BY BENJAMIN TANDOH
The Superintendent Minister and members of the Evangelism Team of the Mt Sinai Methodist Society, Atomic- Kwabenya in Accra have visited the Kwabenya Police Station to share the Word of God with police officers and suspects in custody.
The visit, according to the Superintendent Minister, the Very Rev. Felix Kwame Korankye Tawiah Danquah forms part of activities marking the church’s 50th Anniversary, the climax of which will be held in August. It is also in line with the church’s vision to reach out to the “neglected sheep” to draw them closer to God.
The Very Rev. Danquah reiterated the need for churches to help the youth to “turn to God in this present time, when they are exposed to all manner of negative influences.” He also urged the youth to focus on living a chaste life to save themselves from trouble.
According to him, the church as one body is mandated to help rescue lost souls, pointing out that, though the church is doing well in this task, there is more to be done. This, he said, will help to reduce indiscipline among the youth.
“The best way to set people free is to give them the Word of God. To this end, he said the Mt Sinai Methodist Society was committed to winning more souls for Christ, adding that, they had outlined a number of activities aimed at accomplishing that assignment.
The Very Rev. Danquah said, “Jubilee is about liberation that is, giving liberty to those in captivity. In view of this, we have made it our mandate to reach out to the people by embarking on door-to-door evangelism, sharing brochures and going on floats”.
“In between our two services, the young ones go out to win souls. We are also planning to plant churches across the community,” he told the DAILY HERITAGE.
Mr Clifford Duke Mettle, Chairman, 50th Anniversary Committee, Mount Sinai Methodist Church, explained that, the initiative was in line with the mission of the Methodist Church, Ghana.
He said the church aims at rescuing the perishing souls in the community in which it operates, hence the visit.
“The police station happens to be part of the community. The idea was to go there and meet with the inmates and police officers to share Christ with them because that is the instruction from Christ and it’s called the Great Commission,” he said.
He disclosed that, the visit to the police station was first of more to come, and added that, they were focused on fulfilling the aim of the Methodist Church, Ghana.
Mr Mettle further explained that the visit was also aimed at inculcating the habit of evangelism in the youth of the church, saying, “We would like them to take it up from wherever we reach.”
He stated that, the church is looking forward to collaborating with Non-Governmental Organisations that work on new converts in order to maintain their prospects.
The church presented food and drinks to the cell inmates.
The Counter Non-Commissioned Officer at the Kwabenya Police Station, Sgt Emmanuel Kwarkoh expressed his gratitude to the members of the Mount Sinai Methodist Society for their kind gesture.
He was of the opinion that, there would be less people in the cells if churches reached out to the youth to teach them about the Word of God.
“When churches embark on exercises like this and extend this to the communities, I’m sure there will be less crime in the society, which will also help to decongest the prison and police cells across the country,” he said.