'Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.' Colossians 1:28
Portia is based in Accra as the women’s worker for Relite Africa Ministries - a Ghanaian-led training scheme that was started in 2009 by Rev Yaw Boamah. Relite aims to teach university students at one of Ghana’s top universities to ‘correctly handle the word of truth’ (2 Timothy 2:15).
Around 74% of Ghanaians describe themselves as Christians, with a fairly large proportion of these attending church every Sunday. However, the majority are not clear about the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and the centrality of Jesus’ death on the cross. Most are nominal in their faith or focused on their own prosperity now in this world.
There is real spiritual hunger among many Ghanaians, so there is a great need for the Bible to be clearly taught and future leaders equipped with bible handling skills. Relite aims to provide this training to godly and able students who, God-willing, may go into full time bible teaching ministry in the future.
Portia’s role at Relite includes 1-2-1s with female students, teaching bible handling skills and training students for evangelism. Portia also serves at her local church by teaching the Bible to women, youth and children and leading studies for bible study leaders.
'For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as you servants for Jesus’ sake.' 2 Corinthians 4:5
I hope you’re well and the summer season has been refreshing.
It was warm when I visited to attend EMA, Crosslinks orientation and PAG selection conference from 11 June – 22 July, it felt as though I was in Accra! I thank the Lord and you also for your prayers, encouragements and support so I can be here to equip and train the women, students and youth and children leaders. It was a great joy seeing you again at St Helen’s, Crossway Stratford, City Summer School and at Crosslinks meetings. My apologies I couldn’t meet many friends and family, my time was short and some of the conferences were outside of London. Apologies also for the delay hearing from me since my return. I arrived and had two funerals of close family friends to attend. They were both Christians so there was a real comfort in our grief. These two are different from the four bereavements we had at our church earlier in the year. Furthermore, I was catching up at my part-time admin job I started in March, looking for gospel opportunities with the women at work and raising support locally. Sometimes the students ask me questions about my job for career advice which leads to gospel conversations.
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