Methodist Presiding Bishop urges transformational activities during Easter festivity

Rev. Dr Paul Boafo, the Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church of Ghana, has urged Ghanaians to engage in transformational activities during the Easter festivity. Speaking at a news conference in , he urged Ghanaians to use the celebration to transform their lives and that of the nation.

He added that the death of Jesus Christ should serve as a beacon of hope to stir Christians through these challenging times. He said, “The resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ brings us hope and transformation and makes us an instrument of hope and transformation in our world where we are faced with fears, insecurity, and challenges of our time.”

The Bishop advised that Christians should reflect on the importance of Easter and avoid any form of dishonesty, selfishness, bribery, and .

He added that Easter should turn people away from their selfishness, dishonesty, indecency, bribery, and indiscipline in society. The Bishop also entreated Ghanaians to use Easter as a pillar to help turn efforts towards ending the political, institutional, family, and ethnic-religious wounds plaguing our society.

Rev. Dr. Boafo pleaded that Christians should give a helping hand to the needy, the vulnerable, and the oppressed in society through the transformation derived from the death of Jesus Christ. He said, “This season of Easter must engender a new attitude towards the cry of the vulnerable, the displaced, the refugee, those who are abused, especially women and children, people with disabilities, the neglected, the oppressed and the downtrodden.”

The Most Rev. Dr Boafo has been elected as the new President of the Africa Methodist Council (AMC). The election took place on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at the Council's 2nd Annual General Meeting in , and was witnessed by heads of the Methodist Church across the African continent.

He takes over from the Rev Joseph Ntombura Mwaine, the Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church in . He is to serve a four-year term, during which Ghana will be a focal point for many activities of . The Most Rev. Dr Boafo has also been elected chairman of the Ghanaian Evangelism Mission.

The Easter celebration, the most important event on the Christian calendar, started on Sunday, April 2, with the Palm Sunday service. It commemorates the death of Jesus Christ to atone for the sins of man and His resurrection to reconcile believers with God eternally. The Presiding Bishop wished Ghanaians a joyous and incident-free Easter.

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