Father Grendel, the Superior General, selected Father August Gehring, an ex-Togo missionary (expelled from Togo during the First World War) as head of the new Gold Coast Mission. He spoke English but with an accent and thus needed a companion and the choice fell on Father Elsbernd as the nearest and readily available English speaking SVD. .
The SVD Ghana Province embarks on various projects and programmes spread out in the Districts where we work. These range from building of schools, catechetical, chapels, water and sanitation, etc. These projects and ongoing programmes are funded primarily from donations received from our donors and friends of the SVD.
We would be happy to receive your donation for a particular project or programme you want to contribute towards. Or better still, you may send your donations for SVD Ghana Province to our various SVD mission offices spread throughout the world where we work.
The following are the ongoing projects and programmes currently going on in the Province.
– The Renovation of the Guest House in the capital for our confreres serving the people of God in the countryside to have a comfortable place to lay their heads when they are in the capital to do business. Since its construction, this is the first major renovation work taking place. So your donation will be welcomed for this project.