Sankpem is a small remote mud-hut village in the Northern Region of Ghana, West Africa. It is a very poor village and many there are suffering because they do not have fresh water. The nearest fresh water source is 3 miles away. That means that instead of going to school, many of the young girls haul water.
Sankpem is also primarily a Muslim village. However, there is a small group of Christians who have been meeting together and worshipping under a big African tree for several years. They are small in number, but mighty in spirit.
Recently, a donation was made to help Sankpem begin building a church. In Africa, the walls and roof are built first. The "bricks" are handmade on site. Eventually, with more funding, a concrete floor will be hand-poured.
Here is the beginning of the beautiful Sankpem church: