The church should show empathy towards the needy-Ahensan Methodist Pastor

Very Reverend Kingsley Kyei Baffuor presenting some of the items to DSP Adam Muhammed Jamal, Officer in charge of Inmate training and ICT at Manhyia Prisons.

The Very Reverend Kingsley Kyei Baffuor, Superintending Minister for the Ahensan Circuit of the Methodist Church has rallied Christians to show care towards the needy in the society.

This, he stressed is the sum total of the christian values as bequeathed to the church by Christ Jesus.

Speaking to the Ghanaian Observer newspaper last Saturday after leading the Mount Zion Methodist Church-Ahensan to donate detergents, foodstuffs and toileteries to the Manhyia prisons, the servant of God called on the church to do more for the needy.

The Minister of the gospel urged Christians to visit the orphanage, prisons as well as places where they would find the needy and help out any way they could.

”The Bible encourages us to laugh with those who are laughing and show care to those who are hurting so that we can represent Christ fully in all we do as a church”, Very Rev Kyei Baffuor stressed.

The Minister said the Ahensan Methodist Church having received some briefing from the Manhyia Prisons officials decided to help out with what they had.

He noted the Church had before the donation exercise paid in full the fees of three (3) inmates who were taking courses in Information Communication technology( ICT) and others.

The Ahensan Methodist branch, Minister Baffuor  revealed has also decided to sponsor in full the tuition of four (4) inmates every academic year.

As a goodwill gesture on his part, the servant of God pledged a yearly donation from his family to the Manhyia prisons so as to augment what others may be giving to the State outfit.

Receiving the items on behalf of the Prison Authorities, DSP Adam Muhammed Jamal, officer in-charge of inmate training and ICT thanked the Methodist church for the gesture.

He also commended the church for showing interest in the operations at the Manhyia Prisons.

The recent interaction between his outfit and the Church, he noted has brought the latter to appreciate the difficulties the Prisons face including the lack of funds for registering inmates on courses they offer in ICT and the National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI) programs.

He urged the public as well as corporate organisations to emulate the example of the church by helping out to offset some of the fees inmates bear to educate themselves while serving terms at the Prisons.

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