Rev. Seven Boateng (first left) with members of the Sibley Presbyterian Church presenting the items to Osei Owusu
The Assemblies of God, Ghana, (Empowerment Center), in collaboration with the Sibley Presbyterian Church, USA, has donated food items, clothing and toys worth GH¢10,000 to the Rescue Mission Orphanage.
The donation, which formed part of the 10th anniversary of the AG, (Empowerment Center), was to support the orphanage to care for the children.
Rev. Steven Boateng, Head Pastor of the church, who made the donation, noted the importance of showing love to the less privileged like orphans, especially during the season of love.
He said instead of focusing on our family and friends, we should also remember the less privileged in society.
“Love is about sharing and caring and doing good onto others, the Bible says for God so loved the world that he gave…so actually love always precede giving,” he said.
Rev. Boateng also encouraged other churches and all Ghanaians to follow suit and come to the aid of the orphanage.
“They are doing a very good job and we think that they need support,” he added.
Mr. Osei Owusu, who received the items, said his poor background and difficult upbringing informed his decision to start the Rescue Mission Orphanage, which also runs a school.
He said so far about 70 children are on scholarship at the school, with the first batch of 10 children going to the Senior High School (SHS), adding that such donations greatly assist the orphanage in caring for the needy children.
“Donations like these help us because there are times when we have financial challenges and things like these happen and it is a miracle, we are very grateful because we were not expecting this from them. Our doors are open to organizations who would want to support us and we assure them that the items will be given to the children,” he said.
By Jamila Akweley Okertchiri