Three Small Tribes of the North

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May 17th 2017
Published: May 17th 2017
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May 2017

Gonja - Funali - Lobi

Feeling our work is done in the south, Kirk and I have been traveling the Northern Regions of Ghana searching for our new home land. We think we have found it. Recently, we took a family trip to the northern town of Damongo. We all fell in love with the tribes and local missionaries.

The Lord willing, these three northern tribes will soon be our new neighbors!

The Gonja people are asking a lot of questions concerning the gospel. There are few who have the biblical answers to give. In their villages churches are far and few between. Several villages have no church at all. Each and every chief we met asked us to return and stay with his people and teach the gospel message. Kirk certainly has his work cut out for him in the area of discipleship. The harvest is truly ripe but the laborers are few. Presently we are hoping to find a comfortable and affordable accommodation to rent in the small town of Damongo. This will give us time become more acquainted with the people and area, We will take short trips to work in the surrounding villages.

Christine, Ophelia, Cynthia & Emmanuel (now 6 months) have fallen in love with a settlement of Fulani that live on the outskirts of Damongo. The Fulani are a nomadic tribe with A LOT of friendly cows and fried cheeeeeese! Yum. This particular group settled in this area several years ago. Within this settlement extra money for school fees is hard to come by. Boys spend their days herding cattle. They have only one young girl who attends school. Christine, Ophelia & Cynthia have been asked if they will come teach the rest of the kids. They were told two mud huts will soon be built for them.

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House of the Lobi People House of the Lobi People
House of the Lobi People

If your room is hot, you climb up the log ladder and sleep on the roof top. When we visited Kirk and I enjoyed their "natural air conditioning" and slept on the roof.
Spring has sprung & so has Praise!Spring has sprung & so has Praise!
Spring has sprung & so has Praise!

Now 13yrs, he'll be as tall as we are. This is his Aunt Hargar and younger sister (11yrs) also named Hagar.

He's 6mo old, thriving, fat and happy
Funds well spentFunds well spent
Funds well spent

Funds were given specifically for the purchase of Christian childrens books. These books will find their new home at the orphanage in Damongo.

7th June 2017
Funds well spent

Happy to see the Books!
Hi Kirk and Christine! So glad to finally figure out how to access your blog. We sent Al and Pat Anderson (Carol's parents) a link to your travelblog picture of the books you bought. They will be glad to see the money was well spent. We will have to keep up better now that we know how to see what you are doing. Blessings!
7th June 2017
Funds well spent

Book Case on the Way
I also set a little money aside to provide a bookshelf for the orphanage.

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