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Outreach to Ve Koloenu – June 21, 2022

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,  On Tuesday 21St June we traveled to Ve Koloenu in the Volta Region of Ghana. From Ve Koloenu to Accra it is a 3 hour and 45 minutes drive.   We arrived around 11 am and started sharing tracts and preaching the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.   A total of 567 tracts were given out and in the process, 156 persons accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior!  21 people rededicated their lives to Jesus as well. In the village of  Ve Koloenu in the Volta Region, over 60% of the ...
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Outreach to Akyem Hemang – June 7, 2022

Greetings in the name of our Lord JESUS CHRIST! By the grace of God, the CMM team of Ghana, W. Africa traveled to Akyem Hemang in the Eastern Region.  Akyem Hemang is about 108 kilometers away from Accra and 2 hrs and 10 minutes drive from Accra.   The team left Accra on Tuesday, June 7th to Akyem Hemang to witness the name of Jesus Christ to the dying world.   We preached, shared Gospel tracts, and explained the message in the tracts so they would understand the content. In summary, we shared close to 500 tracts with the people we met.  ...
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On This Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day, the nation is crying out and looking for answers to the recent tragic shootings and so many innocent lives lost. The article below is from the book, A Closer Look at Prophecy by Richard and Tina Kleiss. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~  The prophet Hosea detailed the causes of Israel's downfall.  The list below is worth reviewing because it mirrors society today.  (Scriptures are from the New King James Version) • "...There is no truth or mercy or knowledge of God in the land. By swearing and lying, killing and ...
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A New Tour of Grace Children’s Home – India 2022

Pastor Sikila Cornelius recently sent us a short video of Grace Children's Home after they had done some painting to the compound, inside and out.  Please take about 5 minutes or less to watch the video and if you have comments you can email us with the email address: valblack.cmm@gmail.com The orphanage usually has over 40 children.   Not all of them are included in the video but it gives you an idea of how they begin their day before going to school.  On this particular day, they were blessed with plenty to eat.  That is not true every day.    ...
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Outreach to Soabe – May 4-6, 2022

Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ. As we all know, the signs of His coming are being fulfilled and Jesus said the harvest is ready but lacks laborers.  What are we doing to share the Gospel with the perishing souls?  Now is the time, so please find time to evangelize the lost.   If you have trouble witnessing to others, buy some Gospel tracts and occasionally give them to people who the Holy Spirit leads you.    From Wednesday, May 4 to Friday, May 6, 2022, we visited Soabe in the Eastern Region of Ghana to evangelize the lost.  We ...
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Free Printable Tracts in English and Spanish

Now you can print out your choice of a variety of tracts in English and Spanish by taking advantage of TheGospelTract.com ministry's web page offering free tracts.  This is not related in any way to Covenant Messenger Ministries but we know a blessing when we see it and like to share it with you.   The tracts are set up in PDF a file to be printed on both sides on a standard 8 1/2 X 11-inch copy paper.  Each sheet will produce 3 tracts to be cut from the paper and folded.   There are many Spanish-speaking people coming into the ...
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Outreach and Baptisms in Akyem Akrofufu – April 25, 2022

Greetings in the Name of Jesus Christ! We traveled to Akyem Akrofufu (77 miles) on the 25th of April to baptize those who previously gave their lives to Jesus and made a decision to be baptized.  We got there in the early morning around 9:00 a.m.  16 people were baptized on Monday 25th APRIL 2022. We continued with evangelism activities at Akwaseho on Tuesday 26th  April 2022.   We shared 449 Gospel tracts and preached the word of God.  We also explained the messages on the tracts and many gave their lives to Christ. In summary:  152 souls were won to ...
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Outreach to Akyem Akrofufu – April 12-13, 2022

Greetings in the name of our Lord JESUS CHRIST. We traveled again on the 12th of April to Akyem Akrofufu for another powerful evangelism activity and returned on the 14th of April for Easter.  Akrofufu is in the Eastern Region of Ghana and it took us 2 ½ hours of driving to get there.  We arrived in the morning hours at about 10 a.m. on Tuesday 12th April., 2022. We preached the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and shared about 497 Gospel tracts which were provided to us by Covenant Messenger Ministries office in the U.S.  As we began ...
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The Bethesda Leper Colony in 2022

In April 2022, a special offering was given to the ministry to be used to purchase food for the needy in India.  We notified Rev. Cornelius of the offering and he advised us the money should be used to buy rice for the 60 residents at the Bethesda Leper Colony.   I asked Rev. Cornelius to take photos of the people as they received the bags of rice that was bought with the special offering.  He obliged by taking several photos and forwarding them to us.  With the exception of an occasional charitable gift, these 60 lepers have not had any ...
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What Manner of Man is This?

