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MISSIONS PURSE is a Ghanaian indigenous, independent interdenominational mission’s service agency registered in Ghana in 2010, for the purpose of addressing some of the basic needs that confronts indigenous Ghanaian and African missionary families and communities to enhance the work of missions in Ghana and Africa as a whole endeavoring to fulfill the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ .
Introducing Missions Purse: An indigenous Ghanaian Missions Service Agency.
“Putting a Smile in the Missions Community “
Missions Purse is an indigenous Ghanaian Christian Missions Service Agency set up to support Christian Mission work in Ghana in particular and Africa as a whole. As a para-missions organization we do not send out missionaries, rather we come along to undergird missionary agencies and missionary families working in unreached and remote communities and to further help in the development of such communities.
Missions Purse is registered as a non-profit organization under the Companies Act. of the Companies Code 1963 (Act.179) of the Republic of Ghana. Missions Purse is s also a registered member of Ghana Evangelical Missions Association (GEMA), a national network of missionary organizations, churches and par-church groups in Ghana. GEMA is recognized and affiliated with African Missions Association (AfMA) a regional Christian mission’s body in Africa. Globally, GEMA is an affiliate member of the Missions Commission of World Evangelical Alliance (WEA).
The aim of Missions Purse is to advocate and partner with like-minded organizations to sensitize, equip and raise support for the emerging and resilient but impoverished mission’s enterprise in Ghana in particular and Africa as a whole.
Missions Purse provides a platform that offers opportunities for organizations and individuals to jointly and effectively partner for the achievement of the fulfillment of the Great Commission of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through our various programs. We invite all who owe it as a duty to send the gospel to the ends of the world to join hands with us now for the harvest is plenteous indeed.
The Christian community in Ghana and Africa as a whole in the past two decades has recognized the emerging missionary force that the Lord is preparing in the global south for world missions. In this vein several Christians have been trained who are ready to send the gospel to unreached communities in the remotest parts of our countries and beyond, however key among the constraints that militates against this effort is inadequate logistical and financial support. Our carefully designed projects are tailored to address most of the challenges. We invite you to make your contributions for the realization of this noble vision. God richly bless you.
In the past two decades several indigenous missionary agencies have been started in Ghana and have been able to train several young and enthusiastic missionaries who are ready to sacrifice the pleasures of city life to venture out to deprived and unreached communities with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The interventions by these missionary agencies or para-church agencies have become necessary so as to compensate for the complacency and apathetic attitude of most well-endowed main line churches in Ghana and Africa whose policy does not endear and support mission efforts. Mostly, these main line churches have limited their outreach efforts to only commercially viable communities to the neglect of communities without Christian witness.
However, most indigenous churches and non-denominational missionary sending organizations who had taken up the challenge to train and send out missionaries to unreached communities without Christian witness are constrained logistically and financially. The fact remains that missions work needs much financial investment and takes time to begin to yield fruit hence, the need to forge strategic partnerships to accomplish the Great Commission in our part of the world. It is also believed that the church in Africa and Ghana is no exception, is and has become a potentially missionary sending force yet it (the church) it is yet to adequately educate her members to give for the support of missions. The aforementioned reasons and other related challenges have adversely constrained missions work in Ghana.
Small Business Grants for Missionary Spouses
Most indigenous missionary organizations in Ghana struggle to meet their budget needs. This is largely due the fact that a large portion of the Christian community in Ghana and Africa are yet to have a clear understanding and perspective of the Missions or World Evangelization. Church structures of most mega churches that have a lot of resources do not encourage and support missions work. Thus few individuals, churches and organizations are moved give to the cause of missions. These factors to a large extend do not make the missionaries work attractive. Most couples who venture into it do that out of passion, love and sometimes absolute sacrifice. It is therefore not strange that most missionary couples you meet on the field are saddled with financial challenges.
Missions Purse has therefore seen the need to mobilize funds to provide grants to missionary spouses as a seed capital to undertake appropriate business ventures that would help them generate extra income to cushion the missionary’s meager income and to help meet the basic needs of the family. Your contribution will help keep a missionary family on the field.
Indigenous missionary families are saddled with inadequate food supply; their children are mostly deprived of good education as compared with their peers in the cities. It is pathetic to see some missionary children become disillusioned and sometimes abandon the faith. Some Missionaries have lost spouses and children and many others their own lives through demonic attacks, and most missionary families risk breaking up. It is against this background that we seek partners from individuals and organizations to help us provide Small Business Grants to missionary spouses. This will empower them financially to venture into some sort of economic activity that will help contribute to the family income to help sustain and keep them on the field.
Two thousand (US$ 2,000) which is equivalent to about 10,000 Ghana Cedis is a good start up for any small business. In order to be to sustain their businesses we pair these women together in three to five in a group and give them training in basic bookkeeping and business skills. We also follow them up periodically to ascertain the profitability of their enterprises. You can choose to adopt a missionary spouse or contribute towards achieving this goal.
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