I am so grateful for the priority that Asbury Church places on the missional component of the Gospel. We believe that the local church is called to heed the directive of Jesus (Acts 1:8) to be on mission locally, regionally, globally and to those who could easily be ignored.
We have a holistic approach to our missions’ efforts. Even as Jesus ministered to the whole person so we recognize the importance of meeting basic human needs as a necessary component of sharing the salvation found in Jesus Christ. One shining example of this is the work of Mary Kay Jackson in Ghana.
Since 2006, Mary Kay has been on mission in Accra, Ghana. An engineer by trade from Atlanta, Georgia, she came to Ghana to work with the Methodist Development Relief Services and Pure Home Water Ministry to focus on bringing potable water to the rural poor of Ghana. Asbury has partnered with Mary Kay since 2012 and each year we send a team to Ghana. (Click here to find out about our next trip to Ghana.)
With support and donations of aluminum cans through our Can Recycling Ministry, Asbury has been able to purchase water filters, fund boreholes to provide clean water to hospitals in remote Ghanaian villages, and purchase a solar panel to provide electricity to refrigerate medicine. To date, Mary Kay and her team have distributed 25,000 filters in 150 villages throughout Ghana.
Through this ministry of meeting the core human need of clean water, human health is improved, the church is growing and Christ is glorified. Thank you so much Mary Kay! It is an honor to partner with you.