Alumna and Family as Missionaries in Ghana

Alumna Pauline Chiu-Settles and her husband Joshua Settles together with their three boys An An (9), Taylor (8) and Emmanuel (4) have lived and ministered in Accra, Ghana, for close to a decade. One of the most heartbreaking events that happened was the loss of their six-month old baby girl Reese in November 2014. But God has since blessed their family with various Ghanaian adopted sons and daughters, whom they have been able to nurture.

In the family picture above are their Ghanaian sons Gideon (left) and Gabrielle (extreme right), both young adults. Not in the picture are two Ghanaian daughters Jemima and Benedicta. Jemima did a pharmacist’s assistant course on her own after she has left them in 2014. Benedicta went on to do the same course after her senior high education and she is currently living with the Settles and working in a pharmacy nearby.

In terms of her ministry, Pauline has taught “Church History as Mission History” course for Akrofi-Christaller Institute online as an adjunct faculty. She has also been organizing monthly zoom meetings for those who are currently involved or have the desire to reach out to the Chinese in Ghana. She also had opportunity to preach for Women’s Day Sunday Service in her church, Praise Community Church, where Joshua is a Youth Pastor. Joshua and Pauline have been sent by InterVasity Christian Fellowship (US) as a Missionary Family to Ghana.

Prayer Requests:

  1. Pray for sufficient funds and that God will provide a new car that will meet their family and ministry’s needs.
  2. Pauline is currently coaching three young Nigerians to improve their Chinese so they can reach the Chinese in Ghana. Pray for good time management and wisdom for Pauline to guide them well.
  3. Pray for Joshua who is coordinating the planning of a symposium on Arts and Theology at the end of May. Pray for wisdom and guidance for the planning.

Pauline graduated with a Master of Divinity in Missions and Evangelism from EAST in 2003 and she was the President of the Student Council during her studies at EAST. She was also the Chapel Coordinator EAST Ministry Staff after her graduation from 2004-2007 before moving back to the US and finally to Ghana in 2012.

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