Help Dennis Walk Again!

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Raised by 62 people in 15 months
I'm Mike Sarver, missionary to Ghana, West Africa.

Who is Dennis?
At the end of March 2018, I met Dennis and Safia Amponsah for the first time after their sons had visited our church. Safia came to church a week later but Dennis had to return to a different region to work. 

Then on April 27, 2018, Dennis was in a mining accident that caused a compression of the spine which paralyzed Dennis from the waist down.

Dennis' Surgery
We started this GoFundMe in May 2018 to raise $4000 for Dennis to have surgery to repair his spine. On June 15, thanks to your help, Dennis had the surgery! He is now at home. He has feeling in his legs but cannot move them.

They are growing in grace. I have a weekly Bible study with him; his family has been faithful to church.

To date, $4,200 has been raised. The first $4,000 went to pay for the surgery and Dennis’ final hospital bill. The other $200 that has come in helped put food on their table and helped Dennis start therapy.

Dennis' Current Need
Every week, Dennis must hire a taxi and pay for a therapy appointment. Rent for a house here must be paid at least a year in advance; their rent of $505 for the next year is past due. Dennis’ wife Safia and nephew Samuel are working, but they only earn at the most $100 per month; they lack $540 per month for food, medical expenses, and necessities. Our family and church have been helping as we are able.

Raising another $4000 will help Dennis and his family get through the next 6 months financially at which time we can re-evaluate his situation.

Please pray for Dennis’ healing, for the family’s growth in grace and wisdom, and for more to be reached for Christ. Thank you for taking your time to consider this need. God bless you!
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Dennis has now been doing the alternative therapy for several months. We believe it is helping because he is getting more feeling in his legs, but that comes with a lot of pain. Please pray for complete healing. God is able!

More of their family members are getting saved. A niece was saved last week during our pastors’ and workers’ conference, and another niece was won to Christ today. His wife and children have been very faithful to our church services.

Dennis’ family has many financial needs. Maria and I are helping them each week, but we wanted to share with you a big need. Dennis and his family need money for their rent. Landlords here expect rent to be paid, not one month in advance, but often years in advance. Dennis’ rent for the next two years is due at the end of this month (August 2019). Their need is $905. That’s not $905 per month, that just $905 total for the next two years. Please pray that God would supply this need for this good family. Thank you!
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Another update...Good news!!!! The final $200 for Dennis' alternative therapy just came in. Now Dennis' family move forward with this new therapy. We thank God for this!

I really appreciate all who gave, prayed, and shared this need (and for Dennis' back rent, too)! Please keep praying for this family. Pray that Dennis will regain movement in his legs as a result of this therapy. And pray for more to be reached for Christ through it all.

More good news...Dennis' wife Safia brought a first-time visitor to our class this past Sunday, and John, Samson Badu, and I had two other visitors in church this past Sunday from Dennis' neighborhood. All three heard the Gospel, and I know at least two of them responded to put their faith in Christ!
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I mentioned this on Facebook, but did not post it here, but some additional donations have been made.

We are now down to just $200 needed for Dennis to move forward with the alternative therapy he and his family are seeking.

His landlady is so thankful for our concern for Dennis and his family.
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Praise the Lord that the $300 for Dennis' back rent has already been provided. Thank you to those who donated!

Now we are praying for the $500 so that he can start the natural therapy.
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