The Children’s Ministry of the Asutsuare District in the Agormanya Area of The Church of Pentecost visited the Shai Hills Resource Reserve last Saturday as part of the activities for the recently-held National Children’s Ministry Week Celebration.
This year’s weeklong celebration was held under the theme: “Building the Foundations of the Local Church for Maximum Impact,” taken from Psalm 11:3.
The focus of the celebration was to intentionally train the younger generation, strengthen, and deepen their faith in the Lord in order to impact them as future leaders.
In line with the theme for the celebration, the leadership of the Church took the children out to appreciate the natural resources that are part of God’s handiwork and to inculcate in them the need to preserve and care for God’s creation.
The Shai Hills reserve is a fenced area, about 48 km2, and is made up largely of savanna-covered plains. A mosaic of forest covers the five separate hills in the reserve, while grassland and low dry forests are found in intervening canyons. Currently, 31 mammals, 13 reptiles, and 175 bird species have been identified in the reserve.
Addressing the over 100 children who took part in the excursion, Elder Joseph Nyarko, the District Children’s Ministry Leader, urged all to serve and worship God alone, since He alone has the power to save and preserve mankind and grant eternal life.
He cautioned that man is not supposed to worship the “created things” but use them for the benefit of humanity.
The Forest Guard took the team to the hills, caves, Baobab trees, museum, the animal farm, and the home of baboons and monkeys, where the children had the opportunity to ask various questions.
He also briefed them on the history and the aesthetic and economic values of the reserve.
The children, who expressed joy and enthusiasm in the day’s trip, remarked that they had enjoyed the trip and had been educated on a lot of issues relevant to their academic and social life.
The team also included the Asutsuare District Secretary, Elder Ezekiel Abban Teye, the District Youth Ministry Leader, Elder Foster Blankson, the School Outreach Ministry (SOM) Coordinator, Elder Richard Anim, Deaconess Gifty Kumah, an Executive Committee Member of the Children Ministry, and ten Children Ministry Workers.
Report by Agormanya Area Media Team.