Improving Living Conditions in Ghana
Learn More about the Missionary Work We Provide
Since Ghana Ministries began serving orphaned children, we have been fortunate to work with a lot of talented and giving people. Their involvement coupled with our resources and skills has helped us to make improvements to the children’s lives here. You, too, can be a part of our missionary work in Ghana by donating resources or time to our cause.
We have been blessed to visit Ghana many times over the last few years and are happy to share all of our amazing projects that we have completed. Some of our highlights are listed below and many more can be seen in the photo gallery.
Dental care is a much-needed service for many in Ghana. Several of the children in one orphanage we serve were in dire need of dental care and Dr. John Marshall of Tuscaloosa, Alabama stepped in to help. While everyone at home in the U.S. was enjoying a traditional Thanksgiving, he and his daughter Anna Grace spent the week attending to not only the students on the school grounds but many in the surrounding village as well. In total, 460 people were seen and were provided with dental services such as extractions, a root canal, fillings and fluoride treatments. We are indebted to Dr. E. Asamoah, Daniel Adjei kusi, Dina Akom, and Hannah Bissah for donating their time and talents to screening and cleaning!
Bringing dignity to young girls and making sure that they are equipped with the correct materials as they become women is so important. Many times, in a place where money is scarce, some items become a luxury rather than a necessity. We saw this need and knew we could help. With the help of The Dignity Project, started by Jade Metz in Uganda, Africa, we were able to provide every young girl and woman at an orphanage with washable, reusable sanitary pads and carrying cases.
This was one of the first projects that Ghana Ministries was able to complete. The old well and pump was on its last leg and was critical for an orphanage housing 80 plus kids. Thank you to TankPro of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and several very generous donors who responded quickly, a new well was drilled and an entire new tank was purchased and installed.
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Dental Trip! November 2019
Dental care is a much-needed service for many in Ghana. Several of the children in one orphanage we serve were in dire need of dental care and Dr. John Marshall of Tuscaloosa, Alabama stepped in to help. While everyone at home in the U.S. was enjoying a traditional Thanksgiving, he and his daughter Anna Grace spent the week attending to not only the students on the school grounds but many in the surrounding village as well. In total, 460 people were seen and were provided with dental services.
Bathrooms and Bathhouse 2017
At an orphanage we first came into contact with, a few outhouses were all that were available for the entire orphanage. Not just unsightly, it was also unsanitary. Officials would have to close the school if something was not done immediately. Well, God mobilized a small army of volunteers and donors. Bathrooms and showers were constructed with separate facilities for the girls and boys-way beyond what we had hoped and prayed for! Our Father makes a way!
Wells and Water Towers
This was one of the first projects that Ghana Ministries completed. A properly working well and pump are critical for an orphanage housing 80 plus kids. Thank you to TankPro of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and several very generous donors for quickly jumping in to replace the old, dilapidated equipment. A new well was drilled and an entirely new tank was purchased and installed.
With 80 residents at an orphanage and 460 students at the school on these grounds, you can imagine how large the need is for medical supplies. We have been blessed by several individuals sending supplies as well as MAP International. A huge THANK YOU to all who contributed supplies or funds!
Common Things = Big Impact
Everyday items such as garbage cans and floor tiles make a huge impact on the health and welfare of the kids. Before they had a lawnmower the kids had to cut the field they play in with machetes. Now the field is a soccer field, baseball diamond and “cartwheel learning” area. The removal of a huge trash heap (and therefore the snakes and rats that lived in it) made the area much safer. Tiling the dining hall made the floor much safer, especially for our friends in wheelchairs!
It was such a privilege to spend Thanksgiving in Ghana! And there is so much to be thankful for!
Let’s Paint! Nov 2019
A favorite activity by Ghana Ministries staff and the kids are art projects. It’s a welcome activity every time! After the dental clinic, it was time for fun! We are always amazed by the talent and abilities of these kids!
Ms. Alice’s Dresses
92-year-old Alice Patrick of Tuscaloosa, Alabama spends her days making dresses. What a pleasure to bring her beautiful dresses to the girls at one of the orphanages we serve. They were thrilled!