There is an old saying that “no news is good news.” It can be taken several ways. That not hearing anything about a certain circumstance is good, or that, as in today’s headlines, no news can actually be good news. This is the story brought about by our ministry that is truly good news. It begins in the rural underserved community of Dodowa in Ghana, where a young boy not only was hungry for food, but also for the Word of God. Our ministry partner, Pastor William Agbeti, relates how the hunger and thirst of an 11-year-old boy for the gospel blessed an entire community of children in a place where larger churches fear to go and where many will learn to read for the first time by learning the Word of God.
Agbeti reports: “The story begins with only one male child who boldly contacted our ministry and requested a Bible! Besides his need, he also said he wanted another for his brother, too! Interestingly, he said he could not read but still wanted the Bible so he could learn how to read it! What great faith from such an 11-year-old boy! Instead of serving the spiritual needs of only the two children, we decided to find out the need for Bibles among the children in their entire community. It was good we did! We found out that as many as fifty (50) children didn’t have Bibles and have been desirous of having them for quite a while! As Christ once said, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.”
“It’s always a great joy to see children that we serve with free meals and foodstuffs also yearn for spiritual food! To satisfy this yearning, our ministry freely donated 50 Bibles to these underserved children. A few years from now and in the foreseeable future, when the recipients begin to read a Bible, become pastors or are used of God in many ways, they are going to trace the genesis of it all to the donation they received Sunday! It’s awesome to see how the Bibles ended in the hands of 50 children, who will definitely be used of God to grow His Kingdom and Glorify His name. It began with God touching the hearts of donors in the US, the Lord directing a child in Africa, and then serving 50 rural children with His word. Just imagine the rippling effect this is going to cause in this part of the Kingdom!”
As in Romans 10:13-15, “For whoseoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace and bring glad tidings of good things?” Pastor Agbeti points to the very lifeline of true ministry—Those far away having a heart for others, giving freely that those in need can be fed, clothed and also receive the gospel of Christ. This is the sowing of prophetic seeds by faith and the harvest will be bountiful as these young people know the good news of the Gospel and begin sharing it.