The Superintendent Minister of the Airport East Circuit of the Methodist Church Ghana, Very Rev. Dr. Jacob W. French, has called on Christians to focus on supporting the needy in addition to saving souls for the Kingdom of God.
He said the prime objective for the establishment of the church and for that matter the Men’s Fellowship was not just to “care for ourselves only but to care for others, especially those in need.”
Rev. Dr. French gave the admonishing at the Thanksgiving/Induction Service held at the Immanuel Methodist Chapel, East Airport in the Regimamuel Gray Estate, as part of the activities to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Methodist Men’s Fellowship of the Immanuel Society.
He commended the transformative impact of the fellowship, which could rightly be said to be the pilot of the congregational life of the Immanuel Society in addition to the dedication, self-giving and the brotherhood exhibited by the membership over the years.
As part of the anniversary celebrations, the Immanuel Methodist Fellowship visited the Gyahadze Methodist Rafiki Satellite Village, near Winneba, in the Central Region on Saturday, to present assorted items and an amount of GH¢10,000 for the upkeep of the village.
The Rafiki Director, Very Rev. Kofi Abekah and the Social Relations Officer, Felecia Forson, both expressed appreciation to the fellowship for their care for mankind as this was the second time they had come to the assistance of the facility.
They said the village counted on such philanthropic acts for its upkeep, especially at this critical moment when the centre was carrying out expansion programme, including the construction of more dormitories and hostels for the many young needy children who otherwise, become wayward and burdens to society.
Earlier in the day, the IMMF paid a courtesy call on the Bishop of the Winneba Diocese of the Methodist Church Ghana, Rt. Rev. Paa Solomon Grant Essilfie and the Diocesan Lay Chairman, Brother Jacob Emmanuel Eshun. The Bishop congratulated them for the 20 years of existence and prayed for a brighter future for the fellowship to continue to live for Christ.