Ghana Easter Camp for the Blind 2011

“Let the Redeemed of the Lord say so…” Psalm 107:2.

What a thrill it is to celebrate our Lord and Saviour’s resurrection at Easter Camp 2011.  This is one of my favorite times of year.  All around us are signs of new life - green grasses, trees, flowers are blooming and the excitement of the rainy season here to plant.   Here at H*VMI Ghana outreach, things are still as busy as ever. Friday the 22nd of April we had different speakers teaching on the 7 words of the Cross, where there were almost 190 Blind young adults.  The Gospel was clearly presented and six Campers made a decision for salvation.  

On Saturday we had a very nice worship service, and Pastor Richard Avevor, one of our old campers, now a full time Pastor, serving the Lord came to speak to the Campers.

His testimony as a former troublesome student was relevant to our theme message from Psalm 107:2.

  Sunday we had a special sunrise service on the soccer field early morning and exciting worship service at 11:00 am.  I really enjoyed listening to the various groups singing and the preaching as well.  

On Easter Monday we had the outreach gospel music in front of the Chapel Hall with friends and neighbours coming outside to listen.

This gave an opportunity for all the shy campers to exhibit their talents.  The whole ground was touched and filled with the power of the Holy Spirit.

  The songs were touching, well received and well done.  The Blind Campers worked very hard on their preparation for the programe and for the celebration.  We all had fun.   The presence and message from our former Handi-Camp camper Richard Avevor was well fitting for Camp 2011, and we are praising the Lord for how well, He has blessed this camp Ministry for all these years.   It is always a pleasure to have our own campers visit and share with us.  The Lord kept everyone safe during Camp.  Campers and staff came with teachable hearts.  We saw many, many answers to prayer these past weeks.     Another major answer to prayer was how the Lord chose to provide financially for the Camp Ministry.  He also provided good health for all our staff and campers.   Just a quick note about our family:  Leonard our oldest son, 16 years in grade 10 is doing well in school, very active playing piano for the local church we attend.  Dorothy, 12 years, and Timothy 7 years are also very active and did serve as guides for the blind campers this year.  They have great interest in our camp ministry.  Living on the premises at Echoing Hills Village has given them exposure and interest to be part of the ministry.  Victoria is busy with her nursing work and also involved with providing clinical work etc. at camp.  We thank the Lord for our precious family.   We are truly grateful for our prayer team and partners the Lord has built for the work in Ghana, Africa.   Comment by a camper from Kumasi in Ashanti region: 

The preaching and the music were the best I have ever heard, I plan to return next year and bring a friend.

Please pray that, with my mind and heart I would exalt the Lord.  Psalm 57:5.  Jeremiah 29:12-13 “Then shall ye call upon me and ye shall go and pray  unto me and I will hearken unto you.  Verse 13 - “And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart."  Our God has promised to answer our prayers. 

May the Lord bless you and keep you all as you faithfully pray for us.

Pictures of Ghana Easter Camp 2011