The orphans flanked by the executives of the women’s Ministry
The Accra District Women’s Ministry of the Evangelical Church of Ghana (ECG) hosted a large number of orphans, who were members of the church, to a party at the forecourt of the national headquarters of the church at Mamobi last week.
The children also received a set of backpacks containing stationery and other education kits valued at GH¢2,700.
The Accra District Women’s Ministry leader, Mrs. Rebecca Ndaghanam, said the donation and the party were part of efforts by the women to reassure the orphans that though they had lost their parents, they still had people who cared about their welfare and future.
Mrs. Ndagbanam further told the children not to give up, but take their studies seriously and be children of good morals.
The District Overseer of the church, Rev. Cornelius Chamba, in a brief exhortation based on 2 Corinthians 8:9 and Galatians 6:8-10, said the Holy Scriptures admonishes Christians to always have the welfare of the less privileged in society at heart by donating to them.
Rev. Chamba added that such kind gestures go a long way to touch the hearts of recipients, and eventually transform their lives for the better.
In a brief historical account, the General Overseer of the Evangelical Church of Ghana (ECG), Rev. Daniel Gbande, said the church started in 1941 as World Evangelisation for Christ Mission (WEC) in Kpandai in the Northern Region.
According to him, the headquarters was relocated to its present location in Mamobi in 1977, and the name was changed to the Evangelical Church of Ghana (ECG).
Rev. Ghande disclosed that the church had steadily grown numerically and spiritually, boasting of close to 300 branches and outreaches, and 69 pastors serving in various capacities in the church today.
The General Overseer was happy that the church had constantly engaged in social services in the areas of education, health, adult literacy, relief work (Operation Gongong) and advocacy, among others.
Ms Sylvia Ayika of Ashaiman, a recipient of the donation, said they were touched by the donation from the women.
The JHS two pupil, who spoke on behalf of her colleagues, said that they had been made to feel loved and given the assurance that they were part of the family (the church).
BY Solomon Ofori
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