As i walk through the streets of Accra, I ask myself questions about the infiltration of foreigners popularly called Fulanis finding ways and means to be in Ghana without any family members related or work assignment. As disciples of Jesus Christ the last work and commission to us, as his followers are boldly engraved in his word.
Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
These are top three secrets I observed;
1. They are Good missionaries.
Merriam-Webster’s Learner’s Dictionary defines a missionary as a person who is sent to a foreign country to do religious work such as to convince people to join a religion or to help people who are sick, poor. The first characteristics of a missionary is the ability to leave his/her geographical boundary.
Most of these fulani beggars come from the East and North Africa to come here just for the little they can get. How many so called Christians will leave their comfort and journey through the wilderness to a foreign land just to spread the Gospel that is why we having more I receive it churches than send me Lord respondents.
2. Easily adapt to the life of the new country.
Adaptability is the master of disguise. There is a proverb that says, if you can’t beat them, join them. I am always amazed at the level of familiarity these beggars have in Ghana. The food, routes, names and even the fluency in speaking the local language.
They easily drop their favorite taste and adapt to what they are met with in that land. This is a vital trait to be coveted by any Christian. Most Christians easily are changed into different personalities when their favorite preacher, church, friend or family member is not around. How come you are Christian in Ghana but lose track of your personality outside without adaptation. You must be able to adjust to the environment and not change with the environment.
3. Remember their parents always.
Any time you give money to any of these beggars they go giving it to their parents.
The bible tells us in Proverbs 20:20 Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.
Ephesians 6:2-3 Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
Every child’s level of life as is mostly dependent on the first choice the parents presented. You are alive because a man decided to release a sperm into the egg of a woman to keep it for nine months. These Fulanis give whatever they received from sympathizers to their parents. Many Christians misquote and have their own revelation of honouring their parents either by means of experience or complain. Is time we get closer to our parents and share our appreciation to them by sharing our exploits with them.