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Dorothy Eunson Ghana Christian College

January 18, 1993

Dear Friends in Christ,

The Christmas conventions are over and second term has begun. We
have lost a few students both from financial difficulties and

academic problems. There are still plenty to keep us busy.
Even since the term began several of us have been troubled with malaria. A few had terrible colds and coughs along with it. The harmattan returned after one short, hard rain and the dry dusty air always aggravates respiratory problems.
Since late October, I have been trying to hold music classes for the church's song leaders. It has not been a success. Maybe they just aren't ready for it. When I get discouraged, I take time to enumerate all the responsibilities these same young people have
undertaken in the church and thank God for them.

Yesterday I took four people with me to visit one of the village churches. I want to do this at least once a month until furlough time. Surprise visits are a more accurate measure of a church's vigor than the pre-announced ones! After the service, we accompanied the members to a nearby village to visit and pray for a lady suffering from guinea worms in her feet. It is very painful and makes walking virtually impossible. There is a World Missions borehole in the village, but the hand pump is broken and
no one has made the effort to report it. So they drink dirty water from a stream: that's where they get
the worms.

The government brought out a new budget recently that nearly doubles the cost of gasoline and other fuels. Such a move always causes price increases in every area of life. Thousands of families are once again struggling to weather a financial shock. The floating exchange rate cushions the shock for the college and the missionaries, but not for the employees. Private school fees have nearly doubled, and good government schools have no room for elementary pupils. Pray for the parents of our staff.

At the end of the third day without electricity, I like to think
of heaven where there will be no night1

Thank you for your faithfulness and all the wonderful Christmas
cards and l e t t e r s .

(1) Pray for funds for a new campus; (2) Pray for our health; (3) Pray for peace in the several African countries torn by strife, so that Christians can be free to go and make disciples.
In Christian service.

Ghana Christian College Dorothy Eunson



Dear Friends in Christ,

An evangelist from the Western Region visited me not long ago. He told me stories of the opposition of pagan Ewes to the gospel. Actually, such behavior is common among all tribes, especially in the villages. The pagans ridicule new believers and try to
dissuade them. Believers suffer from much verbal

Good news! Miss Cara Snyder, English teacher at Dallas Christian College, will be coming to Ghsuia in July, Lord willing, to teach for a year while I sim on furlough. We are truly thankful she has agreed to come and thankful that we have a quota space for

Steve Icenogle, graduate of Johnson Bible College, is preparing to come to Ghana as soon as possible to work with Jeff and Sherrie Hostetter. His papers are with the Quota Committee now, awaiting approval for him to come on one of the spaces.

abuse in their homes, too. On the night Bro. Seth was setting up benches outdoors for New Year's preaching, some unbelievers came and were throwing the benches to one side. Seth asked them to go the police station, and they did. The first policeman was not much help, but a man higher up ordered the troublemakers to stop. The woman who was most troublesome is a very active Catholic and asked Seth why he kept preaching against all their traditional rituals and small gods when they were
allowed to do both as Catholics!

In the college, we have gotten through mid-term exams and are fast heading toward the end of the term. We have been given our schedules for third term in order to prepare syllabuses.
I've enjoyed two church visits outside of Accra since I last wrote. Our little group went to the young church at Tema by the sea. I had heeu'd on the radio the previous Friday that their water would be off for more than 48 hours. So Twyla Bright and I each took five gallons of water for them. Their attendance was low because of the water problem, but we enjoyed our fellowship with them. They now meet on a tiny open-sided veranda, but David Kalb is helping them to build the first small unit of a worship

Abeka Christian Church is conducting a five week teacher training course to prepare new Sunday School teachers. I wasn't supposed to be involved other than asking college students to do the teaching, but it didn't work out quite like that. Barbara Kalb typed the stencils, but I did some corrections, ordered the printing, and made sure the
student teachers are there as scheduled.

