AS part of preparations by Seventh-day Adventists in Ghana to hold 2018 global evangelistic campaign dubbed : “Total Member Involvement (TMI)”, the Abuakwa SDA Church Choir has paid a visit to the Kumasi Central Prisons to show benevolence.
Under the TMI, the Northern Ghana Union Mission (NOGH) is expected to officially host the President of the General Conference, Pastor Ted Wilson to speak to the masses through global video telecast at Jubilee Park in Kumasi, the capital of Ashanti Region.
The singing group donated some items valued at GHc2,000.00 to resource the prisons and worshipped with the 1, 826 inmates comprising 1,795 males and 31 females.
The items donated during the visit on Sabbath morning are 12 cartons of toilet roll, five packs of sanitary pads, seven dozens of underwear and 10 boxes of soap.
The Abuakwa SDA Church Pastor, who doubles as the Youth and Music Director of the Central Ghana Conference (CGC), Pastor Bernard Agyare speaking at the donation ceremony said it was important to involve everybody in society on the call for attention on the Second Coming of Jesus.
He said prisoners were seen as any ordinary person and that getting into prison could happen to any Christian.
For that reason he said there was the need to minister unto the prisoners through songs and preaching.
“The Lord requires that we preach to message to the entire world including prisoner and we can do this also through song ministration”, Pastor Agyare stated.
The Officer In Charge (OIC) of Gate, Statistics and Research at the Kumasi Central Prisons, Assistant Superintendent of Prisons (ASP) Rosemonde Osei-Bonsu who received the items expressed gratitude to the choir for the benevolence.
She said the prison was faced with overcrowding and feeding problems and that it would welcome support from churches and groups to complement government efforts.
She also called for the need to assist the prisons to provide first aid services to meet the health needs of the prisoners.