Jake and I moved to Ghana in 2003. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ sent us to “seek the welfare of the people” and to “pray to the Lord on their behalf” according to Jeremiah 29:7.
In 2004 we moved to Adaklu district because we recognized it as an area that had been neglected for development. There was no modern farming equipment in the district (not even one tractor).
There were no doctors or midwives in the area. One nurse served the entire district and she was not equipped to provide maternity care. Traditional midwives (without training) were providing almost all of the maternity care. Jake’s experience in agriculture and the education that I am receiving in Midwifery seemed to be needed most in this area. We spoke to Ghanaian authorities about this situation and they encouraged us to register an NGO (non-government organization) as a vehicle for development of the area.
In 2005, we completed registration for Charitable Status in Canada (Revenue Canada Listing of Charities website). This enables our Canadian supporters to get receipts for tax purposes directly from Reddekopp Ministries. Through the Canadian charity we have also created a network of churches that support us and the work in Ghana on a regular basis. We have fairly regular visitors to Ghana. They do a variety of voluntary work that enriches the ministry and the Adaklu community greatly!
The foundation of Reddekopp Ministries is the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Good News encompasses the well-being of the whole person, spirit, soul and body. We believe in ministering to \the spiritual needs of the people as well as the physical needs.