Last Friday afternoon I wrote a lesson on Giving in preparation for the Easter convention. Some
brotherhood leaders wanted it before their meeting concluded that evening. Our power was very low, so

I ended up typing the stencils in the bathroom! I was able to get a bit of extra light by turning on the test bulbs of the two phases that were on.
PRAYER REQUESTS; (1) Thank God for Cara Snyder's agreement to serve here in Ghana next academic year; (2) Continue to pray for funds for a new campus; (3) Continue to pray for peace in Togo and other Africsui countries. Refugees are coming
into Ghana.

Last Sunday, a few of us visited another village
church; it was the first time for me. One of our

graduates is the preacher and has done very well.
They had 70 adults in the service. In addition to the usual local languages choruses to which they clap and dance, they sang a few songs in a very specisd Ewe rhythm and very special dancing called "agbadza". It was fun to watch them; the Ewe

In Christ,

student with us sWd such music really touches their
hearts deeply. They gave us a fine lunch and then we took the preacher and six others 9 miles to the river for baptism and then home again.


VOL. 6, N0.5 APRIL, 1993

Dear Friends in Christ,

We are delighted to announce that Miss Cara Snyder, EngUsh professor at Dallas Christian College, has

agreed to come and help at the college for the next academic year while 1 am on furlough. We thank God for answered prayer. Former Ghana Christian College principal, Ron Rife, was instrumental in recruiting Cara. If all her paperwork goes through in time, she will arrive as early as July 7 to get
oriented to the country, culture and the college.

The paper of Steve Icenogle, who is coming to work with Jeff and Sherrie Hostetter, have not all been approved yet. Continue to pray that government permission will be granted for both Steve and Cara.
(Late note: Steve's visa has been approved and he will leave for Ghana on May 13.)

Two of our own graduates and two outside speakers blessed and challenged us with the task of carrying
the gospel to the unreached people and areas within Ghana.

One of our first year students is a former Muslim from Northern Ghana. He has a very outgoing

personality and frankly admits how far behind he is in knowledge ofthe Bible. He is trying hard to catch up. Since he and his wife converted to Christianity, there is no sympathy or help from his father, brothers or other family members. There is, rather, much opposition, abuse and even danger. The couple lost three children within a short time and the parents believe they were poisoned. Asecond wife (Muslims are allowed four) left the husband when he became a Christian, but he is still responsible
for the children. Since he has no job and is on a slim scholarship, they are finding it very difficult to

With American support raised by David Kalb, the Christian Churches now have their own missionary

in the north. He is a graduate who has already been there for two years under a non-denominational missions group in Ghana. His support was bare subsistence but he was doing well under the
circumstances. Now he will be able to move ahead faster.

Second term is over. For us teachers, there are papers to mark, grades to figure, and third term

syllabuses to write. Also Easter conventions to participate in. For the students the vacation includes two weeks of practical experience in the church of their choice. The same young man who worked in

Abeka Christian Church last year will repeat it this year. I feel an urgent need to sort and clear out a lot of"stuff from my house during this break since Cara Snyder will be living in this house.

The college, the local church and my co-workers honored me in various ways recently to celebrate my twenty-five years in
Ghana. The actual date will be April 12th, but Christian Adjei

wanted to do something before the students left for hohdays.

The Sunday service on March 21 was the special day. Christian over, a few people made short speeches in my honor while some

preached on Christian Service. After the regular worship was

light refreshments were served. There were also several nice gifts presented to me. In Ghana it is often the custom for the
honoree to do something for his friends. In that light, I had

bought Ghana chocolate bars for everyone present. The following Friday, the Kalbs, Brights, and Hostetters took me out for a
Chinese dinner and gave me some lovely silver jewelry with Ghanaian symbols in them. It has not always been easy, but I
wouldn't trade it for any other life.


Tim Bright will be in the U.S. from April through July to report to churches and raise more support.
He will return in time for the August short term course.

Kofi Kalb, 18, is now in Pennsylvania to find a job and be independent. He dropped out of the college here after the first term, so his parents gave him enough to get started on his own life. Please pray for
him as he makes some important choices and looks for work.

We have great expectations for it, but it costs a lot to get it launched in the business. David Kalb makes frequent trips to Takoradi (three hours one way) to help train the workers and solve some of the

Land around Accra is being bought up very quickly. Please pray that the Lord will provide more money and a good site for us SOON.

