Pastor John is a natural gatherer of people. One of his phrases is "Love them small small". When we keep loving the poor and the needy, when we show them compassion and help their physical and spiritual needs, then little by little we will see a breakthrough.
Projects in Ghana
In 1998, Ann Evans was travelling through West Africa, when she met Pastor John Mahama. She was immediately impressed by his heart to help people from the various tribes from Northern Ghana, many of whom were living on the streets of the southern city of Kumasi.
Although Pastor John had great potential to help the poor, he lacked any resources. At that time all he could offer people was a space to sleep on the floor of a small rented church building by a busy road.
Project Cornerstone was initially set up to allow Pastor John to fulfill his vision for helping the poor. Over the years, we have worked closely with his Ghanaian charity on a variety of projects. Some have become established and been handed over to other local charities. We hope that, in time others will become financially self-sustaining. The vocational training centre in the northern capital of Tamale will remain a long term responsibility.
One constant in our time working with Pastor John and his team is the love shown to the children and girls who are part of the projects run by Pastor John and his team. We have seen broken lives transformed and malnourished children flourish. This is the motivation behind Project Cornerstone.
"Love them small small"
The following pages give a flavour of some of the things which Project Cornerstone has been involved with over the years. There are many more stories we could tell if time and space permitted. Please contact us if you would like to hear more of the background to the projects, or discuss our future plans.