The Ho Area Women’s Ministry of The Church of Pentecost has donated clothes to victims of the civil war in South Sudan through the United Nations Interim Security Force in Abyei Ghana Battalion 2 (UNISFA GHANBATT 2) at Ho.
The donation took place on March 8, 2023, at the forecourt of the Regimental Headquarters of the 66 Artillery Regiment.
The women’s delegation was led by the wife of the Area Head and the National Women’s Ministry Executive Member of the Church, Mrs. Comfort Quampah, and the Area Women’s Ministry Leader, Deaconess Fidelia Ametefe.
Presenting the items, Mrs. Comfort Quampah said, the Church is privy to the plight of women and children in South Sudan due to the country’s political instability and there saw the need to provide them with some material support in addition to the continued prayers the Church is offering for them.
Deacon Fidelia Ametefe further stated that the gesture, which is in line with the Church’s 2023 theme: “Repositioning the Local Church for Maximum Impact in the Nations,” was made possible due to the generosity of the women.
“The women of the Church contributed towards the donation by our own volition,” she said.
Deaconess Ametefe also noted that the clothes were all brand-new and for all sexes and ages.
Receiving the items on behalf of the Ghana Armed Forces contingent detailed for Southern Sudan, Rev. Lt. Solomon Aidoo, the Army Chaplain, expressed his profound gratitude to the Lord and The Church of Pentecost for their kind gesture and fervent prayer for war-torn countries.
The Second-in-Command of the Regiment, Major Felix Opoku, called on other churches, NGOs and organisations to emulate the charitable gesture of The Church of Pentecost. He was also grateful to the Women’s Ministry, in particular, for their concern for the people of South Sudan.
The RSM, SWO1 Awusavi, on his part, solicited the prayer support of the Church for the soldiers who have been assigned for peace-keeping in the East African country.
“Pray for the Lord’s protection for us and the smooth execution of our duty of maintaining order and resolving conflict-related issues in the country,” he said.
Present at the presentation ceremony were some members of the Women’s Ministry from the Ho Zone and some military personnel from Ho Barracks.
Report by Pastor Felix Brakatu