The Birmingham District of The Church of Pentecost in the United Kingdom has donated GH¢ 100,000.00 worth of relief items to the Apeate community in the Western Region of Ghana.
The items included 30 boxes of new clothes and bales of clothing for both adults and teenagers as well as children. Others were footwear, bags, shirts, and trousers.
Led by the Birmingham District Minister of the church, Pastor Wiseborn Agyare, and his team, the donation came from individual church members in fulfilment of Jesus’s saying in Matthew 25: 31-40 which encourages Christians to support people in distress. The church also added an amount of two thousand pounds to the items.
It will be recalled that in January this year, an explosion occurred in Apeate affecting over 3000 persons, displacing some while others sustained injuries and some deaths. Apart from government’s intervention for them, some corporate bodies and individuals continue to support them in various forms for life to return to normalcy.
Receiving the items in Accra, the International Missions Director of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Emmanuel Agyemang Bekoe, promised to ensure that the items get to the victims. He thanked the church in the UK, especially the Birmingham District for the gesture and blessed them for coming to the aid of the people of Apeate.
Report by Peggy Ama Donkor.