Calvary Baptist Church Third Quarter Newsletter
Time flies so fast. We are now in the tenth month of the year 2018, and soon, Christmas will be here. Indeed, there is time for everything under the sun. Jesus said, we must work while it is day; the night is coming when no man can work. We praise the Lord for the work here at Calvary. God has been good to us for the past three months since my return home early July following four months of visit to the US. Many thanks to the IGM family and all our friends and supporting churches and individuals (ministry and orphans support) for their prayers and continued supports. May the Lord richly bless you.
Activities here at Calvary remained on course as planned. Services were held weekly at Calvary and at the fellowships around the country. We continue to preach the gospel and reach out, with many professions made and baptismal services held. Academic activities for 2017 and 2018 at the school came to an end in July, and subsequently opened for the next school year in September. The church building construction made progress, with the completion of the second and last floors casting. The school construction at Suakoko saw the casting of the concrete slab as school activities there resumed for academic 2019/2019.
This report reviews activities for the last three months from July to September including, our family, attendance and general ministry activities.
The Lord remained good to our family during the quarter. All the kids performed well in school at the end of the school year. Close to the end of the quarter, Rose started to experience severe back pain again. Since her last medical check-up in 2014, following her surgery five years ago, she has not gone back to Ghana due to lack of funds. We plan to send here to Ghana, Lord willing, in November. My health has been good since my return from the US.
The average attendance for the quarter is as follows:
1. Sunday School- 104
2. Sunday Service and Children Church – 314
3. Wednesday Prayer meeting- 20
Professions of Faith
During the quarter, 40 persons made profession of faith in the Lord.
At the New Malonkai Baptist Church in Todee, 11 persons were baptized in July.
Church Construction Projects
Following the slow pace of the work in May and July, the works resumed in July. We praise the Lord for His continued provisions through the generous giving by members of the church, donations from churches and friends in the US A, and members of the Calvary Baptist Church Association in America. As the result, the casting of the last floor was completed as the quarter came to a close. The walls are going up, to be followed by the roofing.
During the last quarter, donations came from the following:
1. The Indianapolis Baptist Tabernacle, Indianapolis, IN
2. First Baptist Church of Wellington, Ohio
3. First Baptist Church, Sioux Fall, SD
4. Harlan Hill Baptist Church, Grand Rapids, MI
5. Sterling Baptist Church, Sterling AL
6. Sister Cathy Bristol
7. Calvary Baptist Church Association in the US (Adolphus Sow, Chris Saryee, Prynce Ngwayah, David and Elfreida Gueh, Roosevelt Troyah)
Suakoko School Project
Construction works at the Suakoko School project resumed during the quarter, with the completion of the concrete slab. The Suakoko Calvary Baptist High School is located on a hundred-acre land in Suakoko, Bong County.
Leadership Training Program
A two-month discipleship and leadership training was conducted from August to September Ten (10) persons completing the program.
Church Leaders’ Workshop
A one-day workshop was held on Saturday, August 4, 2018 that brought together pastors, deacon and church leaders from the fellowships. Topics discussed were financial management in the church and policy on church planting.
Jake Memorial Baptist College
Regular academic activities resumed at the Jake Memorial Baptist College in August for the academic 2017/2018. There are 25 students presently in the college.
Grace Baptist Fellowship, Margibi County
The Grace Baptist Fellowship in Magibi County, under the leadership of Rev. William Kolaglaye, is a new fellowship that Calvary is working with. The fellowship has 14 baptised members and is presently undertaking a church building project. The project is being undertaken by the church, with the help of Calvary. The amount of USD $ 775.00 is needed to complete the building of the walls, casting of the floor and making of benches.
Death in the church
During the quarter, the church lost two of its members. On August 11, 2018, Sister Linda Tuazama, who was killed in a tragic motor accident in July, was buried. Funeral was also held for Brother Alex Gueh on October 13, 2018. Brother Gueh died late July following years of protracted illness.
Prayer Requests for the quarter
1. Rose’s health trip to Ghana. We will need USD $ 1, 500 for the trip (including plane fare, hotel and bills).
2. Church Project
3. The present state of affair of our nation
4. Cost to c complete the Grace Baptist Fellowship in Margibi County (USD $ 775)
Rev. and Mrs. G. Larque Vaye
National Pastor and Church Planter
Calvary Baptist Church and Jake Memorial Baptist College