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24.10.2005 Regional News

Manso-Atwere Methodist celebrates 170th anniversary

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Manso-Atwere (Ash), Oct 24, GNA - The Right Reverend Benjamin K. Asare, the Methodist Bishop of Obuasi, has called on Christians to hold their faith and give total commitment to Christ through love for the sick and poor.

Bishop Asare said this when he addressed over 2,000 Methodist and non-Methodists at a rally to mark the 170th anniversary of the Methodist Church at Manso-Atwere in the Amansie West District. He said apart from evangelisation and spiritual needs of the people, the church is also committed to developments in education and health.

The Superintendent Minister of Manso-Atwere circuit, Rev John Mensah Baffoe, said the Manso-Atwere circuit that was established in 1962 with only 22 societies now has 36 societies and two sections at Manso-Nkwanta and Manso-Atwere.

He said some of the societies have embarked on economic activities like cocoa farming, oil palm plantations, maize and cassava farming to enable the church generate more funds for its development projects. Nana Opia Mensah, Wirepemhene who chaired the function, commended the Methodist Church for its development projects in the areas of education, health and sanitation and urged them to keep it up. Opanin Daniel Sarpong, the 101-year-old founding member of the church at Manso-Nkwanta, was presented with an anniversary T-shirt and cap.

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