“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” ―Winston S. Churchill
Profile of a MISSION Team member Harold Zeiset
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 March Profile of a Mission Team Member, highlights team member, Harold Zeiset. Harold comes to us from East Earl , Pennsylvania. He has been supporting and serving with Ghana Initiative since 2015. Harold has been willing to serve in whatever capacity necessary. He generally works with the patients who come to our medical clinic as a triage nurse. He is responsible for taking vital signs for each patient, collecting patient information and making an initial determination of medical need for those who attend our clinic.
Harold is our resident mechanic and handyman. He rises to every challenge. Fortunately for him, our mobile clinic is full of challenging surprises. Harold can often be seen working on the aging mobile clinic engine and electrical generator. He has successfully sealed the leaking roof of the mobile clinic and opened the rusted door latch at the entry of he clinic.
Harold has a magnetic personality. Team members, team volunteers and members of the community love being around him. He can often be seen surrounded by children in the towns where we serve. They are enthralled by his long white beard and his loving smile. The children call him "Papa". They enjoy touching his beard just to see what is feels like. This may sound a bit unusual, but it results in lots of smiles and giggles.
This past mission trip, Harold served primarily in the pharmacy. He was quick to fill in where we had the greatest need on the team. He is a real team player. We can always count on Harold.
On one occasion, Harold accepted the invitation of a village family to stay overnight at their home. He stayed in the town of Pokrom Nsabaa for two nights. When we asked him how things went, he told us that the family was very hospitable and made him feel right at home. He ate with the family, helped them with daily chores and stayed up late chatting with them and other people from the community. When we asked the family how they enjoyed Harold staying at their home, they immediately said that it was a great honor. They also said that sleeping was difficult because Harold snores like a bear!
We are honored that Harold is a continuing member of the Ghana Initiative Mobile Medical Mission team and look forward to how God uses him in the future. It is a blessing and pleasure to serve side by side with Harold Zeiset. He gives and serves directly from the heart! Thank you Harold.
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Please share this video with your family and friends. It provides a wonderful glimpse into the work of Ghana Initiative Mobile Medical Mission. We thank Samuel Van Dyck for sharing his time & skills in the production of "Ghana Initiative August 2018".
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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 stories and 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!
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 email@example.com 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.
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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 these 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: Aaron, Asana & Fusena (twins), Fred and Rita.
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
"new" fall 2018 newsletter
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To god be the glory!
Ghana Initiative Mobile Medical Mission is joyful, following another exciting, successful and miraculous mission experience in Ghana, from August 1-12, 2018. We thank God for guiding, protecting, healing and saving. Each member of our team is blessed with testimonials of how the Lord was working in them and through them. We saw souls saved, hearts changed, bodies healed and joy unspeakable as we were obedient to the Holy Spirit working through us.
The photos below, show the faces of just a few of the many individuals who experienced the awesome power of God's love shining into or through their hearts and lives. We are truly blessed to have served the beautiful and welcoming people of Ghana, West Africa. Most of our time was spent in the Eastern Region towns of Adamorobe, Adjena and Pokrom Nsabaa. Thanks go out to all who support the ministry of Ghana Initiative Mobile Medical Mission through prayer, financial donations and material contributions. Your support makes it possible for Ghana Initiative MMM to touch the lives of thousands. Most importantly, we thank God and remember to say: "TO GOD BE THE GLORY!"
Each day God opens doors in our lives. He gives us chances to share His love with those around us. Too often however, we miss out on the blessings that go along with walking through these open doors. Are you aware of the doors that God is opening in your life? Are you missing out on the blessings? Ghana Initiative teams encounter open doors every day of a mission experience. Wouldn't you like to be a part of our next mission team? Check out the NEW 2019 mission team application at the bottom of this page.
May the Holy Spirit serve as your bridge today! If you count on the Holy Spirit to guide you and walk with you each day, you should never find it necessary to stand at one end of a bridge in your life and ask, Is it safe; Is it Strong; or Will it hold me? The Holy Spirit has designed a path for your life that is PERFECT and STRONG! Follow your path and cross every Bridge with confidence!
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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 400 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.
Ghana Initiative Mobile Medical Mission This video tells the story of Ama Dzigbor, a toddler from a small village in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
Ghana initiative Mobile medical Mission is growing and expanding
the Missionary training center building project
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 tax deductible donation. This is a Kingdom Building project.
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.