"We are Christ's Ambassadors"
2 Corinthians 5:20
Uxbridge Baptist Church is committed to fulfilling the Great Commission. Jesus said, "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them...and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you." (Matt. 28: 19-20) We are equally committed to fulfilling the Great Commandment. Jesus said, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this love your neighbour as yourself." (Mark 12:30-31) We are therefore committed doing whatever God asks us to do in order to fulfill this great mandate. We believe that God opened a door of ministry with our Sharing Way partner Dr. David Mensah who directs G.R.I.D., Ghana Rural Integrated Development.
During the seventeen day period from June 18th to July 7th, Team Ghana members provided labour in the construction of a 70 ft. long x 30 ft. wide x 20 ft. high concrete block food security building. Their hope is that this facility will help break the cycle of starvation in the Deg area of N.W. Ghana. They also provided the necessary funds to cover the costs of all construction materials as well as some tools and equipment which they left with the people of Carpenter. As well, they covered the cost of their own transportation, food, equipment, and supplies, so that they would not put a burden on the people of Carpenter.
Other team members were engaged in teaching English to children attending village schools. Since English is the language of instruction in the schools of Ghana the children from these remote villages face a great disadvantage without a basic knowledge of English. They were able to make a significant impact on these young lives, and with the school. Many books, crayons, colouring books and school supplies were donated by different companies in and around Uxbridge, as well some money that was donated was used to purchase more school supplies.