Years ago a large group of Fulani people settled in Gbeo, about 30 miles from Bolgatanga, in the north of Ghana. Recently we met with some of the women and children while we were in the area visiting churches and conducting Women’s Conferences. Though usually Muslim, this Fulani village has a sizable Christian church. Mavis Ayamga, whose husband Robert directs Calvary West Africa Bible Institute in Bolgatanga, has been ministering to them and arranged our meeting.
The day had begun with rain and that delayed the women, but not the children. They arrived eager to be involved in whatever was going on, so we taught them the story, found in 1 Samuel 3, of young Samuel first hearing God speak to him. Then we shared the story in John 6 of the little boy who gave his lunch to Jesus and watched as the Master blessed it and fed 5000 people with his offering. God can and does work through even young children. May He watch over each one leading them early to salvation in Jesus and a life that brings blessing to them and glory to God.
By the time we finished the two stories for the children the benches were full. Several of the young men and even an older gentleman came to be part of our gathering.