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27.07.2009 Religion

Christians should show concern about the needs of others - Bishop

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Accra, July 26, GNA - Bishop Tackie Yarboi, Founder of Victory Bible Church International, on Sunday appealed to Christians to be concerned with both the physical and spiritual needs of people they wanted to woo for Christ.

“When Christ finished preaching to the 5,000 people, he fed them as well, and this we must follow suit.

“We should not only be concerned about taking people to heaven but should also try to make the earth a better place for them,” he said.

Bishop Yarboi was addressing the church, during a visit by the Street Academy, a Non Governmental Organization that catered for street children.

He urged parents to be responsible for their wards so that they would not become social misfits.

He commended the government for its efforts to rid the streets of “street children” and urged Ghanaians to cater for the needs of the destitute.

Mr Ataa Lartey, Proprietor of the Academy said the school, which was established in 1986 with 14 children, now had about 1,000 kids.

He said it was a policy in the school to ensure that the academically good ones were sent to mainstream schools while those who were not academically inclined were urged to learn a trade or sport.

“As I speak we have four children in universities across the country and this academic year, two more will join them,” he added.

He commended Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) for its assistance to the academy and appealed to individuals and organizations to come to their aid.

As part of its contribution towards wellbeing of the academy, the church presented an undisclosed amount of money to Mr Lartey.

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