My family and the church are grateful to the Lord for His continued faithfulness over the last three months. We thank all our supporters and prayer partners for the level of support (spiritual, financial and moral) given us. May the Lord continue to bless you richly. This report highlights our activities for the last three months (July to September).
Our children successfully ended the school year, with many of them making passes to the next grades. Princess Sackie, our elder daughter, graduated from high school in September. This school year began in early September, and all the children including the orphans, are in school. In fact, we are sponsoring 22 students in school this year including our orphans. Mac, our elder son, who is studying in Kigali, Rwanda, has been there for one year now, and is completing his first program. Thanks to all those who are helping to support him there.
Rose continues to suffer from the back pain she sustained in April. Since the coronavirus pandemic, She has not been to Accra for her medical check-up. We are trusting the Lord to provide the needed fund (USD$2,000) for this health trip.
The church doors remained opened during the quarter. The average attendance for the quarter is:
- Sunday School- 41
- Children Church- 64
- Worship Services (First service- 140; Second service – 50)
- Wednesday Prayer meeting- 20
Church attendance here usually drop during the rainy season. As we continue to minister weekly (from the pulpit via the radio, and community outreach), some trusted the Lord, while eight (8) persons got baptized during the quarter. On August 28, a workshop was held for newly elected deacons and other leaders.
After many months of fund raising, the church building project has resumed, with the completion of the downstairs edifice tiling and the baptismal pool. Work on the ceiling starts very soon after the completion of the tiling.
Youth Ministries (School and AWANA)
Academic 2022/23 began in September. However, many schools including Calvary Baptist Schools were not opened due to the inability of many parents to register students. Calvary operates a system of four schools. Our schools are funded by tuition fees from parents, without outside assistance. Academic activities at the Todee School resumed, with close to 200 students in attendance. For this school year, a minimum fee of LD$1000 (USD$7) is charged each stud
AWANA will soon resume now that schools have opened. We were able to print 100 AWANA book for the kids. We still owed the printing press USD$300. The school and the AWANA programs are good evangelistic ministries for the church. This year, the church plans to host a youth camp for the children.
The first module for academic 2022/2023 at the Jake Memorial Baptist College ended a week ago. Six (6) new students were enrolled from the churches, with more coming in for the second module. This was due to a vigorous publicity and visitation to the churches by a special committee set up for this purpose. Jake has more than 25 students including those who are awaiting graduation. During the first semester break, a meeting was held with the National Commission on Higher Education (NCHE) to review the second draft document for the elevation of the College to full degree. The building project also made a headway, with installation of windows. The College will open for the second module on October 17.
During the third quarter, two members went home to be with the Lord. Sister Roseline Toweh, secretary general of the YWCA of Liberia, and chair lady of the church’s anniversary committee, died from asthma. In August, Sister Lorpu Morris, a member of the ushers, died from a protracted sickness.
Please pray for the following requests:
- The spiritual grow of the church
- The completion of the first phase of the church building project
- Funds (USD$2000) to send Rose to Ghana for her medical check-up
- The completion of the Bible College’s elevation documents
Rev. Dr. G. Larque Vaye
Calvary Baptist Church
Senior Pastor and