On the 26th of January, members of Joyful Way Inc went to Aburi for an outreach program with a burning desire to fill the hearts of students of Adonten Senior High School with the message of the gospel. We sought to, with one accord, win souls and revive hearts through sharing of the gospel and lifting up songs of praise to the One who saves and redeems. We couldn’t be more marveled by what the Lord had in store to accomplish through us on our first day, the 27th of January.
A powerful talk on the theme “Think Big, Start Small, Move Fast” was given by Nana Damoah, an associate of JWI. In his address, Mr. Damoah encouraged the students to develop confidence in their inert skills and ideas they may have. He also touched on the need to invest adequate time in implementing their action plan. Students were entreated to give their dreams the courage they deserve and to let go of the fear of starting small, emphasizing that the beginning of great things start small and tender, and persistence is key in the journey of success.
Following this was an information session by a panel of JWI members including the President of the ministry, Stephen Otoo, Anna Addei and Victress Michelle Esubonteng. This interactive segment, which was coordinated by Nhyira Sam, entailed an interesting discussion on topics ranging from purity, career, money and advocacy among others. Various opinions were shared by members of Joyful Way Incorporated at different industries and at different stages of life who brought forth perspectives on the issues which were raised. Students were open and responsive to the information that was being shared.
On Saturday evening, JWI led a gospel rock show and it was amazing to witness such passion and joy in the presence of the Lord. Students were up on their feet dancing to the songs of praises that were sung. There was a special ministration by the Adonten Vessels of Christ and Pelligates Acapella which stirred the hearts of members gathered.
Victor Chinye gave an exhortation which was centered on “The Giver and Sustainer of Life.” He shared a message on the preeminence and sovereignty of God; indicating that life and light abide in Christ and a life without Christ navigates us from light into the dark, setting us for a life of toil. He added that although we have been given the choice to choose between life and death, we should choose life and embrace freedom and love in Christ.
At the service organized on Sunday, a message was shared by Victoria Kotey on the theme, “The Righteous for the Unrighteous.” Drawing from the Bible Text, Luke 23:18-25, she shared the story of how Jesus paved the way to freedom and released us from the bondage of sin by taking on punishment meant for the unrighteous humanity.
It isn’t enough to capture such an experience with words. Much seed has been sown and the faith of weary hearts has been strengthened. About forty souls were won during the two days we spent there. We have faithfully held our trust in the Lord’s disposition of loving grace and have leaned fully in His heart for reconciliation. We are trusting Him for a bountiful harvest of souls, for a rededication towards their service to God, and for a brutal revival in the hearts of students of Adonten Senior High School.