Why The Need To Create a Mission Out Of The Existing Conference

A couple of factors contributed to the creation of the Mid-West Ghana Mission of which some of them are discussed as follows:

UN-ENTERED AREAS:

It was realized apart from Techiman Church district, the un-entered areas in the rest of the districts outnumbered the entered areas.  It was certainly a large number of the people over here were left out of the Advent message.  It became eminent the following towns could become District headquarters; Sampa, Banda, Yeji, Dormaa Ahenkro, Bechem, Duayaw-Nkwanta, Nsawkaw, Abease, Kintampo, Tepa, New Longoro, Drobo and Sankore should the people are mobilized into serious evangelistic outreach.

VOLUME OF WORK

It became evident that the officers of the Central Ghana Conference (CGC) were saddled with too much work to do at the office and the size of the Conference territory did not augur well for any effective supervision.

Leadership was far from the church members.

GROWTH OF THE CHURCH

Out of the then territorial population of about four million, only thirteen thousand (13,000) had been baptized into the Seventh-day Adventist Church, therefore reorganization was the answer.

EDUCATION

There were few schools which the church had established and it was realized this could be improved if a Mission could be created to supervise the establishment of schools.

HEADQUARTERS

Structures were already in place to host the headquarters in Sunyani without any hindrance.

THE GOSPEL COMMISSION

Also the desire to hasten the spread of the gospel commission to every nook and cranny of this area burdened them especially when the fires of “1000” DAYS OF REAPING” dawned on the people.

 

FINANCIAL STAND

Financial Statement as at 31st December 1982 revealed that the area realized one million, three hundred thousand Cedis.  About 1/3 of total fund of the Conference. This gave evidence that if the area is properly organized, they would have enough to be self-supporting.

To the glory of God, on 11th of July, 1985 a vote was taken by the African Indian Ocean Division in Abidjan, Ivory Coast for the takeoff of a Mission headquartered in Sunyani. Following this vote in Abidjan, on the 8th of January, 1986 the then Central Ghana Conference also endorsed the separation at a special Session in Kumasi.  Having come this far, the ground was prepared for the inauguration of the Mission which occurred on December 31, 1985 – January 4th 1986 respectively.