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We have had inquiries as to exactly what will be the labors of the voluntary helpers on the field in Ghana. So we desire to use this means to explain further what we believe will make up some of these labors.

In the first place we believe the chief reason to have these lay helpers is for the support of the Minister and His Family. It will be very beneficial to have some of like faith to be a sounding board for the direction of the labor and the way in which the labor is being carried out. It is necessary to have a spiritual fellowship with those of like faith when facing the many and varied situations that will arise on the field. This will be important for both the missionary and his wife and family.

The labors will be to help care for the property that will be used, that is the home or compound in which the missionary and helper families will live, as well as the building that will be used for the worship services and meetings. There will be the daily care for maintenance on the vehicle, driving within Accra and out into the countryside, and many other errands and helps with just the daily activity of life.

There will be much labor with the government in order to obtain our residence in the country, extended visas, recognition as an official mission, and quota’s for those allowed to labor in the field. So our helper(s) can help with this labor with the government, freeing the missionary for the labor of preaching the gospel, and for preparation to preach the gospel.

The missionary will be benefited by the helper(s) in the area of advertising and informing the community of our presence in Ghana as a Mission. This will involve contact with the media, and the making and placing of posters in the area where we are laboring informing the people of our meetings, worship services and other spiritual aids.

It also would be helpful if the helper(s) could play the piano, as we will be using a keyboard to lead those gathered for worship in the singing of the Psalms. This would also be an aid to helping those coming to the mission to learn the songs of Zion.

And if the helper(s) are qualified to help in the home schooling or even the teaching of a school it will be helpful to the missionary family on the field. However, this is not a requirement of those going.

As you can see by this brief sketch of some of the labors of the lay helper(s), there shall be no lack of work. It will be an interesting and, we are confident, a most blessed time for any who are led to labor on the field in Ghana.

Our constant prayer is that Jesus Christ the Lord of His Church will provide us a man to labor as missionary on this field, and that our churches may be blessed as we take up this labor, and that we may in all our labor serve the glory of God’s precious Name. ❖

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