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Help Lutheran Hour Ministries Build Wells in Ghana - Each Well Costs $3,300 Print E-mail

Request from Rev. John Donkoh, Director of Lutheran Media Ministry, Ghana, West Africa

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(L to R) Gary Kessler, Rev. John Donkoh, Tim Hetzner

Lutheran Media Ministry, part of Lutheran Hour Ministries, is based in Ghana, West Africa. Rev. John Donkoh, Director of Lutheran Media Ministry, is raising support to build Bore Holes, or wells, in different towns in Ghana as a tool for ministry. They are not only reaching out to fellow countrymen, but also to the widows that the government has forced to live as outcasts in places called Witch Camps. The goal of these wells is to provide clean water, and to display the love and compassion of Christ to those who need it.

Gary Kessler (Member of Lord of Life Lutheran Church, La Fox, Illinois) has been working with Rev. John Donkoh to spread the word about this ministry and help gain support.

Click here to watch a video of Gary Kessler and Rev. John Donkoh discussing this project

To support Lutheran Media Ministry's efforts please click here to donate.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 January 2011 22:03
 
LCC Meets with Ghana Pastor on Malaria Treatment Print E-mail
Pastor William Boateng
Pictured are: (seated) Rev Walt Otten, Rev. William Boateng; (standing) John Peterson, Dr. Susan Busse, Tim Hetzner and Pete Imlah from LCC.

On Tuesday, December 28th, LCC staff met with Pastor William Boateng from Ghana to talk about LCC's continual Malaria Research and treatment in Ghana.

Pastor Boateng was treated and cured of Malaria - and is requesting more treatment be brought back to Ghana to be used through our Lutheran Congregations there.

To help finance Malaria treatment, click here
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 December 2010 14:17
 
Malaria Initiative Arrives in Ghana Print E-mail
Hello and Blessings from the Malaria Initiative in Accra, Ghana. We have had our first meeting between the Ghana Government, Lutheran Church, and Malaria Initiative. This week we will meet with the Minister of Health, as well as the Medical Board of Advisers, and hopefully the President of Ghana. We are very encouraged with the progress thus far and ask that you keep us in your prayers.

Pictured (L to R) are Reverend Gordon Gyampo-Kumi, Dr. Susan Busse, Dr. Alfa (head of the Ghanaian FDA), John Peterson, Bishop Paul Finn (head of the Lutheran Church in Ghana).

Malaria Initiative will be in Ghana August 5th through 17th to educate pastors and other personnel in the use of a new Malaria treatment.

Malaria Initiative is continuing the research we started several years ago to bring an effective, cost effective, easily transported treatment to help spread the Gospel using this treatment as a gift to those in need.

Susan Busse M.D. and John Peterson will be heading up the mission trip that will include education, medical clinics, and relationship building with our brothers and sisters in Christ so as to spread the Good News of Jesus through out Africa.

Donations can be made to Lutheran Church Charities. Any further information can be given if you e-mail us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call us at 1-630-800-4490. Look at our website malaria01.org to see other mission trips and interviews that we have conducted.

Click here to donate to help support the Malaria Project

Last Updated on Friday, 23 December 2011 18:54
 
God's on the Go in Ghana Print E-mail
Ghanaian Seminary Students Visit LCC
Pictured: Dianna Bonfield, Bill, Gary,
Rev. Walter Otten, Tim Hetzner

Help Provide the Biblical Study Books needed in Mission Field

Ghanaian Seminary Students at Ft. Wayne Seminary Need Books for the Lutheran Church in Ghana

Gary and Bill (due to concerns for their safety back in Ghana, names are changed), training to be Lutheran Pastors at the Ft. Wayne Seminary, met with LCC staff members to describe their ministries in Ghana and ways we can assist them. Their primary request was for books so that they can set up a second training library in Ghana. The Lutheran Church in Ghana has a seminary with a library, and they are looking to create a second library location so pastors and Christian leaders in the country do not have to travel to Accra, the capitol of Ghana, to do their study and research. They are in desperate need of well-trained pastors and leaders - there are over 25,000 members of the Lutheran Church in Ghana and only 50 pastors, with an additional 40 "evangelists" or lay ministers. They fear religious "pluralism" in their country and want well trained leaders to combat a pick-and-choose approach of people's beliefs and practices between Lutheranism, other Christian churches like Presbyterian and Pentecostal, Islam and even some tribal beliefs.

They are looking for donations of books or money so they can purchase books for the library. The books they are looking for include The Book of Concord, Luther's Catechism, Commentaries from Concordia Publishing House, any books on counseling, marriage, history, liturgy, etc. They would also like a copy of Logos Bible Software.

Click here for a complete list of the requested books. While at the LCC office they received a laptop computer, printers, cross and communion ware from Bethesda Lutheran Church in Chicago, plus some books and other donations.

Please contact LCC at 866-455-6466 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have any of these books to donate.

Click here to donate for the purchase of books

While in our office, Bill (name being withheld for protection) filmed a short testimonial describing an after school outreach ministry to children and their families in Ghana. Many of the children being reached by this ministry are Muslim.Click here to view the video
Last Updated on Friday, 10 December 2010 11:50
 
LCC and LWML Need Your Help to Ship Supplies to the Lutheran Church in Ghana Print E-mail
Deaconess Hannah

The generous support of so many churches and individuals have left us with a new (albeit a good) problem: we have to ship the donated outreach supplies to Ghana. Deaconess Hannah Bart-Plange returned to Ghana last week with two over-stuffed suitcases filled with donations - communion ware, hymnals, catechisms, clothes. However, the items far exceeded what she could take with her. Rebekah Litfin, President of Lutheran Women in Mission (LWML) at St. John Lutheran in Wheaton has been working with shipping companies to determine how to get the remaining donations to Ghana, in the best and most cost effective manner possible.

She has found a service that will ship a special container (about the size of an oil drum) for a flat rate around $200 regardless of the weight of the contents. We estimate, however, that we have enough to fill multiple containers and hope to be able to fill more in the months ahead.

Please help us to offset the shipping costs of the wonderful outreach and worship materials that were donated to the growing Lutheran community in Ghana!

Watch an interview with Rebekah Litfin discussing this project

Click here to donate for Shipping Costs

Last Updated on Friday, 10 December 2010 11:52