The Kpatinga District in the Yendi Area of The Church of Pentecost has held a love feast for the inmates of the Kpatinga Witches Camp in the Northern Region.
A total of twenty-four (24) inmates and their grandchildren, benefitted from the kind gesture by the church.
Addressing the inmates in a short exhortation at the event which took place recently at the supposed witch camp, Overseer Daniel Nana Sei Mensah, Kpatinga District Minister of The Church of Pentecost, said that the gesture was part of the ‘Possessing the Nations’ agenda of the Vision 2023 of the church, where every sphere of the society needs to enjoy and benefit from the love of Jesus Christ.
Reading from John 4:1-42, he stated that the Samaritan woman Jesus met at the well was under the accusations of the town because she had five husbands. However, when she had an encounter with Jesus, she transformed into an evangelist and spread the gospel across.
“The situation of the inmates at the camp is similar to that of the Samaritan woman, because of how their communities have treated them, hence the need for them to encounter the love of Jesus,” he explained.
In response, Mariama Neindow, leader of the inmates, expressed her gratitude to The Church of Pentecost for feasting and dining with them. She joined her other inmates to sing and dance in joy to the glory of God.
On his part, Adam Musah, Caretaker of the Kpatinga Witches Camp, mentioned that most of the inmates had been abandoned by their families putting much pressure on the management of the camp.
He indicated that the presence of The Church of Pentecost there would bring a great change in their lives as society sees them as outcasts.
He then called on the church to their aid by adopting the camp and regularly conducting services for them.
Present were Mrs. Judith Naa Ode Mensah, Kpatinga District Minister’s wife, Deacon Addai Marfo, Kpatinga District Financial Secretary, Deaconess Jennifer Notob, Kpatinga District Women’s Ministry Leader, Sister Comfort Adwoa Farbia, Kpatinga Central Assembly Women’s Ministry Leader, and Sister Diana Pakindam, Kpatinga Women’s Ministry Executive Member.
The Kpatinga Witches Camp is among the dominant six witch camps in the Northern Region of Ghana. The rest are in Bonyasi, Gambaga, Gnani, Kukuo, and Naabuli.
Report by Overseer Daniel Nana Sei Mensah.