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27.04.2006 General News

Akrofu-Agorve EP Marks Centenary

By The Ghanaian Times

THE Moderator of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Rt. Rev. (Dr) Livingstone Buama has urged Christians to protect the vulnerable and marginalized in the society.

"We must use Christianity to protect the vulnerable and marginalized in the society so that the relevance of change in our lives will be noticed", he stressed.

Rev. Buama made the call at the centenary celebration of Akrofu-Agorve Evangelical Presbyterian (EP) Church in the Ho Municipality under the theme: "Look up to Jesus and Live".

At the ceremony, the Moderator dedicated a new church building at a cost of ¢350 million and unveiled a monument in memory of Rev. Noah Klu who brought the church to the community.

An appeal for funds yielded ¢19.2 million.

The vulnerable and marginalized, Rev. Buama noted were also part of the Christian community and there was the need to make them focused through the transformation of the society.

To this end, he asked the weak in society not to lose patience since "long suffering will always be rewarded."

Earlier, Rev. Manfred Adza, the resident Pastor of the church, said that the siting of the church in the area had contributed immensely to the growth and development of the community and asked "Christians to look up to Jesus and lead exemplary lifestyles to the glory of God."

Mr Clemence Asare, operations manager of Atlantic Port Limited, Tema who chaired the function advised church congregations not to consider their contributions as too much demands but to as their part for the growth and development of the church.

On his part, Togbe Dzanku, senior divisional chief of the town, appealed to the citizens of the town living outside the region to endeavour to support the efforts of those in the community to accelerate development.

The Moderator of the church conferred honours on 12 members including five females who had contributed to the growth and development of the Akrofu-Agorve E.P. Church.