Regina Benneh, GNA
Jenjemireja (B/A) Jan. 02, GNA - Prophet Daniel Ansu, Head of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana’s Getsemane Prayer Camp at Jenjemireja in the Jaman South District of Brong-Ahafo Region has donated items worth over GH₵30,000.00 to 150 beneficiaries.
The beneficiaries, mostly widows, widowers and orphans in that community received items which included detergents, foot wears, cutlasses, bicycles and assorted kinds of food such as bags of rice and cooking oils.
Making the donation, Prophet Ansu said whoever donates to the needy; particularly widows, widowers and orphans in diverse ways do it to God and would be rewarded accordingly.
He said the gesture was an expression of love and compassion to those recipients to make the celebration of the season enjoyable because the essence of the festive occasion is to replicate the love of Jesus Christ to the needy and the vulnerable in the society.
Prophet Ansu implored Christians to be compassionate to the needy everywhere, saying that it was a divine command for every Christian to give because, “God first gave Jesus Christ, His only begotten son to humanity for salvation and peace to make life on earth peaceful”.
He said the Camp, on humanitarian grounds had been able to establish a rehabilitation Centre to be able to reform and transform the lives of the youth who had become addicted to drugs, alcoholism, prostitution and occultism.
Prophet Ansu said the Centre had already trained about 200 youth who were in such situation and were now totally changed; adding that, some of them had gone back to school while others were learning different trades.
He appealed to individual philanthropists and government to help in the completion of a building project to accommodate more inmates to have a change of life.
Prophet Ansu said there was a mental health practitioner, a psychiatric nurse attached to the Prayer Camp for mental health patients who come to the centre to receive treatment.
The Right Reverend Fei Hyeamang, the Chairman of West-Brong Presbytery entreated contemporary pastors to de-emphasise the preaching of prosperity messages but rather proclaim messages that could encourage people to seek the welfare of the needy in their communities.
Mr. Emmanuel Adjei, a beneficiary at the camp testified that he was a drunkard for years and was therefore rejected by his relations and friends but, “through prayer support at the Camp, God through Jesus Christ has changed me” and urged others in such situations to follow suit for their “breakthroughs”.