Located in West Africa, Ghana's name means "Warrior King".
Once part of an ancient military empire called "The Kingdom of Ashanti", they were known as a people of war. Even during British colonization, the Ghanaian people continued to fight for their nation, becoming the first sub-Saharan nation to gain their independence.
Theirs is a history of fighting for freedom, of refusing to accept what someone else said of them—of fighting to survive and thrive in this world.
It's worked too; Ghana has a presence on the world market as an exporter of gold, diamonds, and petroleum. People from other nations in Africa travel to Ghana for better medical care, and it has one of the highest school enrollment rates in all of Africa.
However, despite the success of the nation economically, poverty is still widespread outside of the capital. Families still lack basic needs, like food, clean water, and safe shelter.
The people of Ghana have had to fight for everything they have. And they aren't finished.
While in Ghana, you will partner with a ministry for children who have been orphaned, abandoned, or trafficked. About half of the children at this home are from areas near the ocean, where they were kidnapped and trafficked into child slavery.
Ministry opportunities will include:
Kids Ministry: In the school, orphanage, or church you could lead VBS to teach a valuable life skill like English or music, sharing the love of Christ through relationships and kids' favorite language: fun.
Sports Ministry: Playing basketball or other sports with children and youth.
Intercession Ministry: Teams will participate in the 24-hour prayer and healing rooms the ministry runs.
Discipleship Ministry: Our partners prioritize discipling the children and youth in their care, and you will be able to participate in that. In addition, they want you to be able to use the skills and gifts God has given you - whether that's teaching guitar, the arts, or some other skill.
You can be a part of teach the next generation to live and lead for Christ, and in doing so, change a nation's future.
Join the people of Ghana as they continue to brave the way for a better future.