Dear GHAFES Family,
“And I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.”
— Jeremiah 3:15
This past Monday, May 28, 2018 marked the exact one year anniversary since I was inducted in to office as the National Director of the Ghana Fellowship of Evangelical Students – GHAFES. It has been a wonderful year for me serving God together with you. I truly believe that God has used us to provide the necessary management/administrative and leadership support to the staff, students and Associates which is enabling us to be effective in our efforts to Know Christ and to Make Him known. As we look forward into the future with hope, I believe we are now being re-positioned in God’s grace to develop and initiate innovative programs that will advance the cause of Christ through the Ministry of GHAFES. This is certainly my desire.
It has been a privilege to get to know so many of you over the course of this past year. The kindness which you have shown to me and the staff will be eternally appreciated. Without your prayers and support over these months, we would not have been able to make it.
Looking back over the events of this past year reminds us of how much has been accomplished. We have been busy. I appreciate the willingness of GHAFES associates and students to be involved in ministries. From our Campus Ministry, SICE and STICS Programs, IT & Communication department, Resource Mobilization, Finance and Operations, I am proud to state that GHAFES is blessed with many willing workers who do what they do for God’s glory.
The first year of being the National Director has also been a time of learning. It’s been a time of recognizing the needs that are present, as well as developing strategies to meet those needs. The staff is learning to know the Director as he also gets to know them, especially the Director’s leadership style. I hope that it is also true that the staff and Associates are learning to trust the National Director.
I realize in the hands of the Father, sinnNewsers become saints, failures become victories, and the common is made holy. As a gifted potter fashions shapeless clay into a work of art, God can sculpt us into more than we ever imagined when we yield our lives to His gentle touch. With this in mind, I look forward to the coming year being one in which we continue to grow in our knowledge and love for one another while reaching out across the “Universe Cities” in the Country with the sole purpose of Knowing Christ and Making Him Known. Please pray that God will keep me faithful to what he has called me to be and do!
In Christ Alone,
Rev. Dr. Richard M. Gadzekpo
National Director, GHAFES.