It was certainly a day to remember for Mr Lanaang, a 73-year-old man with visual impairment (blind), and his wife, Mrs Lanaang, a 58-year-old woman with hearing impairment (deaf) when the Kete Krachi Area Head, Pastor Joseph Danzerl, handed over a newly constructed residential building to the couple.
The building, which was jointly constructed by the Kete Krachi Area and the Bladjai District, has a kitchen and washroom facilities.
The building was handed over to the couple during a special ceremony held on Thursday, December 17, 2020, at the Digangam No. 2 Assembly church auditorium.
Before the gesture, the couple were virtually homeless due to the deplorable state of their place of abode. The mud structure, in which they were previously living, had collapsed and its roof almost entirely ripped off due to a heavy downpour. The couple had since been left with no option than to sleep in the “death trap” exposed to harsh weather conditions.
The couple was highly elated and could not help but shed tears of joy. Mr Lanaang thanked the Area Head and the entire membership of The Church of Pentecost for the extraordinary gesture.
At the same event, 62-year-old Peter Nakokuah, who also has physical disability (crippled) from the waist down, was presented a wheelchair by the National Coordinator for the Ministry to Persons With Disabilities (MPWDs), Overseer Alexander Nyame, on behalf of the ministry.
Upon receiving the wheelchair, an awe struck Mr Nakokuah said “I thank The Church of Pentecost very much for what they have done for me. I have never seen such an act of kindness in my entire life. Today is the happiest day of my life.”
Exhorting the audience at the event, Pastor Danzerl admonished Christians to take a cue from what Jesus said in Matthew 25:35-40 and be mindful that any act of kindness we show to persons with disabilities, we do it to Jesus.
Report by Pastor Emmanuel Kenin (Kete Krachi Area)