The African Roots Healing Project, founded by Dr. Karen Maxfield Lunkin and based on Isaiah 58, was commissioned by God to repair the breach, that gap between God and His people that was created by their sins, so that paths for dwelling can be restored and OUR (diasporic and non-diasporic) African nation will once again flourish.
Seven ladies were hand-selected by God as charter members of the project to visit Ghana, in December 2019. It was necessary to visit our homeland so that we could get down to the root of the sins and transgressions of our people before we could begin to repair the breach and for true healing to take place. History reminded us of the cruelty of slavery we experienced as a people and we chose to celebrate “The Year Of The Return” – an initiative created by the government of Ghana to encourage the african diaspora to “come home” after 400 years to where it all began. Our task was to confess and repent of our own sins and the sins of our ancestors, write an anthology of our healing experiences after 400 years of our people, God’s people, being separated from our homeland and the impact of our homecoming.
These, who have become Repairers of the Breach, not only wrote this powerful anthology entitled, __________________, but also spoke at an Education and Business Summit at Peace Chapel International in Accra, Ghana. They and their topics of discussion, which were ordained and orchestrated by God are:
As Americans who are privileged to live in a land of conveniences, some may look at the outward appearance of things and perceive that the answers to the problems associated with poverty and lack in Ghana, and perhaps even in Africa as a whole, were many. These problems blocking the prosperity of Ghanaians, and even African Americans might include the need for them to:
It is not as though all of these suggestions are not great ideas, however, all good ideas, we learned at the summit, are not necessarily God ideas and in order for the breach to be repaired, God told us exactly what we must do in Isaiah 58:
Although they seek God daily and delight to know His ways as though they are righteous followers of His commands, they have a form of godliness but deny the power. They may shout God’s name to the roof-tops, say eloquent prayers that last from the crack of dawn to noon day, attend church services every day of the week, sway on one accord to their vibrant choir selections, appear to be one of God’s most humble, patient, kind and hospitable servants, and have Godly business names that sound so righteous, such as “God Is Just Floral Shop”, “Jesus is Lord Automotive”, and “God is Able Market”, that they should never be without customers, yet they deceive themselves into thinking that their way of fasting, which consists of a day of humbling, by bowing their heads and lying in sackcloth and ashes, should be noticed by God. But even while they are fasting, they do not change their ways to please God, but live any way they please. Even on the day of their fast, they exploit their workers and at the end of their fast, they quarrel and fight. And their voices are not heard by God.
But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.
6 They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, 7 always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth. 8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these teachers oppose the truth. They are men of depraved minds, (desperate to do things their way) who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected. 9 But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men, their folly will be clear to everyone (2 Timothy 3: 1-9).
Although none of us are righteous, when we believe God, our belief in Him is credited to us as righteousness. When we truly believe that He is who He says He is and that we are who He says we are and can do what He says we can do, then we begin to live as though He is owner and ruler of all things, and that we are His children, heirs to His throne of grace, the apple of His eye, a chosen vessel, and that through His strength, because our prayers avail much, we can do all things. When righteousness has been credited to us, we seek to please our Father by loving Him, ourselves, and others.
The real issues, therefore, is not the lack of WIFI, paved roads, streetlights, sewage system, education, or even available help. The real issue impeding the prosperity of the people of Africa all over the world, is that we do not know who we really are. We must come to truly understand what it means to be a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession.
Secondly, in order for the breach to be repaired, God’s people must fast God’s way so that chains of injustice can be loosed, cords of the yoke can be untied, and the oppressed can be set free. If we want our light to break forth like the dawn and our healing to QUICKLY appear, we must follow God’s fast, which is for us to:
Bishop Bright Michael Adofoh and Pastora took in six girls, feeding, sheltering, and clothing them. If more of us did this, our lights would break forth like the dawn and our healing would QUICKLY appear. To do this, we must look at what we have in our hand right now and start there. We may not have an extra room in our home, but we might be able to build some type of shelter on our land. We may not be able to feed someone seven days a week, but we can pool seven people together to each feed a family one day out of the week. Many want a handout. They want other people to come along and fix their problems. They lack faith to believe that God will empower them to help each other.
Verses 8-14: When we fast God’s way:
When we begin to know who we really are as a people, we will become secure enough to humble ourselves to be a help on the road to others. Then we will be able to repair breaches, restore streets, build houses, and restore our homeland. We are excited about being chosen by God for this prophetic mission through The African Roots Healing Project and pray that God will join others with us who will cry aloud, spare not, and lift up their voices like trumpets to show God’s people their sins and transgressions, urging them to believe God and take care of the poor.