The Living Bread Missions has been involved in community development efforts. In areas where the Church operates, we identify developmental problems and co-operate with other stakeholders to bring solutions on board. We have on occasions brought in foreign partners to suggest new ways of handling community problems – especially in the Tema Metropolis and the Ashaiman Municipal Assembly.
We have in the past organized a specialized Permaculture Seminar for farmers and farmer-based organizations under the auspices of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture in the Hohoe District of the Volta Region. Regional Directors, extension officers and farmers themselves benefitted from the collaboration with Triune Ministries from the US, Mission Resource International – US and Ghana as well as the Permaculture Institute of Ghana. The largely successful seminar answered the need for preservation of the ecology as well as increasing yields in the dominantly farming communities.
We also presented School bags in collaboration with Global Hands based in Hong Kong and BSCS, UK to support students in Second Cycle Schools. Beneficiary schools included the Akatsi Senior Secondary School in the Akatsi District of the Volta Region, the Ashaiman Secondary School in the then Tema Metropolis (now Ashaiman Municipal Assembly) in the Greater Accra Region and also, Ve Community Secondary School in the Hohoe District of the Volta Region. This project was done to encourage students grapple with developmental problems in their communities such as malaria infestation and waste management.
From time to time, we organize Medical Outreaches to some communities also to tackle essential health needs so that the people we minister to are in great health as we administer spiritual health which is our major focus in ministry. The most recent was the presentation of a delivery bed to the maternity ward of the Ashaiman Polyclinic. The Medical Director and his staff were very appreciative as the offer met a dire need where expecting mothers slept on the floor waiting for their turn to deliver babies. Alongside the offer, we organized a health walk, health screening and gave the community an opportunity to be aware of what happens to their mortal bodies. Another health outreach was organized in the Akatsi community in 2012. The Praise Assembly of the Living Bread Missions Church in Akatsi has offered to make their church premise available on a weekly basis for the screening of pregnant women.