My son Christian and I are flying to Ghana, West Africa. From now until we return on the 16th, we will be working on expanding The Daily Jot’s work with Pastor William Agbeti in the rural areas of Ghana. Each month, The Daily Jot funds our efforts to share the gospel to underserved rural children, their parents and guardians, and communities, and provide meals, clothing, clean water and education on various threats that they face. This year, we are launching an education program to teach children and their parents/guardians how to prevent human trafficking. We expect to create relationships with local pastors, government officials, and tribal leaders to allow us to resource them on this issue.
Human trafficking is a scourge to humanity. Unfortunately, in Ghana, like many other places around the world, human trafficking is organized and conducted by Islamists, who use their own religion to justify enslaving children, sexually abusing them, and profiting from harvesting their organs and leaving them for dead. Whatever we can do with our limited resources, we will do to prevent this from happening. It means Pastor Agbeti and his courageous warriers will be risking their own lives to stand against this ever present darkness that has spread from terrorist organizations such as Boko Haram in Nigeria through their nomadic Fulani tribes that migrate into Ghana bringing their deadly evil ways.
Limited resources, both on our part and the government in Ghana, along with a lack of desire to help or even fear-driven turning of blind eyes on the part of the Church, combine to allow this crime against humanity. Our mission will be to meet with these stakeholders, seek their support and engagement, and inspire them that they can stand against the forces of evil. Working together, we can make a difference in the lives of many. As Ephesians 6:13 exhorts: “Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Our goal is to get everyone on the same page that they can do all that they can, and then stand.
Over the next several days, we will be attempting to report back to you about our work in Ghana. The Daily Jot may not be as many words or as timely because of the technology challenges of a developing nation. We will be traveling in rural areas, many of which have come under the threats of Islam. Please be praying for us and our efforts, that we are protected both physically and spiritually from the wiles of the devil; that no virus can infect us; that many will come to the Lord to be saved both spiritually and physically from the harm of the enemy. Also, those of you who prefer the normal commentary on current events from a Christian worldview, please give us grace until our return. I look forward to informing you about West Africa!