The Women’s Ministry of the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC) Sakumono, has embarked on a Chaplaincy/Evangelism outreach to the Tetteh Ocloo State School for the Deaf, located at Adjei Kojo, near Ashaiman in the Greater Accra Region.
The visit, which took place on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, was part of the aggressive evangelism embarked on by the church in November.
The Resident Minister for PIWC-Sakumono, Pastor Solomon Kwasi Kyei, who accompanied the women encouraged the students not to look at their limitations in life but to serve the Lord in any capacity they can.
He read from 1 Samuel 7:9 and urged the students to know that the Lord is with them in every endeavour of their lives and that the Lord will cut off all those who are against them and make their names great.
On her part, the District Women’s Ministry Leader for PIWC-Sakumono, Deaconess Isabella Gyau Orhin, admonished the students to see the God Almighty as their helper.
“Everybody needs a helper: Parents help children and older siblings also assist younger ones,” she said, adding, “Our greatest helper is God, he loves us and wants to help us from our sins.”
Deaconess Orhin read from Isaiah 54:10, Psalm 3:3, and Hebrews 13:6, among other scriptures, and encouraged the students not to be afraid but to hold on and rely on God who is their refuge and strength and ever-present help in times of trouble.
According to the headmaster of the school, Mr Isaac Arthur, the school has been in existence since 1965. It was previously located in Osu and since 2000, it moved to its current location, Adjei Kojo, he said.
Mr Arthur indicated that the founder of the school, Dr. Seth Lawrence Tetteh-Ocloo, was the first deaf African to graduate from the university and founded the Ghana National Association of the Deaf.
He thanked the leadership of the church for the kind gesture. He, however, asked for more visitation and support in terms of food items for the students.
The state school for the deaf is purely a government boarding school with about 330 students. Some of them have multiple disabilities aside from being deaf. In all, the school has about 41 teachers who teach from lower primary to junior high and vocational departments such as hairdressing, carpentry, Information Communication Technology, Kente weaving, and catering services, among others.
Report by Yaa Asantewaah Adu Boahene.