 4:18 “The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.”

Rev Arcton said we need more of the Holy Ghost in our daily living to fully obey God, we need always to abide under the anointing of the Holy Spirit if we are to carry out God given mandate and faithfully discharge our God’s given assignment to the end. Without the Holy Spirit in our life and ministry all that we do will be in vain at the end of our journey on earth.

It is the Holy Scriptures delivered to the Lord Jesus, where he find the road map of divine assignment. He open the scriptures and it is there in the scripture he discovered His Mission here on earth.

As newly ordained minister of the Gospel, you must devote your totally life fully in studying the whole Bible not some part but all. The Bible have all that we will need to do God’s will from beginning to the end. God’s Word gives us wisdom, knowledge and power to accomplish the impossible for Christ Jesus and advance the kingdom of God wherever we are.

The Apostle Paul charged Timothy and said 1 Timothy 4:10-14 – ” 10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe. 11 These things command and teach12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. 14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. 15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. 16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.

Newly Ordained: Rev Francis Christian Anoquampong delivering his Ordination speech to the Church.

The Newly Ordained, Christian F. Anoquampong response after his Ordination is here

In conclusion Rev Arcton charge the newly Ordained Minister to hold in high honor the Holy Bible. He said …

“You must open the Bible, read it and eat them everyday as your daily meal.  Live the Bible and let your daily lifestyle be a written Scriptures to all who observes you. In the same way it is your responsibility to preach and teach others the same Word of God and let them do just as you have done”.

God Bless you all. Amen.

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Meet the Ghana National Women’s Soccer Team

The Leadership of Rescue Sports Foundation visited the Women’s National Soccer Team at their resident in La-Palm Beach Hotel. The purpose of this visit was to share the Gospel with them and donate few items. It was led by Rev Osei Kofi, Rev Ed Arcton and Coach Ben, the Director of RSF. We were received by the Head Coach Bashir Hayford and other officials of the women’s national team during their Lunch time.

RSF Officials addressing the Women’s National Team during their Lunch Time at La Palm Beach Hotel.

Words of encouragement from Rev Osei Kofi, Rev Arcton and Mr Baah to the team and officials were received in good faith. Prayers were said for the team and officials as they prepare for their National assignment ahead of them. Afterward, Sports Bible for Coaches were donated to the officials, also other items were added for the women’s team, it was received by women’s team Captain.

Rescue Sports Foundation Leadership and the Head Coach/Staffs of the Women’s National Soccer Team in Photos

Afterward, we have special indoor meeting with the Coach and leadership to consider the inclusion of Sports Chaplaincy to the national team as a necessity to help mentor and provides spiritual guidance for the team players in their future career.

Our visit ended with deep assurance from the Coach Bashir to fellow up the discussion and contact from them soon.

Report: EAM Office.

TOGO MISSION

Date: 26th – 29th October, 2018

 

Rev Arcton arrives at Kpessi Village, Togo on Friday afternoon 26th October 2018, to begin work as the Main Guest of Honor and Guest Speaker for the occasion.

It was Friday all night prayer service, the whole place was filled with people coming from different places in the surrounding communities, towns and villages in Togoland. The worship team was at their best, providing and creating the healthy environment as individual throw themselves in worship and praises. Song ministrations also come from other gifted individually. Fervent prayer lead by one of the associate Pastor follows, the ministration of the word was powerful and blessings to everyone at the service.  The All night prayer watch begins from 9:00 Friday through 3:00 am Saturday early morning.

The atmosphere was charge with the spirit of prayer, worship and the presence of God was there to bless. By the close of the night watch, many wish it continues to day break.

In the afternoon Ordinations of new pastors begins at 2:00 pm Saturday afternoon, expectations were very high as families of the Candidates grace the occasion with their presence, prayers and support.

Officiating Ministers: Rev Arcton, Rev James and Rev Enoch

Four newly pastors were Ordained, the ceremony was officiated by Apostle James, Apostle Arcton and Apostle Enoch. This was assisted by other senior and associate pastors’ presence. It was a joyful moment, but with sober reflection.

Apostle James preached and challenger the newly ordain pastors to arise and fulfill the noble calling no matter the circumstance that may come on their way in course of the work no mater wherever they may be found. Faithfulness, integrity and truthiness are foundational strength of any man called by God to serve the Master Jesus Christ, carrying out their assignment with perseverance, endurance and longsuffering.

The Newly pastor were ordained to Office on that blessed saturday, Charges and blessings from the Scriptures were pronounced and declared on each of them by the officiating Ministers.

The Newly Ordained Pastors and Wives kneeing before the officiating Ministers for prayers.

 

Sunday morning arrives, the light of the day begins unfolding up from its resting place, and it rises in its full strength. Its brightness and shining light led the way as we match our steps back to the Church service for thanksgiving service for the newly ordained Pastors, secondly also for head pastor 30th years of ministry in Togoland. On that day Apostle James, his airplane and foot landed in the soil of Lome, Togo to begin his ministry and church planting.

The auditorium was once again charge with worship, praises, celebration and thanksgiving unto God.

Rev Arcton once again mounts the Podium to deliver his message from God to the audience. It was a solemn day and the atmosphere was blissful. God’s presence was mightily felt.  Expectations were very high, yet the message was delivered in simple terms and ways but commanding, powerful and soul uplifting.

