Date: June 15, 2017
The Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC), Sakumono has once again presented items to the inmates of the male section of the Nsawam Medium Security Prisons.
The items, made up of rice, cooking oil, toiletries, footwear, suits, clothes and medicines valued at GH¢ 10,000, were donated to the Prisons Assembly of The Church of Pentecost, a congregation of 1,540 members.
Presenting the items, the Prisons Coordinator of Teshie-Nungua Area, Mrs Victoria Omane Antwi, said the gesture was to help alleviate the plight of the inmates. She said even though the inmates might have offended society, God still loves them. She, therefore, called on the church and Christians, in general, to demonstrate such love to them.
She expressed her appreciation to Elder Emmanuel Gati, a businessman and members of the PIWC-Sakumono for making the visit possible.
Receiving the items on behalf of the Prisons Authority, a senior officer of the facility, DSP Isaac Yeboah, was grateful to the Church for the support and asked other churches to emulate the gesture.
The visit of the PIWC-Sakumono coincided with a visit to the facility by the Evangelism Director of the Church, Apostle Amos Jimmy Markin.
In a sermon, Apostle Jimmy Markin read from Psalm 145:8-9 and Titus 2:11-14 and assured the inmates of their freedom in Christ Jesus.
“God is a forgiving God; in all His dealings with His children, He shows great compassion,” he said, while urging them to reach out to the mercies of God for true freedom.
The Evangelism Director said the Bible makes it clear that all men have sinned and had fallen short of the glory and mercies of God. “That is why Jesus came and was hanged on the cross for sinners to be saved,” he said, adding, “All men must repent for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Report by: Isabella Gyau Orhin
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