On Saturday, August 4, 2018, four postulants from Ghana and one from Burkina Faso were vested in the habit to begin their novitiate in the Provincial Custody of St. Anthony of Padua in Ghana.

The vesting took place at the Divine Mercy Chapel at the Franciscan Valley of Prayer and Silence in Saltpond. The four postulants from Ghana were Martin Mensah BOAMAH, Samuel Awechena TANKIA, Moses Kodjo Sassou WALLACE, Isaac Manu ADOBASOM, while the postulant from Burkina Faso was Nicolas-Thierry KENOU.
The new novices were vested by the Vicar Custos of the Custody, Friar Eugene ANTWI-BOASIAKO. He later entrusted them to the care of their Novice Director, Friar Moses Kabenla ARTHUR and his assistant, Friar Stephen Oscar AMO NENYI.
On August 5, the new novices began their retreat with Friar Stephen as their retreat director.

Friar Isaac FRIMPONG