Ghana

Wesleyan Standard Church.
Ghana West Africa

 

For many years Cornerstone has been in partnership with the ministries in Ghana, we want to support them as they move forward with God.

Ghana is located in West Africa. It has a population of 24 million people and a life expectancy of 59 years.

Rev. Joe and Jemima Ocran were both born in Ghana but immigrated to Canada in the 1970’s were they settled into comfortable lives raising their young family.

Joe and Jemima both grew up in the Methodist Church in Ghana but did not have a personal faith. In 1982, Joe and Jemima had personal encounters with Jesus Christ which transformed their lives. They soon sensed God calling them to return to Ghana to take the good news to their country of birth. After four years of Bible College they moved back to Ghana with their two young children. In April 1991 they started their first church.

Today the Wesleyan Standard Church has grown to 48 churches. Most are located in the Northern part of the country where many have never heard the name of Jesus Christ. As well, the Church ministers to the needs of their people through the operation of six medical clinics, four school and agricultural and income generating projects.

The focus of the work is to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, in many cases through showing the Jesus Film; to disciple young believers; to train godly leaders; and to extend the work into all ten regions of the country; currently, they are in six regions.

One of the exciting things that happened in the September 2012 was the expansion of the ministry into Burkina Faso. Joes states,"On Sunday the 21st of September, I was privileged to conduct my first service in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. About 28 adults were present with over 20 children. The service was conducted in English and was translated into French and Mossi. It was a celebration never to be forgotten."

Sheldon Gilmer is the Canadian Wesleyan Representative for the Ghana work raising awareness within the Canadian Wesleyan Churches, encouraging Wesleyan’s to Pray, Give and Go.

International Address:
P.O. Box CS 8711, Tema, Ghana
(011)233 302 404519
jyocran@yahoo.ca

Canadian Address:
Canadian Wesleyan Mission Board
P.O. Box 488, Brockville, ON K6V 5V7
613 889 3717
sheldon@blackscreek.ca

You may give to this ministry through Cornerstone as part of your tax-receiptable offerings.