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Pioneer Evangelist among Kotokoli people – Ghana

You are needed as an evangelist and church planter to pioneer work among this proud but unreached people in the North of Ghana.

There are very few if any believers among the Kotokoli/Temba people group, and they are found mostly in Benin and Togo.

Learn the Tem language and adopt culturally sensitive approaches such as storytelling methods and indigenous worship, appropriate for their folk Islamic background. Share the good news and start a church which will train disciples.

Qualities & Gifts Sought

Ideally you have a theological diploma. Cross-cultural training and Islamic studies preferable. Good fluency in English essential.

Experience and skills in storytelling or ethnomusicology would be an asset. Have a sincere heart to reach this people group.

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About Ghana

Ghana is a unitary presidential constitutional democracy, located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa. Ghana is bordered by the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, Togo in the east and the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean in the south. Ghana means “Warrior King” in the Soninke language.

A multicultural nation, Ghana has a population of approximately 29 million, spanning a variety of ethnic, linguistic and religious groups.

Its diverse geography and ecology ranges from coastal savannahs to tropical jungles. Ghana encompasses plains, waterfalls, low hills, rivers, and Lake Volta, the world's largest artificial lake.

The climate of Ghana is tropical and there are two main seasons: the wet season and the dry season. Ghana has a vast river system with an array of tributaries.

The Prime Meridian passes through Ghana and so Ghana is geographically closer to the “centre” of the Earth geographical coordinates than any other country.

With over 95% of its children in school, Ghana currently has one of the highest school enrollment rates in all of Africa.

There are eleven languages that have the status of government-sponsored languages, and English is the language of the state.

The music of Ghana is diverse and varies between different ethnic groups and regions. Ghanaian music incorporates several distinct types of musical instruments such as the talking drum ensembles. Ghana also has a budding and thriving film industry.

The media of Ghana are amongst the most free in Africa. The Constitution of Ghana guarantees freedom of the press and the independence of the media.

Ghana was the first sub-Saharan African country to launch a mobile network (1992). It was one of the first countries in Africa to be connected to the internet and to introduce ADSL broadband services. Ghana has a space programme and Ghana produces and exports an abundance oil and natural gas. Ghana is also one of the largest producers of gold and diamonds in the world. 

[Source: Wikipedia. Read more about Ghana here].

Ghana has 111 people groups and 17% are unreached. The largest religion is Christianity at 62% of which 22% are Evangelical. Islam is 22% and ethnic religions are 15%. 

[Source: Joshua Project]

Pray with us for:
-revival in the church
-young people
-a vision for the Ghanian church and for mission
-the starting of churches among least reached peoples

[Operation World, 2010 print edition]  

You can also use Operation World’s online resources to pray for Ghana.

WEC in Ghana

WEC has been working in Ghana since 1940, sharing the Good News and helping to establish the church, especially among the unreached peoples of the North. This passion for the lost continues to this day as WEC Ghana continues works to see vibrant, multiplying churches established and communities transformed by God’s power among the unreached peoples of northern Ghana.

WEC Ghana is seeking to share the love of Christ by using a holistic approach. Currently the work is based in the three regional capitals of northern Ghana at Tamale in the Northern Region, Wa in the Upper West Region and Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region.

Our projects include:

Church planting

WEC is working in partnership with the Evangelical Church of Ghana to start churches in places where currently there are no churches and especially among the unreached peoples of Ghana.

Educational projects

A particular felt need among the communities of northern Ghana is for good quality education that will give young people better opportunities for employment. Educational projects therefore are a key feature of WEC’s holistic approach to mission in Ghana.

Guest house

WEC has a mission house in Accra, the capital city of Accra. The Accra mission house offers self-catering accommodation to WEC members and other visitors travelling in and out of Ghana.

If you would like to know more about opportunities to serve with WEC in Ghana, get in touch. We need you!

Details

Position Type
Translation & Literature
Music & Arts
Evangelism

Contract Type
Long term i Ideal commitment is 2 years or longer

Location
Northern Ghana
Ghana
Africa
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