Accra, Nov 08, GNA - Reverend David Kwadwo Ofosuhene, National Coordinator, Orphan Sunday Ghana, has called on Christians to partake in the celebration of Orphan Sunday to awake the community and civil society organisations to God’s call to care for the Orphan.
The event which is marked on every second Sunday of November each year would be marked 12th November this year.
He reminded Christians around the world to celebrate the love of God and defend the fatherless.
Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Accra, Rev Ofosuhene said there was an urgent need for every local Church to cultivate the discipline of building sustainable opportunities to enable the vulnerable in society experience God’s love.
Quoting from the Bible, Rev Ofosuhene noted that, what God the Father considers to be pure and genuine religion was “to take care of orphans and widows in their suffering and to keep oneself from being corrupted by the world”.
He said it was the responsibility of Christians especially leaders to sensitize the public on the need to develop interest in foster parenting, adding that “we must consider their education and treat them as our own biological children”.
The National Coordinator described the initiative as an advocacy tool that would awaken the body of Christ nationwide to the urgent need to rescue children by offering a variety of best practice interventions, so far as orphan care was concerned.
Rev Ofosuhene told the GNA that the celebration began on 6th November and it would end on 12th November, with activities such as news conference to create more awareness on the need to support orphans and the vulnerable children in society.
He said there would be radio discussions with stakeholders, a donation to His Majesty Happy Home in Somanya, all night service for orphans, sports activities/ health education and finally the observance of the orphan Sunday to provide spiritual support to orphans across the country.
The National Coordinator, who called on the media to support the campaign also added that individuals who were searching for Coordinators in their area could contact the team via firstname.lastname@example.org
The Orphan Challenge nationally is a major societal problem which the Church is best placed to address, while working with government agencies and other key stakeholders such as Non Governmental and Civil Society Organisations.
With a nationwide Orphan Sunday, Orphan Sunday Ghana seeks to add a unified voice and coordinated effort for every orphan to grow up in a safe and nurturing permanent loving family and to know their Heavenly Father.