The Chaplaincy Ministry of The Church of Pentecost in the New Tafo Area has donated items and cash worth GHS8,000.00 to the Training Rehabilitation Center for the Physically Challenge Action Foundation at Offinso Maase in the Ashanti Region.
The items included 100 tubers of yams, 100 pieces of fresh yoghurts, 112 pieces of vegetable bread, five packs of rice, 25 litres of oil, two tins of tomatoes, packs of toilet rolls, biscuits, soaps, among others, and cash of GHS1,000.00 were donated to the facility on Tuesday, April 5, 2022.
Leader of the New Tafo Area Chaplaincy Committee, Pastor Michael Badu, presented the items to the centre to support the daily upkeep of the inmates.
He appreciated the support of the Area Head, Apostle Samuel Antwi, and the founder of the Foundation, Mr Sylvester Antwi, known by many as Mr Ark for his tremendous responsibility towards Persons With Disabilities (PWDs).
He encouraged the founder to keep on with the good works to define their identity and purpose.
Pastor Badu further called on other churches, individuals, and corporate organisations to come to the aid of the children to give them a befitting future.
“We are here as part of the Vision 2023 agenda of the Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, to possess the nations.
“Chaplaincy to the aged and orphanage is part of the Chaplaincy Ministry, and we are here to impact the lives of People With Disabilities. We want to encourage them that we are always there for them. Just as the Bible explains our mandate that religion that is pure and undefiled before God is to visit orphans and widows in their affliction; we have to live up to it to glorify God,” he added.
Mr. Kwabena Duah, on behalf of the founder of the centre, thanked The Church of Pentecost for the kind gesture. While blessing members of the church for the donation, he appealed to other organisations to come to their aid.
“Your donation will go a long way to impact our lives and we know that God will never forsake you for the great thing you have done this day,” Kwabena Duah said.
Mr. Sylvester Antwi, on his part, was speechless at the huge support received from the church. He appealed to other religious organisations and corporate bodies to imitate the actions of The Church of Pentecost.
“I cannot run this foundation alone, hence my appeal to the rest of the world. The effort of The Church of Pentecost is huge and I am grateful to the Chairman, Apostle Eric Nyamekye. He [the Chairman] witnessed the challenges we used to go through when he came here some time ago. I am grateful to God that his influence and word about this place have led to this assistance. Thanks to the Area Head of New Tafo and all of you for this support,” he added.
Report by Owusu Dennis, New Tafo Area.