With a few others, I have started to visit other congregations once a month. Our first was a surprise visit to a village where Abeka had helped support a preacher for a while. The preacher left without informing the village church leaders, but they are doing their best with one of their own young men as the leader. It will be a struggle for them.

Our second visit provided by first opportunity to fellowship with a congregation that David Kalb had helped a student establish. That student has graduated and is working with them fulltime. There were 70 adults in the service. After the worship service, we took the preacher and six people nine miles to the river for baptism and then back again. Their offerings are very small, so that even to pay transport to the river and back would have been a large expenditure. The third and fourth visits have been to small struggling congregations in the Accra area. One meets by the sea on a veranda. David Kalb is helping them to build a small worship auditorium. The last visit was just yesterday. They meet in one room of a school that also houses seven other churches! Their room is small, hot, and smells strongly of urine. They are going to need financial help to even secure land within the city for a building. This last visit replaced one which has been postponed. It was to be a teaching visit to a fishing village. Since the catch was bad in their own locale, most of them have temporarily migrated along the coast. When they come back home, we'll go and teach.

(1) Praise God for the planned one-year stay of Cara Snyder. (2) Pray for the approval of visa for Cara.
(3) Pray for funds to purchase land for a new campus. (4) Pray for oiu: health, wisdom and time management and spiritual maturity in all of our work.

In His service,

Dorothy Eunson





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Dorothy Eunson Ghana Christian College April 13, 1993

Dear Friends in Christ,

Good news again this month: Steve Icenogle has been approved by the Quota Committee of the government to come and work with Jeff Hostetter. He will be coming on May 13.

Once each term at college we have an all-music chapel. The one in March was a special delight. We had one song in each language represented in the college. That was my intention, but I forgot threei We did, however, have nine songs including English. Some were by two or three people and others were sung by larger groups. Three of the languages were Liberian. Two of the Ghanaian songs were accompanied by special dances. To represent English, I sang, "Were you There" - because it was nearing Easter and because it is a spiritual. The variety of style and rhythm was wonderful, though all were Christian songs. I'm sorry that

printed words cannot adequately portray the joy of that service.

Yesterday, 12 April, was the real Anniversary Day of my being in Ghana 25 years. As I mentioned in the general newsletter, the college and the missionaries honored me earlier before school let
out and because we knew we'd be coming home from the Easter

convention yesterday. Thank you all who sent cards, notes and
gifts to mark this milestone in my life.
For the convention we were at Akwatia, the diamond town. The host

church was not allowed to dig pit latrines for the convention
because the diamonds are often very close to the surface!

At least 300 people were at the convention.

Apart from the fact

that at the last minute the raining company refused to let us stay in the school we had planned on. The preacher of the host church

searched desperately for two days to find enough places for the people to stay. Our ladies from Abeka and three other groups stayed in an unfinished house - rough cement floors and no doors or windows. But they managed, i prepared ray food there and stayed
there in between sessions, but at night I went to sleep in an inexpensive hotel. The conventioneers get up at 4:30 a.m. for

prayer meetings. If I don't get ray sleep, I become so exhausted
I'm useless.

We had excellent teaching sessions by three main language groups in the mornings. One afternoon there was a youth Bible Quiz. Evenings were devoted to evangelistic services under a palm branch shed in the town. They had hired a gospel band to accompany the music, so the singing and dancing were greatly enjoyed by everyone. The evening sermons were delivered only in the language of the town (Twi) instead of being interpreted

twice, so the service moved right along.

The Christians have great pleasure in being together, getting to
know people from the other congregations, seeing a new town, coping with daily living together and praising the Lord together. And I mean TOGETHER. When you see six husky girls crowded onto three straw mats for an afternoon nap, you would understand. Or see 4 or 5 different groups in turn heating up their leftover stew on the same kerosene burner to keep it from spoiling until the next meal. Or watch six young men riding the pickup truck to
fill and lift two 48 gal. drums of water and take them to the houses where convention-goers are staying.

