Through piercing eyes he looked at me and said, “I must consider this and compare it with what I now believe”. Thus ended my (Chris) last short-term mission trip to Ghana.
In 2009 nearing the end of a short-term mission trip I met a young man selling CD’s along the main road in Nkwanta. While searching for authentic Ghanaian worship music with my Ghanaian friend Evans, I inquired of this street vendor if I could share my faith and he agreed.
I promptly began sharing the Gospel with him using an EvangeCube. Staring intently as I shared evidenced his engagement in the discussion yet confusion clearly showed on his face. Evans and he conversed quickly in Twi and then informed me of the confusion about how we are reconciled to God. Returning to the EvangeCube I slowly repeated it. He began to shake his head indicating that he now understood.
I asked him “What do you think about this?” and through piercing eyes he looked at me and said “no one has ever told me this news before”. So I then asked “do you believe this?” and he very thoughtfully replied “I must consider this and compare it with what I now believe”. He told me that he is Muslim.
There are so many people in Ghana who have never heard the gospel or have never heard it explained well or lived out in front of them. We desire to do that and share this journey with other short-term mission teams.
Assuming that most people reading this blog have at a minimum heard the name of Jesus and most likely have been presented with the Gospel, I ask you the same question, do you believe?