December 2012 Update
Benjamin Ward (2008)
Good evening everyone!
I am sure many of you noticed when you got my Newsletter that my dates of travel to the USA were a little... shall we say... in the past. hahaha. I had put all of the dates as November, but you just need to change them to December. My itinerary is as follows:
December 3 - Leave for Bristol, CT
December 5 - Traveling to Waverly, PA
December 6 - Traveling to Scott Township, PA
December 7 - Traveling to Kennet Square, PA
December 9 - Traveling to Elizabethtown, PA
December 9 - Traveling to Harrisburg, PA
December 10-14 - Meetings in Harrisburg, PA
December 15 - Traveling to Appleton, ME
December 16 - Speaking in Appleton, ME
December 17 - Traveling back home to Sackville, NB
December 23 - Preaching in Woodpoint, NB
December 28 - Traveling to Calgary, AB
January 15 - Traveling back to Ghana, West Africa
NOW... As you also noticed in my last newsletter, I added a link to a sermon that I preached just the past week. I know that some of you have listened to it, thank you for your kind comments, and I just wanted to provide a translation of the first couple minutes of dialogue that I said in Ewe. When I was speaking we had the English translation on the video projector, but for those of you listening online, you have a slight disadvantage and I just wanted to try and help out with that. So here is the translation:
"Everyone is welcome! Please, I came from Ghana and Togo and I greet you in the Name of Jesus Christ. The people of the church, the people of Ghana and Togo, and all the pastors also greet you and they told me that I should greet you on their behalf so I greet you for them in the Name of Jesus Christ."
Then I said, "If you read what is on the board then you will know what I am saying," before I continued in Ewe.
"Right now, what I want to do is teach something to you that I learned in Togo while I attended the churches. Each time I went to a church, I would notice that a man would stand in front of us all and he would say to everyone, "Miakafu Kristo" (Let's praise Christ). And it was necessary for everyone to answer him, "AMEN." After that, this man would say, "Miaga kafui ke" (Let's all praise Him again!), and the people would say, "Efiae" (He is the King). That means that Jesus is our King, and so we praise Him through saying those words. So, right now, I would also like that we all learn this too, because it isn't hard. Are you ready? When I say, "Miakafu Kristo," then you should say, "Amen." And when I say, "Miaga kafui ke," then you also should then say, "Efiae" (He is the King)."
Then I said, let's all try to say, "Efiae." and everyone was good at it! Then I just simply said,
"Alright, is everyone ready? Let's try it."
Then we all did it, and it was good the first try, and I didn't have to use the slide that told everyone it was horrible! haha.
I hope that helps you understand the first few minutes of when I stood up in front of everyone. And I hope that you are challenged by the word of God as I have been. God bless.
Now, thank you so much for your prayers, I am leaving tomorrow, Monday, the 3rd, at about 4am,
Born to be a slave of Jesus Christ,
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