The Youth Ministry of the Nazareth Assembly in the Chemunaa District of The Church of Pentecost marked this year’s Boxing Day with the inmates at the Mamprobi Police Station in Accra.
Elder Emmanuel Bortsie, the Nazareth Assembly Youth Ministry Leader, along with Deacons Daniel Affum, his assistant, and Emmanuel Adu-Poku, the Assistant Evangelism Ministry Leader of the Assembly, led the Youth Ministry delegation to the police station.
The purpose of the visit was to share God’s love with the inmates and the police officers at the station, which is in fulfillment of Jesus’ command in Matthew 25:36-40.
Exhorting the inmates and officials present at the event, Deacon Emmanuel Adu Poku emphasised that the greatest gift is demonstrating love towards one another.
Deacon Poku highlighted the profound love of God in giving us His only begotten Son.
Expounding further, he referenced Romans 5:8, stating: “We were once in a state of despair and deprivation, but God sent His Son into the world so that through Him, our condition and status could be transformed.”
He further stated that God is ever-present to rescue humanity from any situation.
Drawing inspiration from Apostle Peter’s story in the Bible, he mentioned how Peter, too, faced challenges but was delivered through the church’s prayers.
Highlighting the contrasting intentions of the devil and Christ, he noted” “While the devil seeks to kill, steal, and destroy, Christ came to seek and save the lost. By surrendering your lives to God through His Son, you can embrace eternal life.”
Concluding the message, he reminded everyone of the true essence of Boxing Day: a time not for physical altercations but for expressing love and compassion.
An altar call by Elder Emmanuel Bortsie saw six inmates surrendering their lives to Christ.
As part of the visit the team donated toilet rolls, gallons of liquid soap, bottled water, soft drinks, sachets of water and packaged food to the Station Commander in charge.
The Mamprobi Police District Commander, Chief Yeeboah, received the relief items on behalf of the inmates and commended the church for their show of love. He also encouraged them to continue this act of benevolence.
Report by Lawrence Nana Kwame Asiamah