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Youth Ministry, Gideons International Give To Senior Correctional Centre

The Youth Ministry of The Church of Pentecost, in partnership with the Gideons International, has donated 350 copies of the Holy Bible and 300 copies of the Streams of Living Water devotional guide to the Senior Correctional Centre, formerly known as the Borstal Institute for juveniles of the Ghana Prisons Service.

Other items donated include 5 boxes of medicated soap, hand sanitizers and tissues. The Bibles were provided by the Gideons International, which is an association of Christian business and professional men and their wives dedicated to telling people about Jesus through associating together for service, sharing personal testimony, and by providing Bibles and New Testaments, while the Youth Ministry of the church provided the daily devotional guide and the other items.

Presenting the items to the facility in Accra on Thursday, May 14, 2020, the Patron of the Youth Ministry, Apostle Samuel Osei Asante, who doubles as the Area Head of Koforidua and Executive Council Member of the church, was hopeful that the Lord will use the Bible and the devotional guide to minister to both inmates and officers of the centre.

The Youth Director of the church, Pastor Ebenezer Hagan, on his part, said that The Church of Pentecost has been very concern about the social life of the people in the nation, especially during the COVID-19 period as the Chairman, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, and other leaders of the church have gone to various extent to show the love of God to the people of Ghana.

He noted that the Youth Ministry in partnership with the Gideons International decided to come to the Senior Correctional Centre to show the love of God to the inmates. “The reason behind this gesture is that Jesus Christ loves everybody no matter who we are. We think that the church must show this love to everyone including the inmates of the centre,” he added.

Receiving the items, an Assistant Director of Prisons (ADP) David Ofosu Addo, on behalf of the Regional Director of Prisons, Officers and inmates of the facility, thanked the Youth Ministry of The Church of Pentecost and the Gideons International for the kind gesture.

“We believe in the Holy Spirit and God. We hope this will build us spiritually, both officers and inmates even in this time of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said, adding, “We thank you for this kind intervention of yours. We hope it will not end here but it will continue. We pray that this kind of relationship will continue beyond COVID-19.”

The Country Director of Gideons International, Mr John Paul, was present to grace the occasion. Also present were some PENSA Travelling Secretaries as well as officers of the Ghana Prisons Service, including Deputy Director of Prisons (DDP) Mrs Florence Asantewaa Appiah.


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