Introduction...
Formed from the merger of the British colony of the Gold Coast and the Togoland trust territory, Ghana became the first sub-Saharan country in colonial Africa to gain its independence, which was accomplished in 1957. Ghana endured a long series of coups before Lt. Jerry Rawlings took power in 1981 and banned political parties. After approving a new constitution and restoring multiparty politics in 1992, Rawlings won presidential elections in 1992 and 1996, but was constitutionally prevented from running for a third term in 2000. John Kufuor succeeded him and was reelected in 2004. John Atta Mills took over as head of state in early 2009.
Geography...
Ghana is located in coastal sub-Saharan West Africa, covering 238, 533 sq km (slightly smaller than the State of Oregon), bordered by Cote de Ivoire to the west, Togo to the east, and Burkina Faso to the north.
People...
Ghana’s population numbers 24,339,838, ranking it 47th in the world. July 2010 estimates for Ghana explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS, which results in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected.
Left to Right: An Artist Paints a Vase, Labadi Beach in Accra, Cocoa Pods at Harvest Time,
A Boy Carrying A Pot, A Cocoa farmer Operating a Palm Oil Machine

Our Ministry...
In 1979, we accepted an invitation to establish a college level Bible training curriculum for a group of indigenous churches. In 1980, Hope Institute of Theology began it’s first year of instruction in the capital city of Accra. After 4 years as resident missionaries, we handed over the full-time operation of the school to the nationals, returning from time to time for guidance and encouragement. In 1999, we returned to conduct Pastors & Ministers Conferences, Women’s Conferences and Teaching Seminars.
Left to Right: Bible School Class,
P&M Conference, Bible School Students