The most unreached people group in northern Ghana is the Dagomba tribe with a population of more than 4 million, which is up to 95% Muslim. Very few Dagomba can read and write, so most cannot be reached through literature. But almost every Dagomba has access to a battery-operated radio, even in the villages without electricity.
In recent years, an increasing number of mosques have been constructed, as Saudi Arabia and Iran vie for influence in the region. Every year, 280 new mosques are financed by Iran and Saudi Arabia. Islamic organizations offer free benefits to non-Muslims like medical care, education scholarships, and food in order to win the hearts of Ghanaians for Allah.
COH is meeting the needs of targeted communities, particularly the marginalized and poverty stricken, seeking to help rural villagers become self-supporting and sustaining. Literature, correspondence Bible courses, church planting in Muslim communities, training evangelists, personal follow-up visits, literacy instruction, relief assistance, medical care, and the goat project meet physical and spiritual needs—pointing Muslims to Jesus Christ.
In the mid 1980s, Call of Hope began literature work and agricultural evangelism efforts in Ghana. COH interacts with tens of thousands of Ghanaians, most of them Muslims in northern Ghana. Work is established in four districts: Tamale, Yendi, Gushiegu-Karaga, and Tolon. In partnership with the Bible Church of Africa (BCA), 45 Evangelical Churches have been established in Dagbon. COH works with more than 60 farmer evangelists in three districts in northern Ghana, who teach agriculture to rural people and share the Gospel in these Muslim villages.
- Thousands of pieces of literature go out weekly to Muslims asking questions about Christ.
- 1.8 million listeners tune in to Gospel radio broadcasts
- 25 Muslims families have come to faith in Christ thru the goat project since it started in Ghana in 2002.
- 45 Evangelical Churches were planted in Dagbon.
- 50 farmer evangelists teach agricultural and share the Gospel in Muslim villages in three districts in northern Ghana.
The Goat Project
The Call of Hope “Goat Project” provides a female goat to Christian families. When the goat produces offspring, they can be sold at market and the proceeds can be used for school fees and other necessary items for the children to receive their education.
Since its inception, over 10,000 goats have been provided to vulnerable children and their families in Ghana and Nigeria. Once neighboring Muslims witnessed the success of the program, they began asking for goats as well. Call of Hope then began including Muslim children in the program, which offered the unique opportunity to share the love and Gospel of Jesus Christ.
FOR JUST $60 USD, YOU CAN MIGHTILY BLESS A POOR FAMILY IN WEST AFRICA AND BUILD A BRIDGE TO REACHING THEM WITH THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST!
After years of persevering prayer, in 2009 a local radio station began broadcasting Call of Hope's radio programs to the entire Dagomba region of northern Ghana. COH airs a weekly radio program in the local Dagbani language, targeting Muslims. An estimated 1.8 million listeners tune in. During weekly radio programs, Brother Abukari discusses Biblical topics of special interest to Muslims like forgiveness, the crucifixion of Jesus, assurance of salvation, and what the Bible teaches about life after death. Muslims are hearing the Gospel in their mother tongue via radio! Muslim seekers receive books and written answers to spiritual questions.