Friday, May 31, 2013

Kuffour Camp Parish Outreach

Bismark giving a talk
at the retreat.

The ICPE Mission, Ghana as part of its usual outreach programmes honoured an invitation from Rev. Fr. Prince Charles Ofori and organised a three-day parish outreach for St. Matthew Parish at Kuffour Camp in the Kumasi Archdiocese from 26th-28th April 2013.

The outreach team drawn from the staff of the ICPE Mission, Companions-in-Formation and Friends of the Mission comprised Dr. Sim Pyne and George Adu, Alice Amankwah Awuah, Bismark Antwi-Donkor, Yaw Boateng, Dr. Irene Prah and Ronny Okyere Mensah.

church members
Activities during the outreach included a crusade, cinema evangelisation, leadership formation and a retreat. All the activities took place at Bayerebon an outstation except the leadership formation which was held at Kuffour Camp, the parish centre.

Among the topics treated at the retreat were “Repentance and the hope of the Resurrection”, “Bitterness and Forgiveness” and “Be alert and holdfast to the word of God”. There were also prayer and counseling sessions.

The Leadership formation focused on vision & goals, communication and team work. It was attended by thirty people comprising catechists and leaders from the entire parish.

George leading the cinema show.
The crusade and cinema evangelisation were in public and attracted about 272 people. Out of this twenty four (24) adults and some children responded to the invitation to receive Christ.

This was our first outreach at the parish and we are grateful to God for his visitation and, granting us a fruitful outreach.

We are also grateful to Fr. Prince Charles Ofori, the parish priest, Sword of the Spirit Prayer Group for their support and all who in diverse ways contributed to the success of the outreach.


Saturday, May 4, 2013

Cinema Evangelisation

We organised cinema evangelisation at KYEREYASE, a village in the Nerebehi Rectorate in the Kumasi Archdiocese.

The programme attracted about three hundred people. Some of them came from nearby villages.
The  Rector, Fr. Robert Afriyie and some church leaders were also with us. Fr. Robert was very supportive.

About thirty people responded to the invitation to receive Christ.

Our adoption of cinema as a tool of evangelisation has been very encouraging. One major challenge we face is the need for a good projector to help advance the mission.

We thank you all for your prayer support.


Our new Newsletter!

We thank the Almighty God for his grace which has enabled us to be in Ministry up to this stage. We also thank you all for your support which has been a springboard for us. We would like to share with you the main activities held this year.

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Leadership Formation

A day's leadership formation was organised for about twenty newly elected leaders of the St. Joseph Catholic Church at Adugyama in the Goaso diocese. The programme was intended to equip the leaders for the task ahead and forms part of activities in preparation towards their assumption of office.

The programme begun with a reflection on John 15:16 "You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide. . .".
Topics treated were Call to Leadership and Leading People. There was also time for group discussions and open forum where issues of concern and bothering on leadership were handled.

Both the parish priest and the participants were content with the programme and requested for a weekend residential leadership formation for all the leaders in the church.

We are grateful to God for the opportunity granted us to serve his Church.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Mission Possible Outreach

Twenty three volunteers, mostly Companions of ICPE Mission Ghana undertook a two week Mission Possible outreach in four rural communities in the Ashanti and Northern Regions of Ghana. The volunteers comprised 18 teachers, 4 teacher trainees and one fashion designer. Six of them went to Yapei and eight to Lingbinshie in the Northern Region. Four went to Biemso No.2 and five to Pokukrom in the Ashanti Region.

journey to Lingbinshie
The team that went to Lingbinshie traveled about three hours from Tamale to Daboya (river bank) where they crossed the White Volta by canoe to Daboya (town). They were met by some community members from Linghinshie who drove the volunteers on motor bikes on the seven kilometer journey from Daboya to Lingbinshie.