The Edumfa District in the Cape Coast Area of The Church of Pentecost has organised a Prayer and Safety Talk with drivers in Edumfa and its environs.
Speaking at the maiden event, held on Sunday, December 3, 2023, at the Edumfa Central auditorium, the District Minister, Pastor Robert Asamoah, gave a brief exhortation on the topic: “Commit your ways to the Lord” with scripture reference to Proverbs 16:3,9.
Pastor Asamoah admonished the drivers to let God be the centre and leader of all their endeavours.
“Many people resort to various spirits to help run their businesses. As drivers, God should be the only source and sustainer of your work,” he admonished them.
Knowing that many people depend on the services of commercial vehicle drivers for transportation, Pastor Asamoah stressed the need for drivers to keep road safety regulations as the year ends with Christmas festivities ahead.
Statistics from the National Road Safety Authority (NRSA), published by Graphic Online on July 13, 2023, revealed that 1,086 people died out of 6,904 reported road crashes from January to June 2023. The statistics also showed that vehicles involved in road crashes stood at 11,763 from January to June.
Due to these alarming statistics on motor accidents and the thousands of precious lives being claimed, it has been envisioned by the Edumfa District to hold its prayer and safety talk time with drivers quarterly as a means of contributing its quota to the ‘Drive Alive” message the National Road Safety Authority has been preaching.
As part of the programme, the District Pastor took the drivers through an intensive time of prayers. Aside from their work, prayers were made for their felt needs, including their marital lives, health, and children.
The drivers were delighted with the meeting.
Report by Edumfa District Editorial Team