By Gifty Arthur
The crowd’s favourite, 12-year old Godslove Ntsiwah Owusu-Ansah, was crowned winner of season three of TV3’s Christian reality show for children “The Pulpit”.
Godslove beats three other talented finalists King Jay, Kakra and Christable at the Trinity Theological College last Sunday in Accra, the venue for the finals. For her prize, she took home Five Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢5, 000.00) as grand prize together with souvenirs and products from sponsors.
Miss Owusu-Ansah, who looks unassuming and smaller than her age, is the first child of six children of her parents Evangelist Patrick and Faustina Owusu-Ansah of the Freeman Society of the Methodist Church Kumasi, in the Ashanti Region.
The form one student of the Blessing International School Primary and Junior High School (JHS) in Kumasi where she is known to have always beat all her classmates to remain the topmost student in class even at the time she was keenly competing in this show told “The Herald” that she was very excited to have participated in the competition and won, since it had always been her dream to contest in shows such as that.
According to Godslove, auditioning with over five hundred children for the show and plying the road between Kumasi and Accra on a weekly basis to participate in the show every Sunday was her major challenge but with determination and perseverance and God on her side, she has been
crowned the third winner of the popular show.
Godslove, who in one of the two rounds of the finale revealed in her preaching that she had to in the course of the show had to wake up late in
the night with her father to study the Bible to keep her in the competition, said this challenged her to do more for herself and all who look up to her.
She said for her to have emerged as the best, she is going to encourage and give support to her friends back home who have expressed interest to participate in the show and also continue to help at her church where she reads the Bible and engage in many other activities.
On the day of the finale, regular host Pastor Azigizer Jnr announced to both fans home at the venue that contestants were going to be judged according to their performance on the finale where they were given two tasked to perform and also their performance for the week before the climax.
On the two tasks, Pastor Azigizer explained that contestants were asked to preach on particular topics but in the second round, they were expected to “give their own messages”. Whiles Christable preached on “obedience”, Godslove preached on “diligence” quoting Timothy 4:15 to explain her task.
Kakra on the other hand preached on “commitment” using Daniel 6:10 whiles King Jay preached on “patience” Psalm 40:1 as his text. On their task to give their own messages, Kakra spoke about “anxiety” using Philippines 4:6-7, whiles Christable spoke on “integrity” quoting Genesis 4:3-12.
Godslove using Christians as “ambassadors of Christ” challenged Christians to be good ambassadors by quoting 2nd Corinthians 5:20 to explain her message.
After these two rounds of good teachings and preachings by the four finalists, Godslove who impressed the audience most with her impeccable Twi and English teachings was announced winner amidst shouts and applauds whiles King Josiah Dzormo Adjetey Akuetteh (King Jay), a 13-year old form two student of the Services Basic School Burma Camp Accra followed her closely winning Four Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢4, 000.00) products from sponsors and souvenirs.
A 12 year-old form two student of Maria Montessori School Kumasi Ephraim Atta Kakra Owusu Banahene came third winning Three Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢3, 000.00) souvenirs and products from sponsors whiles 12 year-old form one student from Pat-Doramo from Kumasi Chritable Amoah Mensah came fourth winning Two Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢2, 000.00) souvenirs and products from sponsors.
Present amongst the special guests were ace comedian Benson Ohene Boateng (Funny Face) and the General Secretary of the Christian Council Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong. Gospel songstress Mrs. Florence Obinim entertained patrons with her songs