The Home and Urban Missions (HUM) in collaboration with the Children’s Ministry of The Church of Pentecost, has organised a 3-day Camp Meeting for the vulnerable and marginalized children in the Abuakwa-North Municipal under the Effiduase Area of The Church of Pentecost
The event which took place from August 16 to 18, 2022 at the Bunso Cocoa College in the Eastern Region, had in attendance 119 street children drawn from Old Tafo-Akim, Kukurantumi, Ati, Maase, Anyinasin, Osiem, Ettokrom and Fisher Camp.
It was aimed at transforming the children morally and spiritually through the word of God, prayer and counseling.
Various ministrations by the speakers addressed deviant behaviours. The children were offered the opportunity to give their lives to Christ as 34 surrendered their lives to Jesus Christ. During the prayer sessions, 12 of them received the Holy Spirit Baptism.
Present at the event were the National HUM Co-ordinator, Apostle Emmanuel Agyei Kwafo; the Children’s Ministry Director, Pastor Professor William Otoo Ellis, and the HUM Children’s Ministry Representative, Pastor Joshua Yirenkyi Smart.
Also in attendance were the Eastern Regional HUM Pastor, Gabriel Owusu Akyaw and his wife; Pastor Samuel Acquaah (Effiduase Area HUM Co-ordinator); Overseer Isaac Komla Agbesi (Effiduase Area Children’s Leader); Pastor Prince Odoom (Old Tafo-Akim District Pastor), and Elder Joshua Appiah (Old Tafo-Akim District Children’s Leader).
It is worth noting that during the camp meeting, most of the participants who were struggling with the addiction to gambling, drug abuse, stealing, and promiscuity, were counselled by seasoned counselors.
The participants expressed their joy and gratitude to the church for the opportunity to join other children to fellowship and be transformed by the Word of God.
The HUM and Children’s Ministry Directorates further followed up and provided interventions to facilitate rescuing the vulnerable children from their current predicaments. These interventions include healthcare and education support for the children.
Report by Overseer Isaac K. Agbesi.