I have been involved with BOV since 2008, I have enjoyed every minute of my involvement, I have been going with BOV to Ghana on mission since 2008 and have found a bonding with the Ghanaian people, we here in Liverpool UK have sponsored the building of a school in a village community called Buerko, two other village communities will feed off this school, the founder Frank Myers has a heart to help the people of Ghana and through the charity Branches Of the Vine all funding comes direct from the ordinary people like you and I, all funding goes direct to the projects it is intended for whether that be for mosquito nets, medication, blankets, bibles or for larger projects like digging wells and building schools, there are no admin costs all costs are bourne by the people who volenteer, we all pay our own air fares accomadation and travel expences so no money is taken from the donations that people give to BOV, I hope to continue to support BOV in many years to come.
My involvement with Branches of the Vine is through members of my church who have participated in short term missions to Ghana with BOV over the last 10+ years. The work accomplished by BOV is extremely significant for the poorest of the poor where they minister. Their ministry is for the physical (water, medical, dental), spiritual (healing, prayer, prisons) and educational (building schools, books). BOV has a wonderful track record of consistency and completing the missions that they take on. Accountability is strong in terms of requiring reporting of money spent and the involvement of the Anglican diocese of Accra on the board and in the field gives BOV in country participation and guidance. BOV is a wonderful example of different cultures coming together to solve problems and raise up both the givers and the receivers.
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