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uv lgflagThe Wesleyan Church of Ghana started in 1991 as a mission outreach from the Standard Church of Canada. Joe and Jemima Ocran had migrated from Ghana to Canada where they were converted and trained by the Standard Church. Eventually they were sent back to Ghana as missionaries.

Rev. Ocran established an NGO in Canada, Project Reach Out (PRO), and then registered it in Ghana as well. In this way the work was given focus and resources as a development agency from the beginning. Rev. Ocran is leader of both the church and PRO. They established clinics, a forestry project and several preschools. They planted churches by employing pastors trained in other traditions. Rev. Ocran developed a constitution for the church in Ghana and registered the denomination with the Ghanaian government. In 2003 the Standard Church joined the Wesleyans in North America and the work in Ghana became part of GP's work in Africa.

Through a partnership with Central Wesleyan Church in Holland, MI, significant outreach using the Jesus Film to the northern part of the country among the Islamic Wa people has been launched. In 2012, the church began exploring the possibility of establishing work across the border in the north into Burkina Faso.

COUNTRY QUICK FACTS:

Area: 274,200 sq km

Population (2014): 18,365,123

Capital: OUAGADOUGOU (pop. 2,053,000)

Population under 15 yrs: 45.4%

Life expectancy: 54.78 years

Official language: French

All languages: many

Religion: 

Muslim 60.5%

Catholic 19%

animist 15.3%

Protestant 4.2%

(For additional information see the CIA World Factbook)

WESLEYAN STANDARD CHURCH OF GHANA QUICK FACTS:

Churches: 4

Ordained ministers: 0

Licensed ministers: 0

Members: 94

Mission Leader: Pastor Isaiah Osman

SPECIAL PROJECTS:

Evangelism Team: God is moving in a unprecedented way among Muslims and Animists in Africa and specifically in Ghana. Many come to Christ after watching the Jesus Film and through outreach and compassion ministries. While the door remains open we must take advantage of this tremendous opportunity to reach as many as possible with the Good News. The Wesleyan Standard Church in Ghana requires resources to establish and support an Evangelism Team who would travel throughout the WSC regions and conduct evangelistic crusades to support and strengthen the existing churches and to help to establish new ones. Funds are needed to equip a team with the purchase of musical and sound equipment, pay for transportation and logistical costs and associated district expenses. Give online.

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