Danso is a 32-year-old man residing in Northern Ghana. Danso comes from the Dagomba people group, whose population is about million and predominantly Muslim.
Danso accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior about three years ago through the ministry of our Church Planter in the area Danso was living in at the time. Danso was a Muslim and non-literate before he heard about Christ, but by the grace of God, he went through the functional literacy classes which the Church Planter organizes for converts. This program has enabled Danso to read the Bible in his mother tongue, Dagbani.
Danso’s mother, who was living in another community, had hired thugs to beat him up and to destroy his property because of his commitment to Christ. Not knowing this, one-morning Danso was attacked by these thugs without any provocation. They beat him up and destroyed everything they could lay hands-on; they set fire to his Bible, clothing, and food.
At the time of the incident, Xorlali, his wife, had gone to visit a relative in a nearby community. Xorlali hadn’t committed her life to the Lord. She came back home to see her battered husband in anguish and was astonished by what had happened to her him.
The couple later discovered that Danso’s mother sponsored the attack because of his faith in Jesus Christ. Xorlali remarked that if people of a religion like Islam could be that cruel, then she will not hesitate to join the faith of her husband. Thus, Xorlali became a follower of Christ as a result of the maltreatment meted out to her husband.
“The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.”
Even though Danso did not die in the process but in the case, this couple, it could be said that “the blows received by Danso has become the open door for the salvation of Xorlali.”
- Thank the Lord for glorifying his name even in periods of disappointments and opposition.
- Pray Danso and Xorlali’s bond of love will be strengthened as they journey through their faith in Christ.
- Pray for courage for GHCO field staff.
- Pray the staff will be bold to minister in the face of opposition and other challenges of ministry.
Names have been changed and his face was blurred for security.