2-Years Serving in West Africa-Rovaughna in Ghana!
Dear Supporting Friends!
A Big THANK YOU for continuing on this journey with me!!
Did you know I have a favorite tree here in Ghana? Pictures don’t seem to do it justice. It’s pretty magnificent! Commanding in its presence. It catches my eyes most days when I’m at my desk in the BVTC Counseling Centre. It must be over 100 years old. All the other trees simply dwarf around it. I remember spotting it during my first trip to Ghana, February 2016 for the Vision & Discovery Trip. I recall taking a picture of it then as well.
I believe our God is much like that tree. Commanding in His Presence, sturdy, dwarfing all that is around yet refusing to shout for attention but rather simply…being. Waiting, for us each day to acknowledge His Presence and Power.
Much has changed since that first trip. Lord willing, I will soon celebrate 2 years of being in West Africa on October 26th! Though it wasn’t consciously planned on October 22nd my Missionary Partnership Team (MPT) and Core Volunteers will arrive and help me commemorate the 2-Year Anniversary!
I’m hoping my team, also serving as the Logistics and Discovery Team (LDT) will be the first of many Mission teams to follow! The LDT will help path the way by sharing in Ghanaian cultural experiences and serving with me up-close and in-person at BVTC. They are bringing their spiritual gifts and skills through what we’re calling the “Bring Yourself Campaign.” “Bring Yourself” uses the *Continuum Missions Model™ of uplifting these former Trokosi “wives of the gods” and students through **S.E.W. (Sowing Empowered Women) workshops ranging from building self-esteem, health and hygiene to understanding God’s love and Christian beliefs. The Mission team will also learn skills directly from the students by participating in their vocational classes; Fashion & Design, Catering, Cosmetology and Batik tie & dye. Also, as part of the team, Rev. Sandra Dorsainvil, AB-IM Director of Short-term Missions will arrive to provide support and guidance.
Please keep us all; the girls, guys, staff, me and safe arrival of the team in your prayers!
Again Thank YOU for your commitment to this ministry and to me as your Global Servant in Ghana!
Rovaughna "Kekeli" (Ewe for "Light") 😊
How You Can Help Now…
Consider your church or organization to be a part of the “Bring Yourself” Campaign and serve in the field with me through a Short-Term Mission Trip!
GIVE Tax-Deductible denoting “Rovaughna Richardson-Specifics” by: Phone 1-800-ABC-3USA, ext. 2324, by Check-Memo line “Rovaughna Richardson-Specifics” or Click “Give” at: http://www.internationalministries.org/teams/744-richardson or click “Donate” at: www.RovaughnaRichardson.com (you will be navigated to my IM page).
Please also be in Prayer for:
That the Ghanaian people grow in number to walk along side these girls in eradicating the wounds Trokosi inflicts and spread God’s love
My MPT and Volunteers are blessed beyond measure for their continued commitment
Personal health, strength and endurance
*Due to logistical reasons the S.E.W. Project of marketing student’s handmade wares aboard has been placed “on hold”