Profile of MISSION Team members stefanie cornnell & Alex Elkins
Several times per month we will highlight a member of the 2018 Ghana Initiative mission team. We ask that you would pray for this team member and those that they serve. We are blessed with a loving, committed and skillful team, and look forward to the team God brings together for 2019.
Our April Profile of Mission Team Members, highlights team members, Stefanie Cornnell & Alex Elkins from Rochester, NY. Stefanie and Alex are teachers who have put into practice, enriching the lives of others using the gifts that God endowed them with.
Stefanie joined the Ghana Initiative mission team in 2017. In her two years of service she has touched the lives and hearts of hundreds of needy children in Ghana. Stefanie allows her light to shine as she teaches more than 100 children in the Bible School classroom. Watching her work with the children is exciting. She knows how to bring smiles to their faces and joy to their hearts as she shares the Word of God through Bible lessons, songs of praise and related crafts and activities. It's never difficult to find Stefanie while serving in a town or village. One only needs to look for all of the children. The children gather around her and follow her wherever she goes.
Alex joined the Ghana Initiative mission team for the first time in 2018. He was recruited by Stefanie, his fiance'. Alex has a wide range of talents. He is gifted in the areas of technology and engineering. Back in Rochester, he is a well loved Technology Education/Engineering teacher. He is an avid outdoors man, who doesn't shrink in the face of challenges. The children of Ghana were blessed by his skills in the Bible School classroom and the team was blessed by his ability to help solve problems associated with the mobile medical clinic. He wasn't afraid to get his hands dirty as he worked hard to repair the engine and generator on the mobile medical clinic.
Both Stefanie and Alex represented the mission team well in the annual local youth vs mission team soccer match. The teams played the match in an indescribable downpour. They played until there was so much water on the soccer pitch that rivers were forming.
Stefanie and Alex shared their enjoyment of sports by taking charge of the annual soccer cleat distribution. They successfully distributed over 500 pair of soccer cleats to the needy children in three rural communities. The children were overjoyed to receive a new or gently used pair of cleats from our Cleats for Kids program. We thank all who donated cleats and look forward to accepting more cleat donations for our 2019 program.
We look forward to welcoming back Alex and Stefanie to the 2020 mission team as Mr. & Mrs. Alex Elkins. God isn't finished with them on the mission field yet!!
We are honored that they have chosen to be integral members of the Ghana Initiative Mobile Medical Mission team and look forward to how God uses them in the future. Their enthusiasm and joy, lift up and encourage other members of the mission team and those they serve in Ghana. Thank you Stefanie and Alex for being a blessing to many.
“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.”
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Ghana Initiative Mobile Medical Mission is a non-profit organization. We provide FREE medical care to needy men, women and children in Ghana, West Africa. Ghana Initiative MMM reaches the poor and needy by way of a mobile medical clinic. This clinic is managed and operated by a team of qualified doctors and nurses from the USA and Ghana. Ghana Initiative MMM also works with children. We teach them about Jesus through Bible school where children learn Bible stories and participate in exciting arts and crafts projects. The goal of our mission work is to reach tens of thousands of people in need of physical healing and spiritual salvation. The ministry of Ghana Initiative MMM is supported by donations and prayers from people just like you!
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Missionary Training Center Building Project Update
Recently, Ghana Initiative Director, Seth Pobee and mission team member Harold Zeiset traveled to Ghana for 10 days to oversee a portion of the missionary training center construction project. While in Pokrom Nsabaa they joined the construction crew on site. They and the builders dug out and prepared to lay the final footers for the buildings. They planned, dug out and laid the pipes in preparation for the compound plumbing and poured concrete floors over more than one third of the building site. The next step is to construct walls and attach roofs to the areas that will become the Warehouse, Ghana Initiative Office and Dormitory Block #1. In order to move this project forward and see the ministry of Ghana Initiative open its Missionary Training Center, we are in great need of financial support. We ask that you would pray and ask the Lord if He would have you sew into the ministry of Ghana Initiative financially. Please contact Troy Pfoutz at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about investing in this ministry. The photos below show some of the work that was completed at the site. They also depict the completed well that was drilled and made ready for the community to have fresh clean water. Several other photos show Harold repairing the roof of the Ghana Initiative Mobile Clinic. We thank God for His faithfulness, our supporters for their prayers and financial support and everyone involved in the missionary training center project in Ghana and in the USA.
