SBC This Week Podcast Interview

The weekly podcast from Amy Whitfield and Jonathan Howe interviewed us for a special episode. Amy talked with us about the challenges we face and how God is moving in West Africa. Have a listen!

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Missionaries You Should Know: David George

I penned an article for the IMB’s ongoing “Missionaries You Should Know” series. It’s about one of my missions heroes David George. He pastored the first all-black Baptist church in America, planted the first black Baptist church in Canada, and established the first Baptist church on the continent of Africa.

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BMC 60th Bike Race

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Baptist Medical Centre in Nalerigu, Ghana. Since May, they’ve been celebrating with events each month. September is the “entertainment” month and one of the activities was a bicycle race sponsored by the hospital.

They announced the race on the radio for a few days and had 22 people register. William was traveling but folks know his love of cycling and added him to the list since the race was to occur just a couple days after his return.

On race day, trucks carried all the competitors and their bikes out to Nyingaari, a village just past Gambaga on the main road. They raced from there back to the hospital. While the distance of 7.5 miles wasn’t great, the cyclists had to climb three massive hills.

William has been riding a lot, especially to Gambaga and back (11miles total) so he was ready. His training paid off and he took first place by well over a minute.

All the participants received a bar of soap and a malt drink for completing the race. The first four will be awarded prizes on November 8th, the day of the final 60th Anniversary celebration.

Winners from right to left

Peak Rainy Season Creek Visit

William is off traveling in Europe for a few weeks and I’m holding down the fort with the two kids. This weekend we made a little excursion down to the creek. We’re at the peak of rainy season now and there was much more water than last time. Everything was so green and colorful.

 

Happy 3rd Birthday, KJ!

This weekend we celebrated KJ’s birthday at our home in Nalerigu. KJ’s grandparents had come to visit and Granny Sarah’s birthday is the day before KJ’s so it was a dual-birthday party!

Lots of KJ & Trey’s friends came as well as some of our colleagues and visiting volunteers from the hospital.

KJ Learning to Swim

KJ’s swimming improved a lot this month during our short holiday in Mole National Park.

We also had a surprise visitor at the pool one morning! Thankfully he didn’t get in to swim!

Easter Eggs Hunts at Nakpanduri and Home

Easter came around again and that meant a visit to Nakpanduri for Ms. Denise’s annual easter egg hunt ! I lose track of how many years she has been doing this but it’s over 30 and each year we make sure we attend (2017, 2016, 2015). In addition to the BMC families, this year we had a massive group of volunteers (9 from WVU and a couple others) as well as four German friends that attended.

The next day Heidi did her own traditional Easter Egg hunt around the house with the kids (2017, 2016, 2015).