BY BENJAMIN TANDOH
THE BISHOP of the Northern Accra Diocese of the Methodist Church Ghana, Rt. Rev. Prof. Joseph Edusa-Eyison, has urged Ghanaian youth to focus on living a chaste life.
This, he indicated, was one of the surest ways to end the problem of political vigilantism currently facing the country, adding that, it will be appropriate for the youth to consult the elderly, or the church, in the case of Christians, before they take certain decisions in their lives.
Speaking to the press at a ceremony to inaugurate the Kwabenya Circuit of the Methodist Church, and the induction of the Superintendent Minister of the Circuit at the Mount Sinai Methodist Church, Atomic, Kwabenya, Accra, Rt. Rev. Prof. Edusa-Eyison stressed that there was the need for the youth in the country to be educated properly to appreciate the good things in life.
“As youth, especially the Christians, you must try and live your lives as good Christians. If you are in school concentrate on your studies and do well, and if you are working then concentrate on the work that God has given to you. Try and do well so that you will not put yourselves into this political vigilantism”.
“The people who encourage them to engage in these acts, where are their children? The youth must take cues from this,” he said.
On how the church could help the youth to live an improved Christian life, Rt. Rev. Prof. Edusa-Eyison was of the opinion that the church must continue to educate the youth on the importance of living a worthy Christian life.
He said, “We need to help them to appreciate how far they’ve come and help them to realise the qualities, gifts and talents that God has blessed them with.”
He stated that, the Methodist Church of Ghana is focused on helping the youth of the country, and indicated that, “we acknowledge the status of the youth.”
Touching on the inauguration of the Kwabenya Circuit, Rt. Rev. Prof. Edusa-Eyison said the initiative will help the church to spread its duties to help the growth of Christianity in the communities in particular and the country as a whole.
“We like to always encourage people to live in unity and love one another, because these are things that, when you are not careful, would be lost on the people,” he explained.
The Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church Ghana, The Most Rev. Dr Paul K. Boafo, congratulated the leaders and members of the new Circuit and charged them to sustain the zeal to do the will and work of God at all times.
“Let not your enthusiasm for the work of God end with the inauguration of the Circuit, but be renewed every day so that the Lord will add to your numbers daily”, he said.
“Go all out to the communities and call the wanderers home to Christ Jesus. Remember, you have no business whatsoever but to win souls,” he reminded the congregation.
For his part, the newly inducted Superintendent Minister of the Kwabenya Circuit, The Very Rev. Felix Tawiah Korankye Danquah called on members of the Circuit to help him and the church as a whole to discharge their duties to the glory of God and the benefit of humanity.
According to him, his pre-pastoral training has equipped him for the task ahead, and added that, “As a Methodist, you have to go through a lot. So before you are selected and inducted as a Superintendent Minister, you must have gone through the mill.”
The Member of Parliament for Dome-Kwabenya, Ms Sarah Adwoa Sarfo, who was a special guest at the ceremony, expressed her gratitude to the Methodist Church for its decision to make the Kwabenya section, a Circuit.
Ms Sarfo, who is also the Minister in-charge of Procurement, called on members of the Methodist Church and Christians in general to pray for the President and his government for wisdom and strength to develop the country.
“If we don’t rely on God for directions to execute our duties, it will be difficult for us [government].
She presented a gift to the Circuit saying, “We bring this offering to ask for God’s grace upon the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his government”.
The ceremony attracted many senior Ministers of the Methodist Church Ghana, politicians and other dignitaries.
About Kwabenya Circuit
The decision to carve Kwabenya Circuit out of the Dzorwulu Circuit was confirmed in 2018 and the approval was given during the 10th Biennial/ 48 Annual Conference of the Methodist Church in Sekondi.
The Circuit is made up of the Kwabenya Hills Nursery Society, Ascension Methodist Church, Grace Methodist Church, Victory Methodist Church, and the Narhman Methodist Society, with Mount Sinai Society as the Circuit Head.