Sterling College Students Travel to Ghana

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A team of nine students and one alumna from Sterling College in Sterling, Kansas, left April 29 for Takoradi, Ghana, for a two week mission trip. The team will work with a local ministry, leading church and worship services; evangelizing on the street; planning and carrying out youth variety shows; and teaching elementary school children math and English. They will also have the opportunity to speak about evangelism on SKYY, Ghana’s national television/radio station.
Melissa Yarrow, an ’09 alumna of Sterling College and leader of the trip, commented, “I am excited about this trip because I know it will open our eyes to what life is like around the world. We’re often close-minded without realizing it, and trips like this one can change our perspectives.” The team’s goals include forming strong relationships with people in Ghana as well as with each other as team members. Yarrow added, “We want to be a team that is unified and bonded together by the Lord. I pray that our lives, as well as those we minister to and those who are ministering to us, will be changed.”
The Ghana team members are Jake Bowser of New Bethlehem, Pa.; Marty Boeschling of Clay Center, Kan., assistant team leader; Christina Cheyney of Newton, Kan.; Jaclyn Coxwell of Orange Park, Fla.; Matthew Jaderston of Sterling; Emily Kennedy of Cushing, Ohio; Kimberly Kenton of San Diego, Calif.; Seth Swihart of St. Francis, Kan.; and Nathan West of Oklahoma City, Okla. The team leader is Melissa Yarrow of Morganville, Kan.
To follow this team, visit their blog at