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Assin Foso Area Launches ‘Agent of Peace’ Campaign

In line with the Church’s initiative of ensuring a peaceful election 2020, the Assin Foso Area of The Church of Pentecost, headed by Apostle Sylvester Arhin, has launched the ‘Agent of Peace’ campaign.

The programme, which took place on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, at Foso Habitat Prayer Grounds, brought together dignitaries in the Assin Central Municipality, such as a representative of the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), the Divisional Police Commander, traditional leaders, the Chaplain of Immigration Training School, Chairman of the District Peace Council, sister churches, political parties, among others.

In a keynote address, a Deputy Coordinating Director at the Assin Central Municipal Assembly, Mr. Charles Lartey, who represented the MCE, applauded The Church of Pentecost for the wonderful initiatives the Church has embarked on such as the Environmental Care campaign and the Agent of Peace campaign geared at making society better to live.

He noted that Ghana is ranked 6th and 43rd peaceful country in Africa and the World respectively. He encouraged all to jealously guard the hard-earned peace the country was enjoying.

Speaking on behalf of the Municipal Imam, Deputy Imam Borhan Salifu reechoed the need for religious tolerance and peaceful co-existence among the religious bodies since all religions are founded on peace, love, and equal rights. He was so grateful to The Church of Pentecost for involving the Moslem Community in all her flagship initiatives.

Other dignitaries present took turns to pledge their commitments to ensuring peace and order before, during, and after the 2020 General elections and encouraged all to do same.

Launching the campaign on behalf of the Chairman of the Church, Apostle Sylvester Arhin called on all present to seek and pursue peace in all their dealings ahead of the December 7 elections and beyond. He said that every Ghanaian has a role to play in achieving the peace of the country at all times. “Peace cannot prevail unless we make it our responsibility to work at it. Peace is a commodity that does not just fall from the skies but an important element in our lives that takes a collaborative effort of groups and individuals to attain,” he stressed. 

Apostle Sylvester Arhin, therefore, charged all participants to be agents of peace in their homes, communities, workplaces and wherever they may find themselves, and resist selfish individuals who may scheme to use them to perpetrate violence.

Concluding his address, he read from Psalm 34:14: “Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it” and led the gathering to make a personal commitment to achieving the peace agenda.

Various patriotic songs that communicate peace, unity, and tolerance were sung to consolidate the campaign.

Report by Pastor Samuel Avornyo, Area Reporter.

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