Aaron & Gretal Ulrich

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November, 2015

Hi. Thanks for your interest in what God is doing in Ghana among the Gonjas. 

BACKGROUND

The Lord has worked in our lives and given us so much, we feel compelled to give our lives back to Him in grateful service. Aaron is the son of missionaries Ross and Cynthia and grew up in Ghana, living among three different people groups. Gretal grew up in Sugarcreek, Ohio to parents, Paul and Miriam Miller from Ohio. Paul is a minister in a local Beachy church. While Gretal was a teenager, she served with her family in Paraguay for two years.

GOD'S LEADING

We both felt God leading us on a path of showing His love through service to others. We met at Mountain View Nursing Home when we went to do nursing school in Virginia. Nine months after graduating, we got married and lived in Reading, PA for over a year. Both of us worked as nurses but began seeking the Lord to see if He wanted us to do something else.

GONJA PEOPLE

The opportunity opened up for us to serve in Ghana, among the Gonjas, and we felt peace about it. Since then, God has been giving us a love for the Gonja people and a desire to see Him glorified among them. The Gonja people number around 300,000 and are classified as unreached by the Joshua Project. Over half the tribe are Muslims and many practice traditional African religion as well. They are spread over a large area of the Northern region and many have limited access to healthcare. Literacy rates are also reportedly less than 6%.

FAMILY

We moved to Ghana in August, 2015. Our baby Noah was born the beginning of November and we’ve been enjoying getting acquainted.

CURRENTLY

We are in the language and culture learning phase. We are also trying to get certified to practice nursing here in Ghana. We feel that the Lord wants us to use our nursing knowledge to demonstrate Christ's love to the Gonjas and give us a place in their society. Lord willing, in Febuary, 2016 we'll get to help the Gonjas celebrate the completed task of translating and printing the whole Bible in their mother tongue.

LOOKING AHEAD

Lord willing, after learning the language and culture well enough, our next step will be to move somewhere further into the interior of Gonjaland, possibly to Tulewe where Tanner and Rebecca Leibee served for several years. We will then be involved in evangelization and  discipling the existing believers. We are very glad to be here and are grateful for all the support from our families, friends, and churches. 

PRAYER SUGGESTIONS

  • God will raise up more laborers to incarnate Christ among the Gonjas (Luke 10:2).
  • God will unveil the Gonjas’ hearts to let the knowledge of Christ shine in (2 Corinthians 3:18).
  • God will overcome the strong spiritual forces of evil prevailing over the Gonja kingdom (Ephesians 6:12).
  • God will use our lives to draw individual Gonjas to Himself and plant truly Gonja fellowships (2 Timothy 2:2).
  • God will keep us humble and usable and get much glory from our lives (2 Thesolonians 3:1).

CONTACT INFO:

C/O Charity African Missions
Private Mail Bag
Tamale, N/R GHANA.
aaronandgretal@gmail.com