The Takoradi Area of The Church of Pentecost has held a day’s seminar for the Takoradi community and its environs to promote the full inclusion of persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the church and society.
The seminar, which took place on July 9, 2022 at the A.T. Nartey Memorial Temple, Takoradi, was attended by ministers and their wives, presiding elders, officers, MPWDs committee members, district ministry committees and MPWDs volunteers across the area.
Addressing the gathering at the event on behalf of the Takoradi Area Head, Prophet Samuel Tetteh Doku urged members to demonstrate love towards persons with disabilities.
The main facilitator for the training, Pastor Alexander Nyame (National MPWDs Coordinator), outlined the church’s vision for the PWDs as captured in the five-year strategic vision of the church (Vision 2023) and challenged all to work towards the successful realisation of the vision.
Quoting from Genesis 1:26-27, he mentioned that PWDs are created in the image of God and, therefore, must not be neglected. Instead, he urged them to demonstrate love to them and lead them to Christ.
The Takoradi Area MPWDs Coordinator, Pastor Christian Asiedu Budu, expressed his profound gratitude to Pastor Nyame for educating them on the plights of PWDs and the need to care for them. He further thanked the church for its continuous support for PWDs.
The topics treated during the training programme included “MPWDs At A Glance,” “Dos And Don’ts When Interacting With MPWDs,” and “Basic Ghanaian Sign Language.”
The seminar was attended by Pastor Stephen Okyere Acheampong (Area Secretary), Pastor Stephen K. Asuo (Area Executive Committee Member), Elder Daniel K. Quaye (Area Deacon), as well as a cross-section of the area pastorate and their wives.
The National MPWDs Coordinator was accompanied by his wife, Mrs Evelyn Nyame, Moses Amankwaah and Christian Dadzie.
Report by Pastor Ernest Perbi-Asare (Takoradi Area Media Pastor)