The National Coordinator for the Ministry to Persons with Disabilities (MPWDs) of The Church of Pentecost, Overseer Alexander Nyame has charged church members not to discriminate against persons with disabilities in the church and society.
He made this call during a one-day PWDs seminar organised by Frami District in the Cape Coast Area for PWDs as well as members in the District on 8th August 2020.
Speaking at the seminar, the National Coordinator for MPWDs encouraged disabled persons to strive to overcome every obstacle that life and/or people put in their way and not allow their condition to limit their vision and purpose in life.
Quoting from 2 Kings 7:3-5, he stated that, the four lepers decided to take any action which in the end yielded positive result hence the need for PWDs not to lose hope due to their condition but look up to the Lord and pursue their vision and purpose in life.
He took the opportunity to also explain the church’s vision for the establishment of the Ministry to Persons With Disabilities as captured in Vision 2023 and what the church is doing for such people in the church.
He further stated that every soul will be judged including persons with disability hence the urgent need to bring all to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
He, therefore, charged members not to discriminate against persons with disabilities in the church as well as in society but rather show them, love, as our Lord Jesus Christ demonstrated to all humanity. He also called on the church to ensure a friendly and conducive environment to enable PWDs to feel comfortable at church and also involve them in church activities or programmes.
On behalf of the MPWDs, the National Coordinator donated two white canes and a wheelchair to some persons with disability in the Frami District. The District also purchased and donated a fufu pounding machine to the members with disabilities, which is to be used to generate money to support the livelihoods of PWDs in the District.
In his remarks, Elder Anthony Adjei Jnr., the Chairman for the Frami District MPWDs Committee, was full of praise to the MPWDs for the support. He also expressed gratitude to the leadership of the District for organising such an insightful seminar as well as donating a fufu-pounding machine.
The seminar was attended by the District Minister, Overseer Daniel Appiah, Mr Desmond Asante and George McClean (MPWDs Volunteers). Also present were Elder Emmanuel Ofori (MPWDs Coordinator for Cape Coast Area) and the Executive Committee members of the District.
Report by Frami District Media