Topic of the message:”Counting the Cost of Discipleship”

The Man of God heighted on the calling and ministry of Apostle Paul in

2 Corinthian 11:16-33

16   I say again, Let no man think me a fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool receive me, that I may boast myself a little.

   17 That which I speak, I speak [it] not after the Lord, but as it were foolishly, in this confidence of boasting.

   18 Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also.

   19 For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye [yourselves] are wise.

   20  For ye suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour [you], if a man take [of you], if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on the face.

   21 I speak as concerning reproach, as though we had been weak. Howbeit whereinsoever any is bold, (I speak foolishly,) I am bold also.

   22 Are they Hebrews? so [am] I. Are they Israelites? so [am] I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so [am] I.

   23 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I [am] more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft.

   24 Of the Jews five times received I forty [stripes] save one.

   25 Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep;

   26  [In] journeyings often, [in] perils of waters, [in] perils of robbers, [in] perils by [mine own] countrymen, [in] perils by the heathen, [in] perils in the city, [in] perils in the wilderness, [in] perils in the sea, [in] perils among false brethren;

   27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.

   28 Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches.

   29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not?

   30 If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities.

   31 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not.

   32 In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desirous to apprehend me:

   33 And through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and escaped his hands.

The glory of a man, God uses is seen by the price he or she is committed and willing to pay for in his life time. The Apostle Paul boasted of his suffering and afflicting which he endures for the sake of the Gospel of Christ Jesus his Lord, not on the pleasures and acquisitions of material wealth of this world, the man of God says.

In brief the man of God call on the church to appreciate God’s love, faithfulness and tender mercies in the life of their head Pastor, for this 30 years service and sacrificing for the work of the church and ministry, both in difficult time, dangerous time and in Pleasant time as well. Many pastors have been trained, ordained and sent out to the mission field for harvest of souls into the kingdom of God.

Rev Ed Arcton preaching on Sunday at Victory Evangelistic Church, Kpessi – Togo

The Church keep matching forward redeeming more lost souls and occupying more territory and expanding the advancement of the Kingdom of God among men.

Jesus Christ declares and quotes “And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar–jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed [it] unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” (Matt 16:16-19)

 

38th Anniversary Thanksgiving Service Cake

It’s Jesus Christ, the head of the Church, who is building his own Church, the powers of hell cannot, and will not be able to withstand it strength, might and advancement here on earth. Let’s all arise, therefore and go forth with the name of Jesus Christ, living the great commandment as we fulfill the great commission in all nations of the earth. – Rev Ed Arcton

 

Serving God in Spirit and in Truth

Sunday Church service began at 9:00am
Sunday school was led by Pastor Obed Richards.Topic: Serving God (Exodus 8:1)
Study details : To understand the importance of serving God, we first ought to understand where we are now, where we stand, and why we are required to serve and worship the only through God?.

Pastor Obed leading a Sunday School session

We understood that from the Holy Scriptures that …
1. God is our source
2. God is our strength
3. God is our savior
God created everything and placed in an environment which man can operate every well. Fish have water, birds have the air, and cattle also have the land. The environment of man is in God because we came from him, we were created in his own image and likeness, making God our true environment to express ourselves. We can properly function only when we are in him. Serving God puts us always in God, whether in worship, in prayer, walking in the Word of God, demonstrating the fruits of the Spirit we have the image and posses that which is of God. Man derives his strength from God as well as in Jesus Christ, who saves us from the dominion of sin. Serving God makes us come alive and we are being sustained forever and ever in Him.
Sunday school was ended with a word of prayer at 10:15am.

Sunday service sermon given through Rev Ed Arcton
Sermon title: God is Spirit (John 4:24-25)

Awomberew Baptist Church Service in session.

The man of God explained that in our time and generation we no longer worship God according to the flesh, on the mountains or any particular place but we do worship God in Spirit and in truth since God is Spirit. Christians must worship God because of who he is and approach him in honesty and truth not because of what we want from Him. We deceive ourselves when we offer worship full of pretense. God knows every secret thing in our life; Jesus told the Samaritan woman all her secret and said it times for true worshippers to worship God in Spirit and truth. The truth is His Word and we must come to him through his Word, the Holy Bible. Service was ended with a word of prayer by Deacon Isaac Fiifi Kakraba.

Church Conference

Church Conference follows immediately after the Church Service which lasted for One Hour. It was a general meeting involving everyone to deliberate on the welfare and progress of the church in the locality. The conference was led by Rev Ed Arcton who taught and explains the roles of every individual in the church. He explains further that the church is a body consisting of many parts. No one person can make it alone, everyone needs the other to function properly and efficiently within the Body of the Church. We all have roles, responsibilities, assignment and functions in the church. Just as we all have receives gifts from the Lord. Failure to play your role will create a loop hole and allows the devil to sneak through and cause destruction within which can hinder the growth of the Church. Identifying personal capable to service in different position was discussed and restructuring various organs within the church was done. Some members were elected while others volunteered to serve.  Rev Arcton stressed the impotency of the leader and his executive to present themselves at the local, district and zonal meeting of the whole Baptist Church. It is the responsibility of the leader of the local church to give periodic report of progress and welfare of the local Assembly to the Zonal Head and the District Pastor. Failure and refusal to do this will keep the church backward and unattended in many ways. The church meeting and its deliberation was well come by all. The meeting ended with a closing prayer.