One young man from Tema is crippled and moves mainly on hands and knees, he is very free and independent to travel that way, but for the evening services we picked him up in the pickup and took
him "home" afterwards.

I could write a whole newsletter just about this convention. I enjoyed i t thoroughly. The young man who helps me one day a week in the house knows how to drive well enough to carry out the water-distribution work and other errands with the truck by himself. This was a big relief to me. I was a little apprehensive about staying the whole four days. But I asked God for health and strength and he answered generously. It really recharged me!

(1) Thanksgiving that Steve Icenogle has government approval to come to Ghana. (2) Pray that Cara Snyder will also gain approval. (3) Give thanks for a wonderful convention. (4) Pray for funds to be forthcoming to buy property for a new campus. (5) Pray for Barbara Kalb who is leaving for the states tonight to see her dying father and to attend the funeral.
Joyously in Christ,

Ghana Christian College
Accra N, Ghana

May 18, 1993

Dear Friends in Christ, Praise the Lord again for good news. A quota space for Cara Snyder has been granted by the Ghana government. She is making good progress on support-raising and hopes to arrive here July 7.

She has also agreed to teach Christian Education during the August short term course. That will relieve me as I make preparations for coming home the end of that month. Steve Icenogle arrived in Ghana on Friday, May 14. He is still in Accra taking care of business but will proceed to Sunyani

Sometimes our love for our families demands unexpected trips
home. Barbara Kalb has just come back to Ghana after a trip home for her father's funeral. She was a big comfort to her mother
after the other children went home to their own families. Now

Jeff Hostetter is going to the U.S. to try to help and comfort
his father, who served here in Ghana from 1967 to 1976. He is in

pain, can no longer walk, and is very depressed. Please orav for

Only 3 1/2 months t i l l furlough time. Please think and plan when I can come and visit you. I expect to be in Florida from about October 1 until after Easter of 1994. Some of you have written already, and I appreciate that. You may write to me here in Ghana, or to Barbara Barkes in Tennessee with your requests.

Our third term opened 26 April and is proceeding smoothly, other than our occasional blackouts. I had hoped to cut down on activities a bit after Easter to do some necessary preparations for Cara and for coming home. Instead, this week I began teaching a Thursday night Bible study and a twice monthly hymn practice for the choir. They are important opportunities, so I iust prav
for strength to do i t a l l .

Two church visits outside of Accra have been enjoyable. One was a first visit to a fairly new village congregation. There were
about 35 adults there. My young friend Kwame demonstrated to a local young man how to conduct Sunday School for the children. A

student who accompanied us preached the sermon. I was happy, too, to meet two local men who are studying their Bibles and preaching the best they can without training. They gave us a nice dinner but promised to feed us lobster if we will come back again.
The second visit was to dear friends in Tema, our port city. They have a brand new roof under which they hold their services. David

Kalb helped them with that to replace the small veranda they met on previously. After the sermon they asked me to give them a few
tips on how to improve their song service.

We thought we were making progress on finding a piece of land, but found out that it is a government-designated "green belt" that is not to be developed. So the search continues for a new
campus. Please pray for us that the Lord will lead us to the right place.

Two of our faculty have lost close family members recently. This means big sorrow, and big expenditure of time and money. Prav for
them, too.

Praise God for his faithfulness demonstrated through you.
In Christ,








Contact me as soon as possible for speaking dates and we can get you on her calendar. This will save her writing many letters and making many phone calls after she arrvies in the states. My phone number is (615) 543-8228. back if I'm not at home.) (Leave number and I will call

My address is 662 Golf Course Drive Elizabethton, TN 37643 Thank you for helping promptly.
In Christian service,

