In November 2004, Jason Rapert traveled to Ghana to conduct missions work, and, with the approval of the Conway Rotary Board, surveyed various projects for the club to sponsor.
Guided by Rev. Frederick Kyereko, Principal of the Southern Ghana Bible College, Jason located a small village that had no local access to potable water. Residents could only get water to their 2,000 residents by carrying it on their heads up a very steep incline for several hundred yards.
Rotarian Mike Pike became involved in the project and traveled with Jason to Ghana in November 2005 and participated in a ground breaking ceremony for the water project. Mike unfortunately passed away in 2006 the very morning that Jason and a mission team were returning to Ghana for the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the completed water project. After many years of planning to try and do something in Mike Pike's honor, Jason helped coordinate a very large donation made by the estate of Mike Pike's mother through Conway Rotary to build a structure in memory of Mike Pike in Ghana at an orphanage dedicated to helping young children in Ghana who have been rescued out of human trafficking situations and other desperate circumstances. This project fulfilled a dream Jason had in 2006 to allow Mike Pike's memory and love for the people of Ghana to continue on into the future. We want to give special recognition to the Conway Noon Rotary Club of Conway, Arkansas for fulfilling the vision to honor Mike Pike and live out their motto of putting "service above self". The project was funded through Touch A Life Foundation.
In November 2006, Jason made his 4th trip to Ghana traveling with a team of 6 members. While in Ghana, the Upper Town Kormantse Water Project was successfully dedicated. After 2 years of work, the water system is working - booster pump installed, water pipes laid, reservoir tanks in place, water taps connected, and finally water is running there.
In November 2007, Holy Ghost Ministries (HGM) made its 5th humanitarian mission trip to Ghana West Africa under the call of God to evangelize the world. A team of 9 people from Arkansas and Missouri made the intercontinental journey to bring hope, peace and love to the nation of Ghana and its people. We are happy to report that many were saved and God continues to place His hand upon HGM to carry out His work.
Since 2004, Jason Rapert has led 8 mission teams in total to the nation of Ghana West Africa and one small expedition to Uganda. Every HGM partner, friend, volunteer, contributor and supporter has played a part in the water projects, feeding projects, building projects, scholarships and evangelistic programs.
With God's continued help and direction, we remain committed to going wherever the Holy Spirit directs us to go. Our lives are not our own, we have been called and set apart for the work of God. May we all never cease to feel the Lord's guiding hand.
Use the Ghana navigation links to read more specifically about each Ghana trip, and thank you for your interest in what God is doing in Ghana through Holy Ghost Ministries.