The Women’s Ministry of the Global Evangelical Church has ended its 2018 triennial International Convention with a thanksgiving service to crown the week long programme.
In all, over 7,000 women drawn from all the fifteen presbyteries of the church and some of the foreign branches including USA, Togo and Burkina Faso participated in the convention held at the church’s Convention and Prayer Retreat Centre at Adaklu Wumenu, near Ho.
The celebration was on the theme: “Making Disciples, Women Kingdom Builders”.
Dr. Mrs. Shine Ofori, wife of the Moderator of the Church, who was the main speaker for the convention, called on women to use their inherent virtues to transform their communities in particular and the country at large.
She said as recorded in John 4:28-30 anyone who met Jesus experienced positive change, adding that “just like the Samaritan woman, let us go back to our various places and introduce all to the saving knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Right Rev. Dr. Setorwu Ofori, Moderator of the Church, in a sermon on the convention theme, said the encounter between Jesus Christ and the Samaritan woman was an urgent call on the church to reshape its ministries to focus on the needy in the society.
He said, “Ministry should be more than just shouting and stamping of our feet but rather be tailored to meet the needs of the people”.
The Moderator therefore appealed to the church to emulate Jesus to design its sermons, programmes and activities to address the varied needs of people, adding that, “remember, Jesus said, He did not come for the healthy but for the sick”.
As part of the convention, the Women donated assorted products to the Female Ward of the Volta Regional Hospital, Trafalgar, Ho.
The items estimated at about Five Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHc 5000.00) included quantities of branded bed sheets with pillows, detergents, toilet rolls and bottled water.
Rev. Mrs. Vivian Doh, the National Coordinator of the Women’s Ministry, who led the delegation to the hospital observed that, as women, “we are touched by the plights of our own who are at the hospital suffering from various conditions and we are here to bring hope to them”.
She said, it was part of the Ministry’s Christian duty to extend a helping hand to the needy and also a gesture of our corporate social responsibility as good citizens of the country.
The National Coordinator led the women to pray for those on admission and the hospital in general.
Madam Innocentia Gborblorvor, the Nurse Manager of the Hospital, registered the facility’s gratitude to the Global Evangelical Women for their timely support.
He assured the women that the items would be used for their intended purposes and further appealed to others to emulate the Global Women.