‘Don’t Despise the Youth’

A cross-section of the youth and their executives receiving prayers. INSET: Prophet Davis Akuffo-Addo

Prophet Davis Akuffo-Addo, a Senior Pastor of the Creator’s Blessing Church in Accra, has cautioned Ghanaians against acts that undermine the youth of the country.

According to him, the youth were important in the development of the country.

He stated that any country that despises its youth would eventually fail, indicating that “do not act in such a manner that anybody shall despise you on account of your youthful age.”

Prophet Akuffo-Addo, speaking in an interaction with DAILY GUIDE on the sidelines of the launch of the Youth Ministry of the Church on the theme: “Glory of Your Youth,” was emphatic that the youth have a significant role to play in the development of the country.

Making reference to the Bible, the man of God stated that Timothy was a young man but his age was not a barrier to achieving his mission because he was not undermined in the society.

He tasked the youth to use their talents to serve God and country.

In a sermon, Richard Kumah, the youth chaplain, stated that the youth must use their energies usefully.

He said some youth do not respect the elderly and have no patience in life, adding that the youth must love each other and be devoted to God.

Ernest De-Graft Morrison, an elder of the Church who chaired the event, in a keynote address, admonished the youth to lead lives worthy of emulation and shun questionable behavior.

In a speech, Kojo Abedoo Dadzie Youth President, said the purpose of the launch was to officially make the Youth Ministry an avenue for the growth and development of the church.

“We want to ensure that the Youth Ministry becomes the foundation for the growth and development of our beloved church…” he said.

Mr Dadzie further indicated that “we also intend to promote among the youth social, spiritual, educational and career programmes that will adequately meet their physical and spiritual needs.”

The launch was preceded by a health walk on Saturday.

Prophet Isaac Owusu Atta, the senior prophet of the church, was also in attendance.

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By Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson