David Opuku: Returning to Ghana to Spread the Gospel

Season: 1
Episode: 23
In the exciting conclusion of David’s story, we learn about his conversion to his becoming a missionary to his home country. He traded the American dream for his calling and is now over a thriving ministry in his home country. With over 60,000 people in Ghana saved so far, David is shifting his focus towards discipleship.
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David Opuku: Returning to Ghana to Spread the Gospel
Immediately after realizing his purpose was to take the gospel back to Ghana, David jumped on a flight during a break at school and got a speaking engagement at his high school where he was kicked out of a student. He prepared his talk on the plane on the way over, but as soon as he started speaking, he felt the Holy Spirit take over. He gave a gospel presentation, and 300 out of 1500 students said they wanted to give their lives to Christ.

One week later, he got an opportunity to speak at a Catholic school. He was just supposed to give a motivational speech and had about 15 minutes to talk. At around 7 minutes in, he felt the Holy Spirit tell him he was not a motivational speaker, and he used the remaining time to share the Gospel. Six hundred eighty students decided to give their lives to Christ. With tears in his eyes, he realized he had found his calling.

After returning from his trip back to Ghana, he felt discontentment about his life in America that he knew he was called to be a missionary. He knew he needed to get back and preach the Gospel to students who were living just like he was living before Jesus changed his life.

After years of ministry in Ghana, this one man who came to the US and received the Gospel has gone back to his home country of Ghana and the seed that was planted in him has produced over 60,000 people in Ghana calling Jesus Lord.

But after seeing so many decisions, he felt like God was calling him to get involved in discipleship. For many, the decision to follow is easy, but discipleship is a harder journey. So he set out to this task.

Pastor Kevin and David discuss why there is no one better to share the Gospel with people than people who are similar to them. Walmart went to Germany to set up Walmart, and it didn’t work? Why? They did it the American way. The moral of that business case is that they should have relied more on the locals.

You’ve been blessed to be a blessing. The proper response to the Gospel is generosity. We have an opportunity to respond in love and grace the same way God has treated us.

“You cannot tell how many oranges are going to come out of one seed.” – David Opoku

“Returning to Ghana with the Gospel” is part one of a two-part series. If you missed part 1, be sure to listen to it!
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