Accra, Oct. 8, GNA – The Women’s Ministry of
the Global Evangelical Church has ended its 2018 triennial International
Convention with a thanksgiving service to crown the week long programme.
In all, over 7,000 women drawn from all the
fifteen presbyteries of the church and some of the foreign branches including
USA, Togo and Burkina Faso participated in the convention held at the church’s
Convention and Prayer Retreat Centre at Adaklu Wumenu, near Ho.
The celebration was on the theme: “Making
Disciples, Women Kingdom Builders”.
Dr. Mrs. Shine Ofori, wife of the Moderator of
the Church, who was the main speaker for the convention, called on women to use
their inherent virtues to transform their communities in particular and the
country at large.
She said as recorded in John 4:28-30 anyone
who met Jesus experienced positive change, adding that “just like the Samaritan
woman, let us go back to our various places and introduce all to the saving
knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Right Rev. Dr. Setorwu Ofori, Moderator of the
Church, in a sermon on the convention theme, said the encounter between Jesus
Christ and the Samaritan woman was an urgent call on the church to reshape its
ministries to focus on the needy in the society.
He said, “Ministry should be more than just
shouting and stamping of our feet but rather be tailored to meet the needs of
The Moderator therefore appealed to the church
to emulate Jesus to design its sermons, programmes and activities to address
the varied needs of people, adding that, “remember, Jesus said, He did not come
for the healthy but for the sick”.
As part of the convention, the Women donated
assorted products to the Female Ward of the Volta Regional Hospital, Trafalgar,
The items estimated at about Five Thousand
Ghana Cedis (GHc 5000.00) included quantities of branded bed sheets with
pillows, detergents, toilet rolls and bottled water.
Rev. Mrs. Vivian Doh, the National Coordinator
of the Women’s Ministry, who led the delegation to the hospital observed that,
as women, “we are touched by the plights of our own who are at the hospital
suffering from various conditions and we are here to bring hope to them”.
She said, it was part of the Ministry’s
Christian duty to extend a helping hand to the needy and also a gesture of our
corporate social responsibility as good citizens of the country.
The National Coordinator led the women to pray
for those on admission and the hospital in general.
Madam Innocentia Gborblorvor, the Nurse
Manager of the Hospital, registered the facility’s gratitude to the Global
Evangelical Women for their timely support.
He assured the women that the items would be
used for their intended purposes and further appealed to others to emulate the