Barbara Barkes, forwarding agent

21 June,


Dorothy Eunson

Ghana Christian College

Dear Friends in Christ,

The last month has been fully occupied with school work, Bible study preparation, and more school work. There were often one, two, or three young men from the church also studying for various school exams. My house is much quieter than most compound houses where a youth will not have a room of his own. This past weekend was a small breathing space before the last headlong rush before graduation. The survey of the New Testament letters that I am teaching on Thursday nights is going well. For Corinthians and Romans I wrote scenarios for skits and the young people worked them up and presented them. It was a lot of fun and livened the study, but it also took time, so we have had to stop that for a while. The skits used the actual names and situations presented in the letters to show why they were written. Two of our five classes were conducted in lamplight as our power situation is still very

The youth in the choir are learning the hymns very fast, so they are a joy to teach. Mostly we are helping them to catch up to the long term members, but they are also learning some brand new

Four of us have worked three Monday mornings on the college budget for the new fiscal year that begins August 1. We had no increase to give this year, so all we had to work with was the increase in local currency that camQ from its devaluation against the dollar. We have warned the Ghanaians for years that this point was coming. At least they were willing to add a small stationery fee for the students next year to help raise income here in Ghana. Prices for food and transport have shot up ever since the government's new budget raised fuel prices in January. Once again i t is the poorest people who hurt the most.

Principal Christian Adjei has spent hours contacting chiefs, surveyors and other officials who might help us locate land. Sometimes he spends hours just waiting to see someone. He is now on the track of a new site, but it isn't definite yet. He himself has just gone to bed with malaria and a severe cold. David Kalb
is also suffering from stress-related illnesses.
Sherrie Hostetter and the children followed Jeff to the U.S.

Sherrie had a case of malaria that was not responding to
treatment. Jessica was also i l l and Jeremiah needs his tonsils

out. We have learned that Sherrie is now well, but Dick Hostetter, Jeff's Dad, is not doing well.

Yesterday I drove the husband and wife who started the church in

the village of Mayera to visit the church at Berganor, a fishing village. Mr. and Mrs. Boafo taught on Christian marriage. It was their first experience teaching outside their own congregation, and they did well. It is a joy to see people growing in the Lord
and now able to teach others. Kwame Amevor, ray frequent travel companion, was also with us. He had his twenty-eighth birthday in early June. Their cement block church has only a sand floor. The
children lie right on the sand behind the benches without even a

cloth under them to sleep when they are tired. The building is about two-thirds roofed. The rice and stew they gave us
afterwards had delicious smoked fish in i t . We ladies suffered

some mosquito bites on the ankles while we ate on the verandah.

That is unusual in the daytime. The folks gave us some fresh
coconuts and smoked fish to bring home with us.

My plane flight out of Accra is booked for August 25, arriving in Philadelphia August 26. Brian Jennings has booked his return to Ghana from England for November 30. His struggle for support has been difficult because he had to support himself by substitute
teaching at the same time. GIVE THANKS FOR: my health and strength and all the opportunities
I have for service.


the health of Dick Hostetter and the Hostetter

children; Christian Adjei's and David Kalb's health; the college's search for land and the money to buy it. I am looking forward to seeing all of you again, even though most of the visits are all too brief to let me enjoy your fellowship
as I do the brethren here.
to do t h a t .

In heaven, we'll have much more chance

Love in Christ,


Hz ^73


VOL. 6, NO. 6

AUGUST, 1993

Dear Friends In Christ,

Thieves came a week ago in the night and took the two righthand tail- and parking- light assemblies off my truck. The front one was less than six feet from my head where I was sleeping in the bedroom, but I didn't hear a thing. Sometimes having a dog and a watchman doesn't help. As my friends say, be glad they didn't bother me personally.

Over 1400 people attended our twenty=seventh graduation. Less than half could get inside the outside hall we rented. Here, a personal invitation is treated like a privilege and whole busloads came from the churches where students have helped. The faculty and degree graduates wore traditional black academic robes. The diploma graduates wore their brilliant handwoven Kente cloths (borrowed), and the short term course graduates wore suits. The hall itself was decorated with colorful pennants and the speakers

table was draped in Kente cloth also. When we all lined up for the
processional, it was indeed an impressive sight. We started on time - a minor miracle in Ghana- and everything went

smoothly. The only small snag was that I forgot to take any containers for ushers to use in taking an offering. Someone quickly sent out for plastic shopping bags, and the problem was solved. Congregational songs, specials sung by the school choir and a visiting gospel band, speeches by the top
students in each class, an excellent message by a graduate of twenty years ago, and Bible reading quickly passed by. The climax, of course, was the

handing out of the degrees, diplomas and certificates. Cameras flashed regularly and the audience clapped, cheered and waved handkerchiefs. Every graduate was given either a Strong's concordance or a Christian
Minister's Manual.

