March 1st 2012
The aim of GAP MISSIONS from the onset has been to reach the people of Ivory Coast by “training nationals who in turn train other nationals.” The Bible Training Center now numbers more than seventy students who are being personally taught and trained by National Ivorian Pastors. After many years of ministry, by the grace of God, we are now experiencing exponential growth. Ivorian pastors are now expressing their desire to spread the GOSPEL to other African Nations.
Taking the Gospel into remote regions has never been more effective. The idea of taking the story of Jesus into remote regions where most have never had the opportunity to hear the "Good News" of salvation is being facilitated by GAP Missions via motorcycles and SOLAR POWERED projection systems. The entire projection unit can be carried in a backpack. Showing the JESUS FILM in native languages has yielded unimaginable responses.
Thought I would show you my "Jungle Rider" bike. This week will be the first time I have ridden it in 10 years. Being a kick-start..we have had a few heated conversations but we usually get along ok. It has been in hiding since the war started at the end of 2002. This is the bike I rode throughout the Bangolo region where we built our first churches, and in reality, I wouldn't trade it for a brand new "Harley".
A construction team will be arriving to work on the orphanage March 6th-16th. The team will concentrate on the completion of work necessary to open the facilities for the first group of children arriving this summer.
In Ivory Coast, we must purchase our own power pole and transformer, have the agreement of the power company to proceed, and then hire an outside company to do the installation.
Feb 18, 2012 – The suitcase carrying the projection system for the "Jesus" film went with me as checked baggage from Atlanta airport to Accra, Ghana. I could not make the connecting Air Emirates flight so I called my friend "Isaac", a taxi driver, who took me to a nearby hotel. The guest house where I normally stay was full. Wow...is it ever humid in Accra. You could have wrung a gallon of water out of my clothes by the time I got to the motel. It took the AC about two hours to cool the little room down to bearable. I almost enjoyed a hot shower. They had just run out of hot water; however, cool felt pretty good. Ghanaians are very nice.
I would like to share a word from my heart. This project is really not about the buildings. It’s about the people of Ivory Coast. It’s about souls. It’s about you and it’s about me and about what HE wants to accomplish in us and through us. ... Missionary, James George
Motorcycles and a solar-powered projection system makes it possible to take the "Jesus" film into the "bush" villages of Ivory Coast. Showing the film in local languages is exciting and effective.
This is a rough, rugged and dangerous area. We need your prayers. Please pray for souls. Pray for safety, health and provision for the 'riders' as they carry the Good News to these remote areas!