The Atakora District in the Afram Plains Area of The Church of Pentecost on December 29, 2020, put smiles on the faces of the aged and persons with disabilities by giving them Christmas treats.
Speaking on the topic, “Kindness” based on 2 Samuel 9:1-13 at the special event which took place at the Central church auditorium, the District Minister, Pastor Francis Lamptey, stated that kindness is an act that Christians must demonstrate to the aged as well as persons with disabilities, especially during festive seasons.
“Covid-19 has taught us a big lesson that we must embrace the difficult times we are currently facing by taking care of the marginalised and the poor,” he stated.
According to him, “what King David did was a godly act of kindness towards Mephibosheth since Mephibosheth was not in the capacity to pay David back.”
He added: “God gave His Son Jesus Christ as a gift to all mankind, even though we do not deserve it. As Christians, we must also demonstrate this same love towards all people especially the aged and persons with disabilities.”
As part of the programme, the beneficiaries were given the opportunity to share their experiences in old age.
Elder Isaac Asante Boateng, a District Executive Committee Member, prayed for the participants for their physical, emotional, spiritual, and psychological wellbeing.
The beneficiaries who were full of joy expressed their appreciation to the church for remembering them during the Christmas season.
A total of 37 aged and four persons with disabilities respectively attended the programme.
Also present were Mrs. Linda Lamptey (wife of the district pastor), officers, and members of the district.
Report by Grace Bantey, Atakora.