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Charlotte-based Father's House International Ghana on mission to Tegbi Ghana

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Today, a mission team from Father's House Ghana www.fathershouseghana.com, is on its way to the West African nation of Ghana. Father's House International, Ghana is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Charlotte, North Carolina. It's founder is Matthew Garrett. According to their website:

"Father's House International is dedicated to helping the homeless, jobless, and desperate children without much hope all around the world."

Father's House began with a chance meeting with a Ghanaian pastor, David Banini, at a conference in Canada. Through subsequent contact with pastor Banini, Garrett felt God calling him to work in Africa. Beginning with an orphanage, Father's house has grown into a mission to help the homeless, jobless, hungry, and uneducated of this Volta Region Ghanian village.

The orphanage is located on a 5 acre ocean-front plot in Tegbi, Ghana. Tegbi a small, poor, primarily fishing village. For those with Google Earth or similar satellite mapping software, the geographical coordinates for Tegbi, Ghana are 5° 51' 0" North, 0° 59' 0" East.

Ghana is a land rich in natural resources. Ghana has both gold and oil, however, the economy relies heavily upon agriculture for exports. They also export, cocoa, timber, tuna, bauxite, aluminium, manganese ore, diamonds. According to the CIA World Factbook, Ghana’s economy consists of

agriculture: 56%

industry: 15%

services: 29% (2005 est.)

The nation’s population is 24,339,838. People under 16 years of age comprise 37% of the total population. And Ghana’s population is growing. Interestingly, it has a net immigration rate of of only -0.61 --- people are not leaving Ghana in droves for opportunities elsewhere. Ghana is a proud and optimistic nation.

In addition to the orphanage, Father’s House has a feeding program, bible studies. Want to view some photos Tegbi?Want to find out how to help? Visit Father’s House Internationals Facebook page

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