Accra, Dec. 31, GNA - The General Overseer
of the Royal Evangelical Church and the Evangelical Group Reverend Thomas
Aborah has called on churches to support orphans as a basic commandment of God.
He made the call during an end of year thanksgiving service of the church in Accra.
The event dubbed: “Smile a child,’’ is an annual programme instituted by the church to celebrate Christmas with orphans.
Speaking on the theme: “The essence of Christmas,” Rev Aborah said Christmas is important because Jesus Christ came on earth to live with the human race.
He noted that the presence of Jesus Christ on earth was a plan for God to extend His kingdom and therefore asked Christians to reach out to the poor especially orphans if they want to enjoy the fruit of the kingdom.
He stated that one of the major responsibilities of the church is to reach out to the poor through giving, citing the biblical principle of God offering His only son as a form of sacrifice to save humanity.
“The wonderful miracle of God was allowing Jesus to find a way to the human race without being contaminated”.
The event which is an annual programme put together by the church for the past 10 years brought together more than 500 children from the Osu children’s home in the Greater Accra Region, the Royal Seed Home from the Central Region and Home of Care and Protection in the Eastern Region.