Deaconess (Mrs) Dinah Oppong Kyera Adjei of the Sarpeiman District in the Achimota Area of The Church of Pentecost celebrated her 60th birthday by organising a special get-together for some persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the church.
The well-patronised event, which took place on Sunday, August 30, 2020, at the Kwashieman Official Town Assembly (KOTA) church auditorium, was organised to thank the Lord for the life of Deaconess Dinah Adjei. The event also marked her retirement from active service in the Ghana Education Service (GES).
According to the retiring deaconess, she was led to mark the occasion with persons with disabilities because they are also creations of God and must not be sidelined in the church. She, therefore, lauded the leadership of the church, particularly the Chairman, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, for introducing the Ministry to Persons With Disabilities (MPWDs), which seeks to promote the full inclusion of PWDs in the church and society.
She also expressed gratitude to the National Coordinator of the MPWDs, Overseer Alexander Nyame, who served as the chairperson for the occasion, and other MPWDs members present, for accepting the invitation to join her for the special occasion.
The Deaf Ministry Coordinator, Pastor Reuben Peter Wuni in a brief sermonette at the event commended Deaconess Adjei for the thoughtful gesture.
He said that the gesture is in line with a command by the Lord Jesus in Luke 14:12-14 which admonishes persons with the wherewithal to extend kindness and love to the less privileged or disadvantaged people groups such as persons with disabilities.
He said that PWDs should not be discriminated against in the church and society because they are also children of God.
Pastor Wuni, therefore, urged believers to make conscious efforts to reach out to PWDs and support them when they can, bearing in mind that PWDs also have souls that ought to be saved. “We must not forget that there will be no person with a disability in heaven; we will all be the same,” he asserted.
Present at the event were the Kwashieman Official Town District Minister, Pastor Emmanuel Dzemekey Agbeko, the wife of MPWDs Coordinator, Mrs Evelyn Nyame, officers and members of KOTA as well as relatives and friends of the birthday celebrant.
Report by MPWDs Media Committee