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Formerly known as Gold Coast, Ghana gained independence from Britain on March 6, 1957. It became the first country in black Africa to attain its independence. Ghana provided the flood light for the socio-political emancipation of Africa, and was home to Pan-Africanists such as W.E.B. Du Bois and George Padmore.

Location

Ghana is located along the Gulf of Guinea on the West coast of Africa, bordering Cote d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Togo. It has a total area of 239,460 sq km, land cover of 230,940 sq km, and water coverage of 8,520 sq km. It has a land border totaling 2,094 km with Burkina Faso (549 km), Cote d'Ivoire (668 km), and Togo (877 km).


Climate

There are tropical conditions in Ghana. The climate is comparatively dry along southeast coast; hot and humid in southwest; hot and dry in north. Temperatures are moderate with constant breeze and clear continuous sunshine. Temperatures in general ranges between 21oC to 32oC in the south There are two main raining seasons in Southern Ghana: from April to July and September to October. Rainfall in the Northern part of the country is from April to October, with the rest of the year being dry and hot. Temperatures may be up to 38Oc.

Documentation

Visitors are required to have a valid passport and visas before their arrival in the country, with the exception of ECOWAS citizens. It is however possible for visitors, in the case of group visitors to secure entry clearance at the main port of entrance.


Health

Visitors are required to provide evidence of recent vaccination against yellow fever. Good medical facilities are found in all the cities and major towns.


 


Photography

Tourist must declare photographic equipment to customs on arrival. As a sign of courtesy, permission must be sought before pictures are taking of other people.


Language

English is the official language of Ghana, however other languages including, Twi, Fante, Ga, Ewe, Hausa and Dagbani are spoken.

Religion

Ghana is a multi-religious country. Freedom of religion is enshrined in our laws with the main religious groups being Christianity, Islam, and Traditional religion. Places of worship are found all over the country. About 69% of the people are Christians and churches are also spreading so fast so much that the prophesy of the last days churches have come to pass.Ghanaians really love God ,hates wars etc.churched goes on day and night as well.


Shopping

Ghana is a great place to shop. Local Ghanaian fashion is world-renowned and Ghana is the home of authentic Kente cloth. Shops in the main towns are filled with jewelers, leather goods and basket ware. The markets are places to buy excellent handicrafts and drums, and souvenirs of every description. It is interesting to see people bargaining and testing their bargain strength.


Courtesies

Ghanaians are a conservative people and respect traditional courtesies. A handshake, using the right hand is the acceptable greetings

 

Culture

One of the most attractive aspects of Ghanaian cultural life is that of the colorful traditional festivals and durbars which are frequently held in all parts of the country.

Thousands of people including foreigners from all walks of life travel over the country to witness the festivals.

Festivals are also an important occasions for deliberating and setting the development agenda for the chiefs and people of a given area.

The proverbial Ghanaian hospitality, friendliness, pleasantness, and sincerity as well as the distinctive charm of the Ghanaian housewife are best experienced and appreciated during festivals. Our colourful kente cloth and traditional African wear are important components of our cultural heritage and offers an additional attraction to tourist all over the world.


Hospitality

Ghanaians are very kind and friendly people. They welcome visitors with great and wonderful smiles and accept every visitor as their own or part of them. The traditional Ghanaian hospitality is second to none. Visit Ghana and you will feel at home. Besides, Ghana is very peaceful and enjoys political stability.

 

CURRENCY
The currency of Ghana is the Cedi. Rates of exchange are posted daily by banks and forex bureaux. There are no restrictions on the amount of foreign currency that can be brought into Ghana, but all should be noted on a customs declaration form on arrival.

WE NEED YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT

3 johns 7-8…

For they are traveling for the lord and accept nothing from those who are not Christians so ourselves should support them so that we may become partners with them for the truth. NLT

Mathew 10:40-42

He that receives you receives me and he that receives me him that sent me.

He that receives a prophet in the name of a prophet, shall receive a prophet reward and he that receives a righteous man in the name of   .......................

 

prayer

A. We also need prayer for our beloved Christians world wide who are been persecuted for following Christ.

 

B. PRAYER WARIORS WAITING:

Our prayer teams are praying for you now so send your prayer request now from any country and your needs shall be met in the name of Jesus Christ .because what I know is that like 1:37 says with God nothing is impossible.

C. Isaiah 62:6-8

6. I have set watchmen upon your walls, o Jerusalem which shall never hold their peace day or night, you that make mention of the lord, keeps not silence.

And give him no rest, till He establishes and till he makes Jerusalem praise in earth.

D. Isaiah 65:6

Behold it is written before me, I will not keep silence but will recompense even recompense into their bosom

E. Isaiah 66:7-8

7. Before she travailed she brought forth: before her pain came she was delivered of a man child.

8(e). For as soon as Zion travailed she brought forth her children.

JEREMIAH 30:16,19

Romans 12:12 Rejoicing in hope ,patience in tribulation ,continuing instant in prayer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW TO PRAY FOR MISSIONARIES
 

How to pray for Missionaries:

Do not pray, "God bless all the missionaries - Amen," but rather, pray that God:

 

1.Will help them live their lives to the honor and glory of Christ.

1. Will give them opportunities to fulfill their hearts' desire to reach the lost.

2. Will give them a measure of health and protection that will best glorify Him.

3. Will grant them grace to overcome the difficulties that may come their way.

4. Will encourage them in the work so that they are not frustrated by setbacks.

5. Will give them unconquerable determination to go through every obstacle with Him as their guide.

6. Will allocate to them time to pray and study their Bibles.

7. Will provide religious freedom in the countries to which they are led.

8. Will help the presentation of the Gospel to be understood by those listening to it.

9. Will restrain their activities in order that they might have the time and energy to accomplish His work.

10. Will encourage them to discipline themselves in their Bible study and preparation of Bible lessons.

11. Will help them overcome temptation.

12. Will give them strength, wisdom, and guidance in bringing up their children in a foreign culture.

13. Will cause their Bible Classes to be effective.

14. Will help their new converts in the field to grow spiritually.

15. Will give them grace to overcome the loneliness, irritations, and misunderstandings which may arise because of the environment, culture and circumstances.

16. Will give wisdom so that the efforts that they put forth are for Him and not for self.

17. Will provide for their material needs.

18. Will provide the financial support for ministry needs.

19. Will give guidance in knowing what to do and in planning when to do it.

20. Will give enough fruit for their labors that they will stay encouraged.

21. Will give them insight into the foreign culture so they might not be obnoxious or insensitive.

22. Will provide protection from those who hate them because they are foreigners and Christians.

23. Will strengthen them spiritually so they can stick with their decision to serve the Lord in a foreign culture.

24. Will keep them humble when they are tempted to pride in comparing themselves to the people they minister to.

International associtation of young Christian ministers in mission supports several missionaries throughout the World, financially and through prayer.

international association of young christian ministers multimedia* box gp 4935 * accra *ghana,mobile:233243 174917 *23321 319294