One of the things we always do is to do a feasibility study of the area. Doing our investigation, we were told that our deal is about house for dark spirits. We were warned that it is a place we should not go if we are not ready because they will fight us spiritually. However, we trusted that the Lord will lead us and change lives even in a place like our Awadiokome.
The name Awadiokome in English means Island of the Warriors, located on the Volta River in the central Tongu traditional area. This island was first settled over 300 years ago. The Island is tucked away on the river with little interaction with the mainland. The island has a population of about 532 people of which 116 are students and majority of the adults engage in farming and fishing. Palm nut is their main agricultural product. Many of the kids in the village help their parent in the farming and fishing activities after school.
We spent 3 days on the Volta River and on the last day, we had a very powerful service in the main square of the village. Many people gave their lives to Christ that day. One of the most impactful moments was when the chief of the village and head sharman (custodian of the shrine of the island) allowed us to pray with and for them. Though they did not give their lives to Christ at that moment, we believe that a seed was sawn!