The Women’s Ministry of the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC) – Sakumono, in the Teshie-Nungua Area of The Church of Pentecost, last Saturday, November 21, 2020, visited the New Life Orphanage at Nungua, Accra and donated assorted items worth about GH¢10,000.00. to the inmates ahead of Christmas.
Accompanied by their District Minister, Pastor Anthony Owusu Sekyere Kwarteng, and his wife Eunice, the women donated items such as rice, cooking oil, beverages, drinks, Tombrown from Tims foods, canned mushrooms, canned fish, sugar, powdered milk, noodles, eggs, packs of mineral water and bags of sachet water to the facility.
The rest of the items included sanitary pads, toilet rolls, bathing soaps, powdered soap, baby diapers, and used clothing among others.
They also presented an amount of GH¢ 2,000.00 to the Home to support the upkeep of the inmates.
In an exhortation, the District Women’s Ministry Leader, Deaconess Isabella Orhin, quoted Psalm 46:1-5 and Psalm 3:3, and encouraged the inmates to see God as their ultimate helper and the source of their daily provision.
“It is God who touches the hearts of the people who come here to help you. Therefore, do not think that your help is from them, but God,” she said. She encouraged them to lead a life worthy of emulation so they would become responsible and good adults in society and the world at large.
Receiving the items, the Head of the Home, Nii Afotey Botwe II, expressed his gratitude to the Women’s Ministry of the church for the support in spite of the economic challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
He appealed to individuals and other organisations to also come to their aid. According to him, families interested in adopting children from the Home can contact the Department of Social Welfare for directives.
He mentioned that the Home also supports about 240 Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and some deprived individuals who walk into the facility for food and shelter.
The District Minister, Pastor Anthony Kwarteng, prayed for both the caretakers and the inmates of the Home asking God to intervene in their spiritual, academic, health, emotional, and physiological lives.
The children expressed their joy and appreciation to God and the church through song ministrations.
Established some 20 years ago, the New Life Orphanage currently houses 92 inmates, some of whom are now schooling in tertiary institutions.
Report by Yaa Asantewaah Adu Boahene.