Dorothy and Diploma Graduate

After the recessional, the well-wishers scattered over the big lawn for more

chatter and pictures. Several of the graduates provided refreshments for their own group.

We missionaries celebrated by going out to eat later at a restaurant. We called it "research" in preparation for a conference
of West African Christian Church missionaries next April here in Accra.

Steve Icenogle, a 11992 graduate of Johnson Bible College, arrived on May 14 to work with Jeff and Sherrie Hostetter in Sunyani. Cara has taught English at Dallas Christian College for several years and is on loan to us for one year to supply much-needed help while I am on furlough. She is getting acquainted with us and the country. Her teaching begins the
second week in August with the short term program. We are happy to welcome both of them.

The Easter convention was held at Akwatia, a diamond-mining town. We were not allowed to dig pit latrines lest we uncover

unauthorized booty. One the other hand, during an afternoon tropical deluge, we stood under a school shelter and watched big husky men bagging dirt and gravel from a pit and hurrying it away into hiding where they could wash it at their leisure. When the rain stopped, many more citizens were walking around with their heads down, scanning the ground for diamonds.

The real jewels were the twenty-one persons who responded to the invitation over the three evenings ofgospel preaching. Time and space will not permit meto give all the details ofthe convention, but Ienjoyed myself more than I havefor several years. Conventions cost people a lot of money, but it's one of the forces which bind the brotherhood together in love. Back in school, regular teaching duties were interspersed with meetings - faculty committees, budget committee, semi annual board meting, and Ross World-Mission Fund. I'm just thankful I'm not on any active Brotherhood committees. After graduation, ittook me a week and a half to finish all marking and grades. That was even with two helpers assisting!

The very week after graduation we spent two days giving tests and interviews. So far we have accepted thirty-three new students. Once again we are faced with the challenge of providing space. We may rent a local "hall and chamber unit" for
some of them. LAND

The principal and others are still following up various possibilities, butthe Lord has not made clear yet one that meets all requirements. However, he has given is greatencouragement through a generous gift to help with the purchase. We thank

Him and trust Him for the hundreds of thousands that we will need in the next ten years to build a campus.


At one point 1 had a plan to slow down in some activities after Easter, so I could make preparations for furlough. Instead I added a twice-a-month hymn practice with the choir and a Survey of New Testament Letters for Thursday night Bible Study at church. I've enjoyed both but will be glad to stop in about two weeks. I have to clean up the house sometime before Cara
moves in.

Each month from April through July, visited a church outside of Accra with one or more friends. We pray that we encourage
those whom we visit. TWO TIMOTHIES

Two young men from Abeka are active in teaching Sunday School, leading song sen/ice, leading prayer meeting, and one of them spends many hours preparing materials for the other teachers to use. Now these two, Kwame and Adolph, are going to the village of Mayera twice a week to teach some people who are still young in the faith. They are also going to help lead
songs once in a while at the Mayera church to encourage folks there. Kwame and Adolph are not preachers, but they are servants of the Lord. The churches will miss them a lot when they go to another district for a year of "national service" that precedes university or other professional training. I'll miss them too, but I'll be in the U.S. on furlough.

Since I expect to land at Philadelphia airport on August 26, you may be reading this after I am on U.S. soil. The Lord willing, I'll be in Orlando by October 1 at 952 Soria Avenue, 32807. I can always be reached through First Christian Church in Orlando, too. My first month home I'll be at my mother's at 247 W. Anthony Ave., Bloomsburg, PA 17815 (717/784-3259).

