Christian Camping Leader, Ghana
Where were you born and where do you live now?
I was born in Accra and live at Accra, Ghana.
How did you become a Christian and did camp play a role in your spiritual development?
I was converted in 1984 through an Open door Crusade which was organized in my locality. During the crusade, an altar call was made and I gave my whole being to Christ. As a boy, I joined Ghana Boys Scout Association which was involved in adventure camping and this help to shape my leadership skills and invoke me self-confident though in a secular way. At the secondary school, I joined Scripture Union which was involved in camp activities and then become the prayer secretary.
Tell us about your family.
I am married to Honesty and blessed with two boys and a girl. Padmore – 10 years, Eldwin – 8 years and Ella – 3 years.
What role (s) do you have in Christian camping? How have you been involved in CCI?
Since my involvement in Scripture Union in secondary school, at the university, I joined Student Christian Movement of Ghana affiliated to World Student Christian Federation which was involved in camp activities and youth leadership empowerment through the teaching methods of Jesus Christ. I then became the President of the movement in 2003 and organized a number of camps and youth leadership programs and undertook community evangelism and outreach programs.
My involvement with CCI started when a committee was set up by CCI-Worldwide to help in establishment of CCI-West Africa. I was lucky to be selected as one of the pioneering members to assist to make this dream comes through. Upon consultation and initial planning, an event committee was set up to hold the first consultative conference in Ghana. In July 2015, a successful conference took place in Accra Ghana which number of countries in the sub-region participated. Notable among them was Ghana, Nigeria, Cote d’ivoire, Niger, Sierra Leone and Burkina Faso. In the event committee, I served as chairman and logistics officer during the conference.
Currently, I serve as the interim chairman of West Africa Regional Committee.
What do you do on your day off?
I like reading Christian novels and watching Christian movies. I also enjoy encouraging the young ones in the church and friends to focus on Jesus Christ as the Author and Finisher of our faith and performing any role in the house of the Lord
Besides the Bible, what is your favorite book?
Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster.
What kind of music do you like? Any favorite recording artists or song?
Any Gospel, praise and worship music whether local or foreign artist.
Favorite Rev.Yawson (African medley)
What is your favorite Bible verse? Any story that tells us why?
Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
I have come to realize that in this world one can do nothing without Christ. Who is Man without Christ? With Christ nothing is impossible if only you are prepared to serve Him diligently. He will give you all the resources and strength you need to carry on any activities that will glorify Him. Nehemiah 8:10b - “The joy of the Lord is your strength.”
What’s the best advice you’ve been given?
One must have faith in God since he is Author and Finisher of our faith. An admonition to serve the Lord faithfully and not to allow for distractions from others.
What else should we know about you?
I am inspirational, self-starter, independent frame of mind and committed to producing excellent results in whatever I do. Easily understood and accepted by others. Passionate aboutthe kingdom of God and prayerful.