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31.07.2005 General News

Christians urged to win more soul for Christ.


Anaji, (W/R) July 31 - GNA -The Very Reverend Emmanuel Ebo-Walters, Western Regional Manager of Methodist Schools has emphasised the need for Christians to redouble their efforts to win more souls for Christ. He noted that the Methodist Church, which is 170 years old in Ghana, had not done enough in evangelism to win more souls. Rev. Ebo-Walters however, said the Church had performed excellently in the provision of education, health, vocational, and technical training for the youth.

He was preaching at the Christ The King Methodist Church at Anaji Estates a suburb of Takoradi on Sunday to commemorate 170 years of Methodism in Ghana.

The theme for the celebration is: "170 years of Ghana Methodism, The Heritage of the Church and the Challenges of the 21st Century." He said the founding fathers of the Church gave of their best and urged the present generation, to work hard by propagating the gospel. Rev. Ebo Walters said the focus of the youth, should move from the cities to the rural communities where many Churches lacked qualified personnel to lead them.

He therefore, called on the Church, to make budgetary allocations for evangelical work within the communities.

Rev. Ebo-Walters used the occasion to appeal to all Methodists to register with the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to enable them to enjoy its benefits when it becomes operational.

"It would be unfortunate for us as Christians to remain unconcerned and allow our people to suffer from poor health" he stressed.