Global Presence Transformation Center Ghana, Africa
Giving hope and a future.
Touch the Heart of a King Transform Nations
Because the heart of a tribal King was touched by the kindness of God, an entire community is being transformed.
Global Presence established the Transformation Center in 2012, including a Worship & Training Center, a children's home, a vocational academy, and a private primary school.
This Transformation Center came about as the result of miracles. When Steven Springer and a team ministered to tribal chiefs in the community of Gbefi, the chiefs encountered the healing power of God, and out of gratitude they gifted 50 acres of land to Global Presence.
Now, together with the local community, we are working to bring cultural transformation. We have hired and empowered more than 16 Ghanaian staff in various roles of the Transformation Center. 30 children who had been orphaned or at risk have been welcomed into the Hope Home family, where their physical, emotional and spiritual needs have been taken care of; these children are no longer rejected and abandoned, but are loved and empowered to live confidently. We have opened the first private school in the community, providing high quality education for families within the community.
We believe this is a prototype of more Transformation Centers to be established throughout the earth to disciple and transform nations.
Establishing a dedicated place of God’s Presence
Bringing justice and caring for the poor
Working with the indigenous people (local community, governing officials, etc.)
Providing vocational, educational, and spiritual training
Thank you to all those who have partnered with this work in Ghana by giving financially, as well as those who have joined us in Ghana and served with your time, talents, and love.
Global Presence Hope Academy
Together we are impacting a generation.
Global Presence Hope Academy, the first private school in the community of Gbefi, offers high quality education to students at a cost affordable for their families by providing nearly all of the funds required for the facilities, furniture, teaching materials and teacher salaries. Your gift helps the school to expand and offers this amazing education opportunity to more children.
In an atmosphere of love and joy, kids are challenged academically, learn to be kind and responsible, and learn Biblical and character values to give them a foundation for a successful life.
• Small class sizes (up to 15 students) provide individual attention for students. • Children learn English as well as Ewe. • At the end of the day students assemble and have a chance to get high fives and share with the headmaster what they’ve learned. • Our teachers are wonderful and truly have a heart to see these students succeed.
The past doesn't need to dictate the future. Lack of opportunity is not the end of the story. Together we're accomplishing something great in Ghana. We're providing valuable opportunities for training and education, giving individuals and families a chance to reach higher than before, empowering them to provide for their families and help the economy grow. The Sewing Academy is the first of many valuable trade courses to be offered for continued development.
King Miraculously healed In 2011 a team from Global Presence in Madison, WI, first came to Gbefi, Ghana. As is protocol, the team sat before the chiefs and elders of the community to present the purpose of their mission. In this time, Steven Springer, Senior Leader of Global Presence, prayed for the Paramount Chief of Gbefi who was suffering from a severe lung condition. The chief was miraculously healed by the power of God!
50 acres of land given for God’s Kingdom The chief wanted this same power to continue to impact his region, so he gifted Global Presence 50 acres of land. Global Presence has since developed the land to include a Worship and Training Center, Hope Home Orphanage, Private School and Vocational Academy.
Worship & Training Center Everything flows from the Presence of God. Global Presence opened the first facility of the Transformation Center in 2013: The Worship and Training Center. Here people gather from surrounding communities to pray together, encounter God, and receive training. This place of God’s presence serves as the epicenter from which comes all other work and ministry of the Global Presence Transformation Center.
Hope Home (Children's Home) Pure and undefiled religion before God the Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress (James 1:27) In 2014, Global Presence opened the second facility: The Hope Home. Global Presence has since taken care of 30 children. These children are no longer abandoned or rejected, but are welcomed into a family full of love, where they have found healing, nurturing, and a safe place to be celebrated for who they are. These children are now thriving emotionally, physically, academically, relationally and spiritually. Some have even risen from repetitive failing in school to the top of their class. Among their academic accomplishments, they have learned to speak English (the national language of Ghana), to read, and to write, which has provided a strong basis for continued education. As they have been discipled in the goodness of God, they now eagerly lead their peers in worship and in Bible lessons. These children pray for the sick and see them recover. They truly are being raised in the fullness of God’s love and power!
Hope Academy (Private Elementary School) In the fall of 2019 Global Presence opened Hope Academy, the first private school in the community of Gbefi. Enrollment is open to children in the surrounding communities, expanding the impact of the Transformation Center to more families even beyond the Hope Home. Teachers and parents are amazed at how quickly their students are learning, a testimony to the culture of excellence, creativity and kindness being fostered at the school. Each year another classroom is added to be able to receive more children.
Vocational Academy: Economic Development through Education and Trade Global Presence is offering vocational training for the community, empowering the students to support their families and help the economy grow. The sewing apprenticeship is the first of many valuable trade courses for continued economic development.
Long-Term Goal Our goal is for the Global Presence Transformation Center to become self-sustaining through the agricultural development, the schools, and the businesses which will be a product of the Vocational Academy. As we develop toward this, we are currently sponsored by generous families and businesses from the United States.