Thanksgiving: for my good health; for the gift for the land; forCara's arrival; for the wonderful graduation; for thirty-three new students already accepted for September; for David Kalb's recovery (it seems he had typhoid fever). Petitions: improved health for Jeff Hostetter's Dad and for Sherrie (she has typhoid fever) so they can return to Ghana soon; a good plot of land for a reasonable price; acquisition of a car for my use during furlough; God's help in arranging speaking


Thanks for your prayer and financial support during this, my sixth term in Ghana, In His Service, Dorothy





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Ghana Christian College Dorothy Eunson
952 Soria Avenue

Orlando, Fl 32807

September 13, 1993

Dear Friends in Christ,

Greetings from Pennsylvania. I have been here with my mother for about 2 1/2 weeks after a smooth trip home from Ghana. Relaxation has been the main order of the day, but some wori^ on a slide program, a little shopping, and a short trip to pick up a car that my sister and brother-in-law have given me to use this year have also been accomplished. The use of the car is an answer to prayer. The Bloomsburg church has given me an opportunity
to report on the work in Ghana, and I have one more in the area before I head South. The above address is
where I will be from October first onward. LIBRARY WORK AT LAST

While the other teachers were busy with the short temi program in August, I spent two good weeks in the library. Various helpers were available from time to time, and I deliberately squashed my perfectionism and tried to get as many books shelf-ready as possible. Things in the library office were finally left neat and fairiy well-organized for someone else to use in my absence. This work was made possible by Cara Snyder's willingness to teach
Christian Education to the short termers.


In the Thursday night Bible studies I had been emphasizing the importance of visits, prayers, and offerings flowing between sister congregations. On August 15, three young men who had been in class accompanied me on a visit to the young church where the Easter convention had been held. We had been praying for them but wanted to see for ourselves how they were doing. There were about 25 grownups present. They had a good spirit and seemed to enjoy our visit. The preacher had just recently gotten a place of his own. He had been staying with another family for neariy a year.

Two of the young people in the church had a "church blessing" of their marriage on August 29 in the Sunday moming service. The bride wore a beautiful white dress and the church was nicely decorated by the Women's Fellowship. After an appropriate sermon, the vows were said. Then the whole church shared communion. After the service, the bride and groom served simple refreshments. It was a simpler and less expensive way of getting married than having a "wedding" on another day.

Patrick and Heather Cline and their baby arrived in Ghana September 10 to wori^ with Jeff and Sheme Hostetter and Steve Icenogle. Heather is Jeffs sister. All the Hostetters are back in Ghana, so missionary population of Ghana Christian College is larger than it has been for many years.

Thanksgiving: for my safe trip home; for David Kalb's improved health; for the safe arrival of the Clines; for the retum to Ghana of the Hostetter family. Requests: for safe travel for me and good response from Christians this year to the needs of Ghana; for a good first term of Ghana Christian College (reopened September 13); for the acquisition of the right piece of property for re-looation of the campus; that the college may be productive.

Gratefully yours,

Ghana Christian College Dorothy Eunson
952 Soria Avenue

Orlando, FL 32807 October 13, 1993

Dear Friends in Christ,

Leaving Pennsylvania on September 23, I drove South, reaching Orlando by October 1, enjoying three visits along the way. There were two opportunities to report on Ghana Christian College. Now I am "at home"
with Pat Metz and "in the office" a t First Christian Church.


Even though i t was a last minute application, the location I was given at our State Convention for a display was excellent. Sharing a motel room with three women from the church here was lots of fun, and i t was spiritual food for me to be in the worship services and workshops with over a thousand fellow-believers. It was a delight to hug and greet
dozens of friends from a l l over the state.

Bro. Bill Jones, Missions Chairman here at First Christian Church in

Orlando for more than 20 years, passed away the same day we returned from the convention. Bill was a man of gentle and guiet spirit and will be greatly missed. I was much aware of his absence the following Sunday evening when I gave my first report since my return to this, my living
link church.

The most persistent report is an old, old story. There was a lot of it for both students turned off between 6 p.m. and

that of poor water and electricity. It's no water for 15 days, so my truck carried and faculty. The refrigerators must be 8 a.m.

