The Church of Pentecost, Tafo Area has bestowed items worth of GHC 47, 000 to the Kumasi Central Prisons ahead of the looming Christmas.
The teachings of Jesus Christ in the Holy Bible that states “I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and you clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and you visited me not…”(Mathew 25:43)
In relation to this, the alms were specified to the Kumasi Central Prisons to reduce its economic weigh down.
The items of an amount of GHS 44,000 were:
297 toilet rolls
20 bags of rice
Sandals- 515 pieces
Gari- 32 bags
Local soap( )- 470 pieces
Salt – 11 bags
Sugar – 10 bags
Female sanitary pads- 54 packs
Yam- 200 Tubers
Loafs of Bread- 155 plus a sum of GHC 3,000 to settle their medical bills.
The Tafo Area Head of the church of Pentecost, Apostle Samuel Antwi said the teachings of the Bible entreat all Christians to give charities to the Poor, Widow, the Prisoner and many others. Therefore the Church of Pentecost with all efforts will continue to extend a helping hand to the needy all over the world.
He counselled the youth to desist immoralities and dreadful demeanours that could end their lives in jail.
On the other hand, Madam Christiana Asiedu, the Assistant Director of Prisons (ADP) who accepted the bits and pieces on behalf of the inmates commended the Church for the great alms.
She said government of Ghana can not do it alone, therefore all individuals and church bodies must emulate what the Church of Pentecost has undertaken so as to cater for the convicts.
Source: Newstimesgh.com/ Joe Marfo