"I CHOSE YOU TO GO AND BEAR FRUIT THAT ABIDES"
(St. John 15:16).
MOTTO : FAMILY EXCELLENCE
FROM: Samuel & Henrietta Kisseadoo
MINISTRY NEWS AND REPORT ON TRIP TO GHANA - May/June 1999
FROM: Samuel & Henrietta Kisseadoo
Objectives Of The Trip: Preach, teach, and evangelize nationwide, collect research data, encourage the students and faculty of my former university (KUST, Kumasi), and minister to family members.
My Pastor in the USA, Ron Johnson of Bethel Assembly of God in Hampton, Virginia, during prayer for me at the church altar before I left for the trip, saw the vision of a knife cutting through a tough leather material------ he explained that the knife represented me breaking through obstacles and achieving tremendous results that I have longed for in years. The results of the trip confirmed this.
2) I was put in a nice hotel (paid for by a ministry partner) for the first week in order to have privacy for counseling, by a church that made me conduct revival meetings for them. The results were great. On the last day the Lord led me to pray for the choir members individually, as well as other people I was led to call. Deliverance and other spiritual manifestations were great. In summary, the Pastors came to the hotel and told me "Rev. Kisseadoo, God has used you to solve some serious problems in our church which you did not know of." After my arrival in the USA the senior Pastor remarked on phone: " Your work is still bearing fruit."
The results of the radio broadcasts were so overwhelming that I will need to show anyone samples of letters
During programs I had calls on-air, and many off-air, dealing with masturbation problems, divorces, family fights, addictions, adultery, fornication, financial stresses etc. Several people traveled to the radio stations, and to the hotel where I was. On some occasions I left the radio station at midday, and had people waiting for me at home for prayer and counseling. Each morning I had to wake up around 4:30am and get to the stations to begin morning devotions at 5:30am, in addition to other programs. I usually had an average sleep of 2 to 3 hours within 24 hours. I had lost my voice by the time I was returning to the US. I had a mobile phone that kept ringing throughout the day for counseling and prayer. The official Government FM station (GRE) chased me to come and preach till I managed to go on air for them one Sunday night. I "made a mistake" and gave my mobile phone number to someone on air, and did not realize it had gone to most parts of the country. After that I had to sometimes switch off the phone to be able to pray, bath or eat, and sometimes asked God for the grace to overcome irritations from too many calls!
6) I held meetings with the Minister of the Environment for Ghana, and his Deputy, concerning environmental affairs, at his office. It was fruitful. Meetings were also scheduled with the Minister of Forestry regarding my research on Tropical Forests.
7) My mother (Margaret) was 85 on 18 June 1999, and for the first time in her life (as far as I remember), I organized a birthday party for her. I rallied all her children, grandchildren, in-laws and other family members for a birthday party which I recorded on video. Before I left to the USA she remarked "one day you will come and I will be gone." A feeling of sadness was trying to overtake me, and I told her God would give her more years. The Lord ministered to my heart suddenly for the first time in a special way, that when she leaves, she would be in a better place where I would meet her some day. I immediately cheered up in my spirit. Being the last born, I was the closest to my mother during my elementary school years when only the two of us lived together. When I was saying good bye to her, I held her two hands, faced her closely in her bedroom and prayed with her (it was hard because of our culture; my mother has never done that to me before!). Then I gave her a hug (which was still difficult to do). I was amazed by her prayers which were very profound, despite her little education.
My mother and her peers had elementary training and church exposure from the Presbyterian missionaries of Basel (Germany) and Scotland before World War II. They attended their mission schools at Aburi on the Akwapim Hills, 3 miles from our hometown Tutu. It amazes me that my mother speaks better English (even the accent and intonation) than some modern boys and girls who have been to secondary schools of the computer age!
8) I set up two management committees in the two largest cities (Accra and Kumasi) and appointed additional Directors, for our Ministry (Fruitful Ministries International). They will organize local programs (Gospel concerts, evangelistic crusades, marriage and home seminars, discipleship programs, prayer conferences etc.) and assist with our future visits, and follow-up work when we have left to the USA. A branch of our singing/evangelistic Gospel group (The Disciples) was also formed. Serving on the committees are Ministers, Medical Doctors, University Lecturers, Musicians, Graduates of other professions etc. All of them are seasoned Christian brethren, most of whom I ministered to in the past, and who could easily "catch the vision !"
9) I held Family Revival Meetings for Calvary Baptist Church in Accra (the largest Baptist church in Ghana) from 23-25 June, and the results were tremendous. Hundreds attended each night. Since too many people wanted to see me for counseling than I could cope with, I usually announced on-air for people to meet me at these meetings. After the main meeting each evening, I had a long line of people waiting for prayer and counseling.
10) I had the chance to record some of my messages which were produced for follow-up work and teaching. I treated topics like: "Differences between men and women", "How to be an excellent father", " Reasons why marriages fail", "Sex and Romance in Marriage". There are others I am getting ready for production on topics like "Conflict resolution", "Spiritual Growth" etc. Anyone wishing to obtain copies can contact me.
11) I had a chance to give a talk to the Staff Christian Fellowship of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and technology in Kumasi. It was interesting ministering to my university colleagues, seniors, and old Lecturers! I integrated scripture into university teaching and research, coupled with family life and ministry. We had a joyous and productive fellowship after which we took pictures
12) I had the chance to give a university-wide seminar on the future of science (especially Biology) and research, to both students and Professors at the University of Science and Technology in Kumasi. It was very
productive and educative. I had a meeting with the faculty of my former (Biology) Department to discuss plans for future mobilization of help for them from alumni and friends overseas.
13) Since my arrival in Virginia on 28 June, 99. I have been calling as many of the people whose numbers and addresses I obtained, as possible, and write to some of them. I do receive faxes, calls, and letters from them as well.
14) The national television (GTV) chased me for a marriage program and asked me to find a lady as a counterpart for a marriage talk show. I selected a Minister's wife, and the whole crew and cameras came to my residence in
15) As part of my academic and professional activities, I collected data on births and deaths at the 3 major cemeteries in Ghana (Two in Accra, the Capital, and one in Kumasi) as part of a Life History ecological research I am conducting with students. The results will be compared with other results in the USA. I also collected hospital data from the two major hospitals in the two cities for analysis. As part of my environmental research, I collected soil and water samples for microbial and ecological analyses. I also went round the country to take pictures for slide presentations at seminars and for classroom teaching.
I need a lot of prayers, humility, deeper Bible study, more waiting on the Lord, and good organization.We also need the support of God's people, as the Lord touches them on our behalf.
Major assignments for the summer were:
***Any checks or money orders could be sent to me, or made payable to Fruitful Ministries, designating what you want it to be used for.
Founder, President, and Executive Director, Fruitful Ministries International (FM Int'l)------the ministry that embodies all the ministerial activities of Dr. Samuel Kisseadoo since 1969 when God called him preach, teach, and sing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The present focus of the ministry is:
1) Encouraging The Establishment Of Godly Homes And Marriages Ruled By The Word Of God And Prayer.
Dr. Kisseadoo is also a Professor of Biology at Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia.
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"Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me?"-----Jer. 32: 27
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