In spite of the living conditions, the work goes on. There is another record-breaking enrollment of about 85. Praise the Lord.
Three visitors from America have encouraged the faculty and observed the work. One of those is a representative of a groups that provides four scholarships for needy students.

(1) Thanksgiving for safe travel to orlando. (2) Request strength for Sherrie Hostetter. Malaria parasites are in her liver so she is subject to recurrences for 5 to 7 years. (3) Request for safe travel for me. (4) Request for provision of the right property for re-location of the
Ghana Christian College campus.
In Christ,



Dorothy Eunson
952 Soria Avenue

Orlando, FL 32807 November 18, 1993

Dear Friends in Christ,


churches since my last letter.

It has been my privilege to speak in eight

One was the

Hessville church in Hammond, Indiana (I flew up there) and the rest were here in Florida.

It is very refreshing to be welcomed by Christian brethren and encouraged on the way.
In Florida the journeys have taken me as far south as Ft. Myers and as far north as Tallahassee. There was some unwanted excitement at the Capital City church caused by an attempted car-jacking and personal robbery in the church parking lot during choir practice which followed the evening service. I was still chat ting with people in the vestibule. Thank God the delinquents were unsuccessful
and no one was hurt.

Some of my medical tests are over; the reports are good so far.

A good report from

the dentist was also received with thanksgiving. A renewed Florida driver's license is good till 1999 if Jesus doesn't come first. Have you ever stopped to think how

important a current U. S. driver's license is to missionaries coming home after
three or four years? A special offer at Sears indoced me to have a new picture


If it's flattering, you may see one; if it's not, I may just hide it!

Whenever travels permit, I enjoy helping in the preschool here at First Christian,

Orlando one morning a week, I am also plugging away at the tedious editing of the Bible lessons written by the Christian Education students in Ghana. Taking day
trips with the Young at Heart group is an occasional treat.

George and Bill Clark, preacher brothers from Tennessee, were two of the visitors to the college mentioned briefly last month. They held leadership seminars for the Christian churches in three different areas. In conjunction with the seminar and
preaching in Takoradi, there were 25 baptisms.

(1) Thanksgiving for all God's innumerable blessings.

(2) Petition for a healthy

pregnancy and safe delivery for Sis. Jemima, an ex-Muslim in northern Ghana. "Her sister said Jemima would never bear another living child because she has converted to Christ.

(3) Petition for the right property for the college, according to God's will and

May God strengthen and bless all of you. In His Service,


Dorothy Eunson
952 Soria Avenue

Orlando, FL 32807 December 16, 1993

Dear Friends in Christ,

From the minutes of the annual board meeting
college in Ghana, I learned that a 30 acre plot has been selected for the future

has been made.

We had previously looked at three different sites but none seemed

relocation of the college, and a down payment

to be the right place.

Since the new plot is about 3 miles from the University of

Ghana, it is not too far from water and electricity supplies. It is on the northern outskirts of the city, about 8 miles from our present location. Thank you

for your prayers. Please continue to pray for the finalization of the legal papers and for the BIG JOB of building a new campus over the next ten years.

Another letter described in more detail the leadership seminars and evangelistic meetings led by George and Bill Clark in Sept/Oct. In addition to the 25 baptisms already reported, there were 19 other people in two locations who gave their lives to the Lord. Two of the six who came forward in the village of Agbekope were very
old ladies. One of them brought her charms from her 1u1u practices which were destroyed before her baptism. Praise the Lord.

Brian returned from his furlough in England on December 3rd.

He is very pleased

that the British churches have met the additional financial needs to allow him to return to the faculty in Ghana.

It was my privilege to speak seven times in four Florida churches since the last


The Christian Education lesson editing is proceeding slowly.

(1) Thanksgiving for safe travel, even at night with only the Lord as my companion. (2) Thanksgiving for a pleasant holiday with relatives in Bradenton. (3) Continued
petition for Sis, Jemima, the former Muslim, for a healthy baby. (4) Petition for

health and strength for all the missionaries as they balance college and church work.
In His service,

Dorothy Euns^