From Samuel Mensah Torbizo, Kumasi
Jubilee Pastures, the Kotei branch of the Fountain Gate Chapel, as part of activities marking its first anniversary celebration, has made donations to the Kumasi Children’s Home.
The item presented to the orphanage include, bags of rice , boxes of ideal and peak milk , toiletries , gallons of cooking oil and assorted drinks and food. Speaking to the media after the presentation, Pastor Kwadwo Aforo, who is in charge of the branch said, apart from focusing on the spiritual needs of the congregation, it was equally incumbent on the church to extend benevolent hand to the young ones at the home.
“Christian life should be practicalized along with the spiritual growth of the people entrusted into our hands . As shepherds we must also cater for the physical needs of the people, not only those who are our church members, this is because when someone is hungry, he would not be ready to listen to the Word of God,” he said .
According to Pastor Aforo, giving to the needy in society is one of the cardinal principles of Christianity, as Jesus himself in his Ministry talked about love through giving.
Helping the afflicted persons through giving, is one of the mandatory acts in Christianity, he said, though the branch is very young, it had been very instrumental in giving to the under privileged persons.
He cited an example that, recently he led the congregation to donate a large consignment of second hand clothes to some villages in the Northern Ghana. Ms. Lucy Mensah, child care assistant of the home who received the items, expressed her gratitude to the pastor and the entire congregation for considering the plight of the children.
She was of the view that the items donated would go a long to help in the running of the home. Ms. Mensah capitalized on the occasion to call on other entities and individuals who are in better position to always remember their young ones at the home and make donations towards their up keep.