A Heart to Worship Under the Scorching Sun
Holding church out in an open field! A dirt floor, no walls and no roof, the people of Accra, Ghana, were happily worshiping under the scorching sun; a typical Sunday.
In 2010, Pastor Sergio Zubillaga from the Canary Islands who has been faithfully engaged in helping a local congregation, invited PMI to travel with him to Ghana with the purpose of finding out how Peace Ministries could help. Once there, the first glimpse was enough to comprehend how poor the country is, and yet, how passionate the people are for the Lord.
The community had been worshiping under the trees to be sheltered for the scorching sun. They petitioned the owner of the land to let them build four walls and a roof so they would have a place to call their home church. The answer was “No.”
Unhindered in spirit, their search for another location ended successfully as Peace Ministries stepped in to help to construct a new building. Simple but functional, their new church allows them to gather several days a week.
While there, we attended a Pastor’s Conference where we discussed bible courses that Peace Ministries wishes to introduce to their congregations. All along, we found the people of Ghana very receptive and grateful for our desire to help them build the Kingdom of God.
This colorful congregation grows steadily as nearby communities become aware of the growing body of Christ in Accra. Residents continue to be is strengthened in the Lord as church leaders and teachers from neighboring cities are able to visit and hold special meetings.
This story reminds me of Luke 11:9-10
“So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
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Rudy de León