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15.08.2004 General News

Vote for dedicated and truthful leaders

By GNA

Accra, Aug 15, GNA- Professor John Evans Atta Mills, the National Democratic Congress Presidential candidate for the 2004 Elections, on Sunday urged Christians to vote for dedicated and truthful leaders to lead them out of the current economic difficulties the nation finds itself in.

Speaking at a thanksgiving service to round off the 63rd synod of the Global Evangelical Church, in Accra, Prof Mills said Christians should elect discerning and visionary leaders and not those who would make big promises, which themselves knew might be difficult to fulfil. The synod, which dwelt on education, agriculture, health, religion and politics, was on the theme: "There is more Land to Take."

Professor Mills said since it was God, who is the greatest visionary Christians should pray for guidance to be able to choose the right people to lead the nation.

He called on all Christians to continue to pray for the prevailing peace, tranquillity and a successful run of the elections. Preaching the sermon on the theme: "Just a Little Farther", the Moderator of the Church, Reverend Dr Emmanuel Gbordzoe asked Christians to ensure that their daily activities contributed meaningfully towards the over all success of their lives.

This, he said, called for a life vision within which the individual must work.

"A meaningful life must be purposeful. It must have a direction and ought to keep on progressing."

He said however that, it would not be easy for any individual nor Ghana to excel without faith in God and perseverance through vision and strategy to achieve good results.

"It calls for struggle and endurance when the going gets tough. It calls for faith in God and perseverance in prayer to press on despite the agonies of life," Rev Gbordzoe said.

He said "Going a little farther" is always the crucial point the individual must overcome to be able to proceed on to the next stage of victory in the battle of life.

Rev Gbordzoe encouraged Christians to rely on God even in situations where their family members desert them because God would give them victory in the end.

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