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TRIBUTE TO REV DR TB DANKWA Rev. Dr.TB Dankwa joined the Board of Trustees of SIM Ghana in 1995 and provided guidance and support through the terms of two SIM Ghana Directors – Phil Bauman and Ruby Mikulencak. Mr Phil Bauman writes: ‘Rev. Dr. TB Dankwa served for many years on the Board of Trustees for SIM Ghana. ‘Uncle TB’ as he was affectionately known by many, served not only as Trustee but also as Chair of the Trustee Board.  Even as chair of our Trustee Board he made the effort to get to know the members who served with SIM Ghana. It was a pleasure to have ‘Uncle TB’ and Virginia come to Kumasi to spend a week with our team and provide us with refreshing and encouraging teaching from God’s word. ‘Uncle TB’ had a tremendous heart for missions and was involved with a wide variety of organisations that pursued a missions vision. It was clear that his passion was that people in this world would have the opportunity to hear of the goodness of Jesus and come to faith. He was a capable Chair for the Trustee Board and we knew he had our organisational interest at heart, though not for the sake of SIM Ghana, but rather so that SIM Ghana would continue to fulfil the kingdom purpose that we collectively understood. In the homegoing of ‘Uncle TB’, SIM Ghana (and the church in Ghana) has lost a missions statesman, a pioneer, a man of integrity, a pastor, a teacher, a friend. Heaven has welcomed a faithful servant who had the ambition to ensure that ‘the Gospel was preached where Christ was not known’ (Rom 15:20)’ Ms Ruby Mikulencak writes :- ‘TB was a gentle thoughtful man with a concern for the people and friends he knew. He was a student of the Word of God and often blessed and encouraged my life as I listened to his sermons. There are two occasions that he made a huge input into my life. One was on the Silver Jubilee (25 years) of my being in Ghana. At the celebration service TB talked about the importance of faithfulness. He said something that really touched my heart. He said “You do not find to many servants of God serving for such a long time as Ruby. She is a dying breed.” When I re-entered America after serving in Ethiopia and Ghana for 40 years, I got malaria very badly.  Of course, I could not get a positive smear so the doctors in the States would not prescribe malaria treatment. TB heard of my struggle and weakness. He called me on skype and prayed for me. I cannot express my gratitude for this prayer and for his love and concern for me. I think that is a picture of TB’s servant heart and passion to direct and lead people into a deeper walk with the Lord. His prayers was amazing.’ These testimonies bear witness to a man who loved the Lord deeply and served him through a deep concern for fellow members of the Body of Christ and for those who still need to hear the good news of God. SIM Ghana is profoundly grateful for Rev TB’s leadership, wisdom, and servant heart. We pray for his devoted wife and family at this time of parting. We are thankful for the wonderful certainty that TB Dankwa is rejoicing in the presence of the Lord he loved and served and with whom we will all one day be reunited.   Ms Penny Bakewell: SIM Ghana Director    

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