Peoples of Ghana

In mid-October, the Volta region of southeastern Ghana experienced unprecedented flooding. This was a result of excessive rains to the north, causing higher-than-normal levels of water in Lake Volta. It was decided that in order to keep the Aksosombo Dam from overflowing or rupturing, they would release some of the water and pressure. People in nearby areas saw a rapid rise of water, and some homes were flooded and destroyed in as little as 10 minutes. More than 20,000 people have been displaced, and most of those have lost their homes as well as livelihoods, such as fields ripe with crops or vehicles used for transport and deliveries. Please pray for these families who have experienced these traumatic losses and are now in temporary displacement camps. Pray that diseases will not begin to spread due to the contamination from latrines, cemeteries, and trash dumps. Ask the Lord to give wisdom to the Ghana Baptist Convention Relief Agency leaders as they work with other organizations to meet the physical and emotional needs of the many displaced flood victims and share the hope of the gospel with them.