In order to complete Phase One, we are in need of $65,000. If you or anyone you know would like to invest in the ministry financially, please contact Troy Pfoutz at 717-615-4459 or by email at email@example.com to discuss how you might make a donation. This is a Kingdom Building project.
FOR ONLY $30 PER MONTH, YOU COULD SEND A NEEDY CHILD BACK TO SCHOOL!
Ghana Initiative is seeking sponsors who have a heart for supporting the educational needs of children who are not been able to attend school due to lack of funds. These children come from needy families where one or both parents are jobless. In some cases one or both parents are deceased. All of the children have been unable to attend school for over a year!
For just $30 per month, you could support a child's education by providing much needed funds for school fees, school uniform(s), text books and daily feeding fees.
Please consider supporting one or more of the children pictured below so they can get back to school? T The children from left to right are: Asana & Fusena (twins) and Fred.
Contact Troy Pfoutz, Ghana Initiative Administrative Director today by email to begin supporting a needy child and change a life forever! firstname.lastname@example.org
Look at what god is doing!
God is doing beautiful things in Ghana. He is working in and through our missionaries to change lives and hearts! May God receive all of the Glory for what He is doing in Ghana, West Africa through Ghana Initiative Mobile Medical Mission!
Salvation belongs to a young man following his interaction with Bible School teacher Wendy Shonk. "Prince" accepts Jesus as his savior, and becomes the first of 38 salvations identified during the Ghana Initiative Mobile Medical Mission experience. Imagine the celebration in heaven as hearts were changed an souls were saved!
Miracles do happen!! Young "Ama Dzigbor" came to the medical clinic in Pokrom in a state of unresponsiveness. She was very ill. Several team members laid hands on her and began to pray for God to heal her. Within minutes she opened her eyes, cried to be nursed by her mother and interacted with her parents and team members. A CAT scan and check up at the hospital, confirmed that she had been healed! Our God is a MIRACLE WORKING GOD!!
A mustard seed of Faith and a moment of Prayer can move a mountain. (Matthew 17:20) Faith and Prayer brought healing to Ghana Initiative team members, volunteers and patients alike. Our missionary team members put Faith into action by praying for those in need, as they served the lovely people of Ghana. For each life that was touched, God received the Glory!!
Children met their sponsors. Ghana Initiative team members allow the love of Christ to shine through them by sponsoring children in need in the towns where Ghana Initiative serves. On this mission experience Jerry Emmanuel of Pokrom Nsaaba met his sponsor, Judy Poglitsch and David, of Accra found a new sponsor in Ghana Initiative team member Val Weaver. Sponsorship opens the door for children to go to school, expand their knowledge and skills and develop into productive citizens of Ghana.
Generous donations from supporters of the Ghana Initiative ministry enabled us to distribute more than 800 mosquito bed nets in three communities. The nets were given free of charge to those who demonstrated the need for the bed nets and to those who came to our clinic having already contracted malaria. We have already seen a reduction in the number of cases of malaria in the community where we gave out bed nets last year. Praise God for making this work possible.
PRAISE THE LORD!! On Sunday, the team attended church at Jesus Camp located in Dansoman, Accra. The service was lead by Pastor Charles Otchere-Baffour and his wife Lawrencia. This was a Holy Spirit lead experience filled with Joy and Bible based teaching. We were with our spiritual family and enjoyed every moment of it! We thank God for giving us the freedom to praise and worship Him with all that was within us!
"BOOTS, BOOTS & more BOOTS" This summer, we gave away more than 500 pair of new and gently used soccer cleats, or Football Boots as they are called in Ghana. Ghana Initiative team members and many generous sponsors donated hundreds of pairs of Boots for the children and youth in rural communities in Ghana. The Boots were a blessing to so many. They are sure to be put to good use by the boys and girls who received them. We thank everyone who donated Boots!
Joy was spread through bountiful hugs! Team members were challenged to spread the love of Christ through a hug and a smile. Both the hug giver and hug receiver were blessed by the joy that welled up inside. The children yearned for hugs and often didn't want to let go as they were hugged by Ghana Initiative team members.
God made it possible for Ghanaian professionals to join the Ghana Initiative team in greater numbers than ever before. This year we welcomed Dr. Richard, Pharmacist Diamond, Nurse Sandra, Nurse Mavis, Biological Scientist Daniel, and a number of selfless volunteers. We look forward to what God has in store for 2019.
Become a member of our 2019 mission team to Ghana! application documents can be obtained by clicking the buttons below Application Fee includes Air & Ground Transport, Room and Board, Travel Insurance and all document preparation.