THE Sector One of Women Ministries of Central Ghana Conference (CGC) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, a women group in the church, has presented a number of food items, sweeties, assorted drinks and second hand clothing to resource the female section of the Kumasi Central Prisons.
The items valued at GHc1, 000.00 would support life at the prison, making it easier for the inmates to earn the living.
At a presentation ceremony in Kumasi, the leader of the sector, Mrs Olivia Adu Owusu Achiaw said reaching out to the inmates as needy in society was responsibility of the church.
She said the church was being guided by the theme: “Reach the world”, and that doing benevolence to the needy was part of attempt to reach the world.
She advised the female inmates to remain calm and have faith and trust in God as their Creator, adding that they use the opportunity of being at the prison to reform their lives.
She however, asked society to accept the inmates and help in their proper reformation after serving their prison entences.
The Kwadaso District Pastor of the SDA and Trustee of the CGC, Pastor Benjamin Appiah who had earlier on preached a sermon asked the inmates to learn from their mistakes and improve on them though they were still cramming in prison.
He quoted from Revelation 21:4 to assure the inmates it was only with repentance and freedom from sin that would they join the saints to have a nice time with God.
He said there would be a time, God would wipe away the tears from the eyes of His people and asked the inmates to prepare to be part of these people.
The Prison Officer in charge of the Female Section of the Kumasi Central Prison, Assistant Superintendent of Prison (ASP) Gladys Adu who received the items expressed gratitude to the group and like Oliver Twist, asked for more of the benevolence.