Thank you for interceding with us this week for David Hayfron in Ghana.
Located along the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa, Ghana is home to an estimated 31 million people. According to a 2010 census, 71% of Ghanaians are Christians, 18% are Muslims, 5% practice traditional religions, and 5% are religiously unaffiliated. Ghana is known for its rich mineral reserves and diverse geography, ranging from tropical rainforests to grassy savannahs. Like other countries in the region, Ghana is weathering a second wave of COVID-19 infections and seeks to obtain 17.6 million vaccine doses before July.
David is pursuing a PhD in Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary. His research examines herbal healing in Ghana and its missiological impact, especially in relation to faith healing practices. David and his wife Sheila have five children: David Ato (13), El-Yadah (12), Elliot Corey (9), Michael Ntumy (6), and Sheila Ewua Efua (1).
David shares the following message:
To the ScholarLeaders Family,
My name is David Nyansah Hayfron, an ordained minister in the Church of Pentecost in Ghana. I am a second-year PhD student at Fuller Theological Seminary, currently residing in Accra, Ghana with my wife and five kids.
I ask you to join me in offering a prayer of thanksgiving to God, who has been very gracious to Ghana as a nation in a time like this. Although the COVID-19 infections affected over 63,000 Ghanaians, about 98% have recovered. Most of those still presenting as positive are also asymptomatic.
In December, we had the most keenly contested presidential election in our history, but God has sustained Ghana and granted us peace. Please thank God with us.
Doing academic work while managing family and church responsibilities brings enormous challenges. Please pray for me to excel academically to God’s glory.