The Women’s Ministry of the Pentecost International Worship Centre, Navrongo (PIWC-Navrongo), on April 5, 2023, donated medical supplies worth GHS 6,000.00 to the Navrongo Central Prison.
The donation was a follow-up to a previous evangelistic visit the ministry made to the facility on March 31, 2023, in which 11 souls were won with eight baptised in water. As part of the evangelistic outreach, the ministry donated the following items worth GHS 2,000.00 to support the facility: gari, sugar, washing powder, liquid soap and 30 bags of sachet water.
During the evangelistic outreach in March, a sick inmate was prayed for after which the District Women’s Leader, Deaconess Abasimi, who is a Physician Assistant, prescribed medication for him. However, the members of the ministry were informed that the prison infirmary had run out of medicine for some time. The situation moved members of the ministry to solicit support to remedy the situation. With personal cash contributions from members of the ministry and the generous donation of other people, drugs worth GHS6,000.00 were purchased for the facility.
A.S.P. Eric Koba who received the medicines on behalf of the Regional Command expressed his gratitude to the Women’s Ministry for the speedy response to their plight.
“Your church leadership is really doing well in practicing what the Bible entreats everyone to do, especially with your enormous support to prisons over time,” he added.
An inmate who is the leader of the Prisons Christian Fellowship expressed gratitude to God for using the Women’s Ministry to answer one of their major prayer requests.
Upper East Prisons Regional Commander, ADP Yakubu Abugrago, expressed his excitement with the huge donation and said: “This is the first of its kind ever since I assumed office and the fact that it is coming from women is what dumbfounds me.”
The Regional Commander used the opportunity to plead for more support in terms of logistics to train the inmates with vocational skills to help them earn living as they reintegrate into society after serving their respective terms.
“Again, I want to say thank you for taking away my shame. Now, I don’t need to hide from my nurses,” he added.
As part of the visit, Elder Solomon Bayie encouraged the inmates with a sermon titled: “Be a Changed Person” based on Jeremiah 7:1-3.
He stressed the need for them to reflect on the goodness of God in their lives and allow themselves to be transformed by the Spirit of God.
Report by Harriet A. Asante.