Luke 8:22-25 "Now it came to pass on a certain day, that he went into a ship with his disciples: and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And they launched forth. 23 But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake, and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy. 24 And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and ...
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Speaking Up

Proverbs 31:8-9 says, "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed.   Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice." You may be wondering about the title of this article, Speaking Up, but in reading Proverbs 31:8-9 the bottom line is for us to"speak up for the poor", so that is what I am doing.   From time to time, Evangelist & Pastor Sikila Cornelius, also the caretaker of the Grace Children's Home for orphans, will send us photos of the many needs of those he sees on a ...
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Outreach to Have Etoe – March 31 – April 1 2022

[Note from Val: At this particular time of the month the Evangelism team was blessed with enough offerings to finance this trip.   The high cost of fuel is making a difference in the number of times the team can travel to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.  Please remember them in your prayers and pray for financial blessings to the ministry so we can sponsor the team to do the work they have been called to do.  Thanks and may God bless you.) Greetings in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ. On March 31 the C.M.M. Evangelism team ...
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Helping the Lepers of India

Most people would be surprised to learn that leprosy is alive and well in some countries.  One of those places is India where 120,000 to 130,000 new cases of the disease are reported every year.   Old myths still linger about the disease such as it is very contagious and it is incurable.  But in both cases the very opposite is true.   You cannot get leprosy by casual contact such as a handshake, hugging, or being close to someone and it is curable if treated in its early stages.  Most experts agree that 95% of the world’s population is genetically immune ...
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Bible Study and Outreach at Awenade – March 16-17, 2022

[Note from Val:  The increase in fuel prices is making it necessary for the evangelism team to stay closer to home and avoid the high cost of travel.  The roads in some areas are very hard on automobiles so less traveling to distant places will also save on maintenance.    But there are still many opportunities to minister, especially in teaching new converts in areas they have previously been and as stated before, closer to home.   The team will also be starting Bible studies in various places and occasionally following up to see how they are progressing and do baptisms ...
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Reaching the Unreached in India – March 2022

In March 2022, the founder of Grace Children's Home, Rev. Cornelius, along with seven other pastors traveled 200 miles on motor scooters (two per scooter) to a remote village to preach the Gospel and encourage local Christians.    They made videos of the trip and we have combined them into one 5 minute video.   The pastors found one church building in which construction had stopped because of a lack of funds.   The church was crudely made with mud bricks but it doesn't have a roof, windows, or a door.   You will see it in the video.  There is also a ...
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Follow up Report – Awenade, February 21, 2022

Greetings in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ. On the 21st February 2022, Reverends Harrison and Matthew traveled 3 hours from Accra to Awenade in the Eastern Division. This was part of our vision to follow up on past visits to be able to disciple the new converts and begin a Bible study. Our first challenge was finding a place to have the Bible study. One of the converts, Mr. Lawson Owiredu, managed to arrange a place for us in one of the churches. We met with the Pastor on Monday and had the first Bible study the following ...
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Outreach to Dzolokpuita – Febrary 11, 2022

Greetings in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ. After Dr. Jerry Smith went to be with the Lord, we were all very heartbroken.   Following the Memorial service for Dr. Smith, the C.M.M. Evangelism Team traveled 4 hours from Accra to the Volta Region to continue our evangelism activities.  Dzolokpuita is the capital of Volta West District of Ghana. We found the weather to be very hot in Dzolokpuita.   Nevertheless, we went from street to street, to the marketplace, to shops, and from house to house, preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ and also explaining the messages to those who ...
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Memorial Service of Dr. Jerry Smith – Accra, Ghana – January 29, 2022

After a long battle with cancer, Dr. Jerry Smith founder of Holy Spirit Ministries, Int'l., Claremore, Oklahoma, and President of Covenant Messenger Ministries Bible Schools went to be with the Lord on January 1, 2022. The people of Ghana who came in contact with Dr. Jerry Smith would immediately fall in love with him.   We know they will never forget his friendship, his great sense of humor, his knowledge of the Bible, and most of all, his sacrificial dedication to serving his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. A memorial service will be held on January 29, 2022, for Dr. Smith ...
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Blankets For India – January 2022

In January Rev. Cornelius in India contacted us to share there was a desperate need for blankets for villagers who could not afford to buy for themselves.   Many people were getting sick and some of the elderly were even dying because of the cold nights without proper means of warming themselves.   Consequently, we did a fundraiser on Facebook and raised money for the blankets.  We wired the money to Rev. Cornelius as soon as possible and the next day he went to several stores and negotiated for the best price.  One store had good-quality blankets for the equivalent of $3.29 ...
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Heaven’s Gain – January 1, 2022.

It is with extremely heavy hearts that we must report the passing away of our dear friend and brother in the ministry, Rev. Jerry Smith of Claremore, Oklahoma.   Jerry and his wife, Paula, were faithful in their support of this ministry and who as a team, also conducted annual graduation and ordination services for the ministry in Ghana.  The C.M.M. staff and everyone who knew him there loved him very much, just as Jerry loved them.  Jerry was an exceptional Bible teacher and upon retiring after founding and pastoring a church, he became a missionary to many nations.   Jerry and ...
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