General News of Monday, 14 December 2015
The Most Reverend Professor Daniel Yinkah-Sarfo, Primate and Archbishop of the Anglican Internal Province of Ghana, has asked those in leadership to show humility and be answerable to the people.
They should do everything to avoid arrogance and disrespect for the very people they were supposed to lead.
He was speaking at the ordination service held for eight new deacons of the church at the Saint Cyprian the Martyr Cathedral Church in Kumasi.
They include the Rev Alexander Koduah, Rev Evans Oppong, Rev Augustine Kudolo, Rev Emmanuel Amadi, Rev Ernest Owusu Amponsah, Rev Kofi Karikari-Bonsu, Rev Philip Owusu Gyamfi and the Rev Charles Gyamfi.
Archbishop Yinkah-Sarfo asked them to work with passion to aid more people to “come to know the truth and the light”.
To be able to do this they should remain prayerful and accept to lead Christ-like lives.
He said it was by so doing that they would become good example not only to the congregation but the rest of the society.
The Most Rev Prof Yinkah-Sarfo again reminded them to unite, genuinely reconcile and help the people to live in total peace and harmony.
He said it was important for all to smooth over their differences and see themselves as the children of God.
Venerable Emmanuel Mensah, a Prolocutor of the Church in a sermon urged the newly ordained deacons to be mindful of their conduct to protect the image and dignity of the church.
He also asked the congregation to support them with prayers to enable them to perform and grow the church’s ministry.