Civil war has torn the heart out of Liberia in recent years, and thousands of people have fled to neighboring countries for refuge. One of the largest Liberian refugee camps is located near Accra, Ghana.
Several months ago, we received an email letter from John B. Travis, coordinator of evangelism in the refugee camp. In a single day, he and his fellow workers had signed up 185 WEI students, and he was sure they could enroll 1,000. Local Christians could teach the students and do the follow-up work, but they needed materials.
Thanks to the generosity of several people, we have been able to ship WEI materials to Accra, and these materials are now being used in the camp. But we are just beginning to begin. John needs more materials, and we need to raise $1,000 for every 100 new students to cover the cost of printing and shipping the materials.
Recently, we received the following letter from John: “It is my pleasure in the Lord to extend thanks to all who have contributed to the availability of lessons for the Liberian refugee camp in Ghana.
“This Buduburam Refugee Camp has close to 60,000 persons, 75 churches, 65 elementary and junior high schools, one senior high school, 10 entertainment centers, and one Church of Christ of which Rebecca and I are members.
“Our work plan for the months of September-December is to use the above areas to enroll students, conduct Bible studies, follow up, and baptize those who are converted by the teaching of the gospel, especially with WEI.
“As we speak, applications continue to come in for more WEI lessons, and we now have 215 persons who have been accepted [as students]. More are to come when the lessons are available. We want to win 10 -12 to Christ by the 31st of December 2003.
“We join you in appealing to all for support. With WEI materials, we, as volunteers, can continue to work in the vineyard of Christ. We will continue to pray for materials.”
If you have a special interest in Ghana or in teaching Liberian refugees, please help us grasp this opportunity while the hearts of the refugees are turned toward God