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Despite intense persecution throughout Africa, Christians have found areas to grow. Ghana is one such place. With almost 70% of Ghana’s population calling themselves Christians, many scholars see Ghana as a key to spreading Christianity throughout Africa. This is an exciting and refreshing report after continued discrimination and persecution against Christians elsewhere in Africa.
2/28/2017 Ghana (Reuters) – Ghana is embracing the Christian faith with a fervour that is increasingly shaping its national identity.
The country is central to a wave that puts West Africa at the heart of global Christianity, said professor Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu of Trinity Theological Seminary in Accra.
More than 70 percent of Ghana’s 26 million people are Christian. The statistics understate the fervency of everyday faith. Many attend church on weeknights. All night prayer vigils are common and billboards advertising Christian meetings line the streets.
It’s common to see people studying the Bible on the bus and many office workers keep open Bibles on their desks. Mega-church pastors such as Mensa Otabil are revered, according to opinion surveys.
“By the middle of the 20th century scholars … started predicting that Africa (and Latin America) was going to be the hotbed of Christianity,” said Asamoah-Gyadu, an authority on African Christianity.
 

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