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Thank you and Happy New Year from Ghana


Dear Friends at St. Mary’s

Happy New Year from Ghana! I hope you are doing well and surviving winter. At present I am sitting in Tamale airport awaiting a delayed flight.  The flight is delayed because of poor visibility from the extremely heavy Harmattan (the dust that blows in off the Sahara at this time of the year). It looks like a very foggy day that moment but it is bone dry and a thin layer of dust blankets everything.

Thank you for your ongoing interest, prayer and financial support for our ministry here in Ghana. We are doing well and have enjoyed a really good Christmas season together as a family. I arrived back in Ghana from Dad’s funeral about 90 minutes before the boys arrived from Niger. We headed off to the beach the next day for 4 days and really enjoyed relaxing and catching up together as a family. Once we were back in Accra we had a few different Christmas events but all in all we had a nice relaxing Christmas season. Andrea is doing well and enjoying her personnel role as well as her work at the street kids centre. Kieran has applied to University of Waterloo, Laurier and Guelph for International Development Studies. We’ll see what doors open for him.

I did not get home to see Dad before he passed away but we had a really nice memorial service and I feel very honoured to see the legacy he left.

Life has ‘restarted’ again after the Christmas break.  I have been in Tamale attending our partner church pastors and leaders conference.  Very pleased with the teaching they received this year. Living and working in Accra where there are many Christians means that much of my ministry focus in Accra is on mobilizing the Ghanaian church for mission. The expansionist view of mission is a real challenge but ‘small small’ we will move forward. 

Thank you so much for your generous gift sent to SIM on our behalf. We really appreciate your continued involvement and interest in us. We look forward to being with you in June.


Phil for all of us.

Phil Bauman

SIM Ghana Director




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