Joey & Patti Romero have served in Ghana since 2004. Their primary desire is to see disciples made among the people in the rural areas of Ghana.
Our Father loves His children. He shows them what He is doing. It is His way of inviting His child to take His hand and go to work. When Patti and I were given the opportunity to serve on a short term trip to West Africa, His invitation was given through villagers who had trusted Jesus for salvation. One chief of a remote jungle village in Ghana said, “We do not have a church, but if you will come and start one, I will come.” He was not alone. Others made similar requests. We left Ghana with a burden. We shared that burden with Fairdale Baptist Church. They prayed and the Lord’s confirmation was given through this local church. We shared the burden with others, and the Lord made provision. Grace was needed for us to leave our three precious children. The Lord of grace met the need. Patti and I and Holistic Christian Ministry’s mission team have taken His hand. He is doing great things so that we marvel daily at His works. This is our answer to, “Why Ghana?”
Casey, April, and Ryan Zimmerman in December of 2014 formally accepted God’s invitation to humbly serve the people in Ghana West Africa.
God's Word makes it clear that we are to submit to the will of our Heavenly Father just as Jesus did (Luke 22:42). In love and obedience, we are also called to fulfill the Great Commandment (Matt. 22:36-40) as we reach out to a dark and dying world with the love shown to us by Jesus. In doing this doors are opened to fulfill His Great Commission of making true disciples of all nations. (Matt. 28:18-20).
God is passionate for his glory among the nations. He raised Jesus from the dead and exalted him over all “so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow . . . to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:9–11). In other words, God exalted Jesus for the glory of God. Nothing will stop him from having a people who love to ascribe all glory to him in the great work of salvation. Revelation 5:9 and 7:9 tell us that the people who ascribe glory to God in their salvation will come from every nation, tribe and tongue. When we visited Ghana for the first time in 2012 God’s invitation was shared with us and over the next 2.5 years we prayed, sought confirmation, and counsel all of which confirmed our initial invitation. We have no illusions of grandeur. God’s world is massive. And God is infinitely more massive in power and wisdom and goodness. Mission work is needed all through this world and we seek to bring glory to His Holy name by accepting His invitation to Ghana West-Africa. He will finish His mission. The peoples of the world will be reached to the Glory of God. Praise be to God who would use us as vessels for His glory in the salvation of the nations.