General News of Thursday, 3 January 2019
Source: Herman Kwame Kumatsey
The Ga West Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) on last Sunday erected a new District.
Known as The Sakaman District, it is carved out of the Dansoman District and becomes the 14th District to be erected since the creation of the new Ga West Presbytery.
The District which has the Ramseyer Congregation, Sakaman as its head station will have five other Congregations of the PCG under its supervision and direction.
At the colourful ceremony which brought together both past and present Ministers of the church, representatives from sister Congregations and Districts as well as jubilant members alike, the First District Minister, Rev. Emmanuel Awaitey Anneh was also inducted into office.
In a sermon themed; “the family, the future of the Church”, the Chairperson of the Ga West Presbytery, Rev. Daniel A. Nyarko encouraged the church and parents to take a keen interest in the nurturing of children and youth to build a much responsible society in the nearest future.
“The family stands for the future of the church. Let us give opportunity to the young ones to grow in Christ while providing them with adequate education and eventually they will become responsible citizens to lead this country to prosperity,” he noted.
Rev. Nyarko tasked the new District to “bridge the wall between the adult and children service. Focus attention on that area, provide all needed resources for them and their teachers because when the children are well groomed then we have a better church tomorrow.”
The new District Minister, Rev. Emmanuel Awaitey Anneh in an address ascribed glory to the Lord for the feat chalked and rallied the support of members in the District to “forge ahead as one body with a common agenda of reaching out to the world.”
He outlined his vision to champion quality and exemplary Christian living among members while striving to encourage “sound doctrine in this period of religious proliferation, conflicting and questionable Christian practices” to promote growth of the church.
Rev. Anneh believed the District was “receiving her marching orders at a time the entire PCG is sending her people to go and make disciples of all nations and we cannot afford to disobey.
We must work together to aid the work of evangelism in the church and also support each other to grow,” he urged.
The Dansoman District (mother district), presented the new Sakaman District with GHc 10,000 and a bible to kick-start its operations.