Former Presby Moderator raises $76,000 in New York church
Former Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, The Very Rev. Dr. Yaw Frimpong-Manso has admonished Christians to avail and commit themselves to God’s command of spreading the ‘Good News’ to all nations.
He says the world is full of perishing souls, some of who have had “their freedoms trampled upon by the minority few, but wealthy ungodly class” and that these souls “are calling for liberation and freedom which only God can give through His faithful ones answering His call”.
Rev. Frimpong-Manso, who is now the resident pastor of the Emmanuel Presbyterian Reformed Church (EPRC) in the Bronx, New York, made the call during the church’s annual harvest held at the Woodlawn and Ogden branches.
Whilst tasking Christians to promote God’s kingdom on earth, Rev. Frimpong-Manso called on the congregation to give generously to support the Church’s missions.
He decried the tendency for some Christians to expect from God without giving back to support His work.
The harvest raised $20,000 at the Woodlawn branch and a further $56,000 at the Ogden branch.
“We raised $20,000 at Woodlawn this year as against $11,000 last year and about $56,000 at Ogden as against $29,000 last year” Rev. Frimpong-Manso said. He expressed gratitude to special guests, some of who arrived from Ghana.
The church plans to renovation of the Woodlawn Sanctuary and acquire a new place of worship for the Ogden congregation.
The EPRC was formed in 1998 by some members of the then Presbyterian Church of Ghana in Harlem and has grown from meeting in the house of one of the progenitors to become a thriving mission with several hundreds of members.
The church received a major boost in June this year with the appointment of one of its members, Dr. David Ofori Jnr. as the first African moderator of the New York Presbytery as well as the arrival of Rev. Dr. Frimpong-Manso to head the church.
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