Ghana: Maranatha Church Acknowledges the Aged

Ghana: Maranatha Church Acknowledges the Aged

(THE GHANAIAN CHRONICLE) Countries like Ghana have placed much emphasis on youth capacity building, since the adolescence are considered the future of every nation, and are to be protected by the adult generation, so that foundations that have been laid can be built upon.

This statement, indeed, has gone down really well with people, to the extent that parents especially, do all possible to hand the baton of life to their children through education and other life privileges to make them successful for the tradition to continue.

Although, the adult generation is playing its role to guide and protect the younger, they (aged) on the other hand, are being rejected and disregarded.

Some of those rejected, especially women, have accused of witchcraft, and to escape beatings, torture, and being lynched by their family members, they opt to seek refuge at witches’ camps.

Since they are denied the opportunity to defend themselves, their fates are left in the hands of poverty, drought, illness and death.

The Maranatha Church, as part of its outreach programme, organised a feast and medical screening for the aged and persons with disability in Nungua and its environs over the weekend.

The initiative, which cost thousands of Ghana cedis, according to the Head Pastor, Bishop Afotey Agbo, was about sharing what one has.

“As a church, the only way we can show love, just like Jesus Christ did through compassion, is to invite and feed and treat those who have been rejected by society,” he said.

He urged the youth to treat the aged with love, care and respect, as one day, they will also grow old.

The Chairman of Accra Great Olympics Football Club, Eric Afotey Oddae, also donated an amount of GH¢60 and bags of rice to the aged.

He said the programme is run twice every year by the church to give hope to the aged that Jesus Christ loves and care for their welfare, and even after death, there is hope of life with the Creator, God.

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