The Women’s Ministry of the Asante Mampong Area of The Church of Pentecost has organised a feast for the inmates of Ejura Camp Prisons in the Ashanti Region in pursuit of the Church’s “Possessing the Nations” agenda and to fulfil the scriptural mandate of remembering those in prison.
The event, which took place on Sunday, December 17, 2023, also saw the ministry donate items worth GHS 18,000 to improve the living conditions of the inmates and create a sense of hope for them this yuletide. The items donated included bags of rice, gallons of oil, slippers, packs of toothpaste and brushes, washing powders, soaps, and many others.
With three District Leaders each from the 22 districts in the Area, the delegation led by the wife of the Area Head, Mrs Beatrice Asare, worshipped with the inmates on Sunday morning at the Prison Chapel.
Deaconess Ellen Sarfo, the Area Women’s Ministry Executive Member, exhorted the inmates on the need to keep their hopes alive in Christ Jesus, irrespective of their situation. She admonished them to abide in the word of God, highlighting the need to be obedient to their authorities until their time is due.
During the altar call, eight inmates surrendered their lives to Christ Jesus.
On her part, Mrs Beatrice Asare, commended the ministry leaders for the love demonstrated to the inmates this yuletide. With the overwhelming number of youth serving prison sentence at the Camp, Mrs Asare advised Ghanaian youth to be cautious of their lives to avoid being put into custody.
The Area Women’s Ministry Leader, Deaconess Esther Osei Owusu, told PENTECOST NEWS that the gesture is part of the Women’s Ministry efforts to fulfil the Church’s Vision 2023 of “Possessing the Nations” as well as planting hope in the hearts of the forsaken that Jesus loves them.
Superintendent Takyi Agyei Kofi, the in-charge of Ejura Prisons, on behalf of the Director General and the Regional Prisons Command, thanked The Church of Pentecost, especially the Asante Mampong Area, for the kind gesture. He relayed some challenges facing the facility and called for aid from corporate bodies, other churches, and philanthropists.
Report by Emmanuel Nana Nsiah & Dennis Owusu