For over thirty years the Serving Africa Mission has been working in Ghana and in the Medie valley just outside Accra has established its base.
Back in 2002 the executive director of the Mission, Prophet Michael “Jim” Smith, together with Bishop Samuel Affori and Apostle Paul Sefa following God’s vision bought ten plots for the Mission in a largely undeveloped valley. By God’s grace those plots have become the centre of the mission with a walled compound containing a Mission church, a meeting Tabernacle, a mission house and “Lydia House”, a dual purpose building housing a kindergarten and primary school on the ground floor and above an open prayer floor, overlooking the valley. Outside this compound is a school for older children and space allocated for a two storey teachers’ centre.
All around the base in the valley Accra is expanding and being developed. From thirty years ago being the sole construction it is now the centre of a growing and developing community.
The base is established as an important contributor to the community and in the recent virus outbreak when the government imposed a lockdown, the Mission initiated a food relief programme reaching out to the most needy families. The schools are providing an essential education for the children, giving them high quality lessons with an unabashed Christian ethos.
Numbers are growing in the Kindergarten, as the good reputation for the school spreads. A bus now picks up the children from outlying villages and the facilities are being added to as funds become available.
The Beloved Missionary School
The school is a work in progress and has functioning classrooms. The school launches officially in January 2023, initially with four classrooms but the plan is to add at least one extra floor. The work progresses as funds become available.
Plans were originally drawn up for a three storey building, and the foundations would support such a building, giving the potential for further future development.
This exciting development is a two storey facility, which has already been praised by the local inspector of schools. It will provide quality training for a new generation of teachers in high quality surroundings. This will enable the Mission to build a lasting legacy for generations to come.
Meanwhile the day to day work of the base and the school press on under the direction of Apostle Paul Sefa and his wife, Anita who looks after the catering. The headteacher, Naomi and the other staff are paid at prevailing Ghanian rates and partly financed by the school fees and its budget.
The Serving Africa Mission is committed to paying all those who work for us a fair wage. Salaries for the Africa mission team are paid out of a UK based charity (Takk Trust Registered UK Charity Number 290753).
We are embarking on a process of linking our African pay scales with African jobs of a similar salary, as we do with all our English staff.
You can be a part of this exciting and long term project to build up the community.
Primarily we ask for PRAYER! The Mission has a number of WhatsApp groups where members regularly contribute prayers and are given frequent updates on developments on the base and in the school. Contact us to ask for more details here.
We ask for PRAYER be offered that in the coming six months we be able to make our African salaries more realistic and fair, and maintain them as such in the coming years.
You can DONATE towards these projects. Donations are needed for the development of the school, for the building of the Teachers’ Centre and for the support of the African salaries. Any gift that is made will be kept for the indicated purpose in a dedicated account.
To donate to one of our areas of work please click on the link below to be taken to the payment page.
If you would like to speak to one of the team about donating then please drop us an email. Click here.