Accra, Aug. 21, GNA – Ghanaian youth have been
advised to eschew all forms of evil and not to allow politicians to use them as
tools to foment trouble during the impending general elections.
They must also live morally upright lives and
to channel all their energies towards activities that would help to contribute
their quota to national development.
Reverend Raphael Mac Attih, the Synod Clerk of
the Global Evangelical Church, gave the advice as the Main Speaker at the 2016
Youth Camp held at the Volta Regional Capital, Ho.
The five-day Youth Camp was on the theme: “The
“Kingdom Lifestyle”, and brought together over six thousand young men and women
drawn from all the fifteen presbyteries of the Church.
Rev Attih said the youth who are the nation’s
future have the key to reverse the unfortunate and perverse trend in the world
He said “Jesus did not leave his disciples in
doubt as to the quality and manner of life they should live here on earth.
Clearly on the mount, He spelt out the kingdom principles for living. These are
the things to pursue as the end of the age draws close if our life and service
will be commended when he returns. Let us be resolved in our hearts that Jesus
is the only correct pattern that the Father set before us.”
The Synod Clerk mentioned righteousness,
humility and meekness as some virtues of the Kingdom of God and urged the youth
to pursue such virtues.
Right Rev Dr Setorwu Ofori, the Moderator of
the Church in a sermon themed: “Let Go and Pursue” at the Thanksgiving Service
to climax the Youth Camp, urged the youth to depart from all negative
tendencies in their lives and pursue righteousness.
He said as Kingdom children, there was the
need to let go of vices such as anger, unforgiveness, self pity, unworthy
relationships, indecent dressing saying God has given them the power to
overcome them all.
The Moderator urged the youth to go back as
worthy ambassadors of Christ and for that matter the Global Evangelical Church,
living all that they were taught during the five days stay at the Camp.
Rev Hoenyeame Arise Kodzo Agbesinyale,
National Youth Coordinator, expressed appreciation to God for His faithfulness
and for sustaining him successfully during his eight years tenure in office and
also lifting the Ministry to a higher level.
He entreated the youth to support the incoming
Coordinator, Rev Emmanuel Kporfor in all his endeavours in order to move the