Kings Village 2012

A team of 11 health professionals (4 from Emmanuel Christian Centre, 4 from EMMA , 2 from USA and 1 from Ghana) embarked upon a weeks long medical missions and outreaches hosted by the Kings Village, Bontanga near Tamale in the Northern Region of Ghana.

The team was made up of 5 doctors, 4 nurses, 1 nurse practitioner and 1 physiotherapist. Over the cost of 5 days we saw over 1200 patients with medical conditions ranging from malaria, gastroenteritis, hypertension, skin diseases, malnutrition and several tropical diseases. We spent two days of medical outreach in a village called Dalun (about 5km from the King's Village) and 2 days in a village called Saakuba (2 km from the Kings Village). This area is predominantly a Moslem population, very rural and very high in illiteracy. Majority of the inhabitants are also involved in traditional religion.

We had two nights of open air crusades where the Jesus Video in the local language (Dagbani) was screened. During the break, the gospel was preached and we had a total of 78 decisions made for Jesus Christ over the course of the week. Unfortunately rain storms prevented 3 nights of open air crusades.

Our host, Pastor Ben and Marion Owusu-Sekyere and the Kings Village staff really took care of us. On the Friday of the week, the team worked with the staff of the King's Medical Centre and our unused medications from the Medical Outreach was donated to the hospital. The team also made some gift donations to The King's School.

God bless you all for your prayers, support and financial giving toward this worthy cause.

God bless

Kwasi Appiah,

Team Leader Ghana 2012