12.08.2004 Regional News

Christian parents urged to tell their children about their bitter

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Awutu Bawjiase(C/R), GNA - Christian parents should tell their children about their bitter but useful experiences just as God charged the Israelites to do during their journey to the promised land. The Bishop of the Winneba Dioceses of the Methodist Church, Ghana, the Right Reverend Jeremiah A. Morrison, who gave the advice, said that would go a long way to guide the youth in whatever they did and to dissuade them from indulging in acts that could jeopardize their future. Bishop Morrison was preaching the sermon to mark the formal sod cutting for the construction of a new 600 million cedis church building for the Awutu Bawjiase branch of the Church.

The project is being implemented with cash and materials donations from individuals and well-wishers and funds generated from weekly fund raising harvests.

Bishop Morrison said God in his wisdom charged leaders and other elderly people in Israel at certain stage of their trip to Canaan to educate their children on the difficult times they had passed through during the 40-year- journey, so that the young ones among them, who had not tasted difficult things in life might also learn from the adults and turn over new leaf.

He said the country had reached a staged where parents must apply similar method to address the mounting acts of indiscipline among the youth, by giving them better home training supported by facts of past experiences encountered by their parents.

Bishop Morrison reminded traders, businessmen, bankers and Government employees, who professes to be Christians to refrain from acts that tended to compromise Christian principles, saying that Christians would be held accountable for every act of commission or omission Judgement Day.

Bishop Morrison commended the Very Rev Joseph Buabeng, Superintendent Minister in charge of the Bawjiase Circuit, and his team of administrators for their hard work and devotion to duty.

He said the good leadership quality exhibited by the Leaders of the Bawjiase Church and supported by the entire congregation had culminated in the completion of the first phase of the project within six month and asked them to t keep it up.

He counselled Methodists to subject their children to serious home training, because that was the only way indiscipline among the people and rampant students demonstrations could be curbed.

The Very Rev Buabeng and Mr Wilberforce David Dadzie, Steward, pledged the Diocesan Leadership's preparedness to work harder than before to ensure the early completion of the project.

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