The Ejisu Good News Centre Assemblies of God church has demonstrated its commitment to supporting vulnerable groups by donating food items valued at GH¢25,000.00 to the inmates of the Kumasi Central Prisons.
The generous donation included bags of rice, boxes of bottled water, toiletries, and cooking oil, among other essential items aimed at assisting the inmates in their daily lives.
Reverend Augustine Acheampong, the Head Pastor of the church, presented the items and explained that the church recognized the hardships faced by inmates, particularly amid the recent economic challenges in the nation.
He highlighted the church's commitment to following the teachings of Christ, which emphasize the importance of showing love and compassion to those in need, including prisoners.
Rev. Acheampong emphasized the church's role as a compassionate ministry, stating that it is essential for members to be human-centred and support the less privileged in society.
He urged the public not to view inmates as societal outcasts but as individuals in need of Christ's guidance during their reformation process, ultimately contributing to the socio-economic development of the country.
Furthermore, Rev. Acheampong called on other churches to follow suit and regularly visit prisons and children's homes to demonstrate love and support for inmates.
Chief Superintendent Stella Ama Catherline, the Chaplain of the Prisons, expressed gratitude for the generous gesture from the church and assured that the donated items would be used judiciously to enhance the living conditions of the inmates.
She also appealed to individuals, churches, and organizations to emulate the Ejisu Good News Centre Assemblies of God church by donating towards the upkeep of inmates on an ongoing basis.
By Muyid Deen Suleman; Editing by Dennis Gyamfi