Category: Religion Created on Tuesday, 21 February 2012 15:41 Published Date Written by GNA Hits: 763
Accra, Feb. 21, GNA - Reverend Dr Godwin Nii Noi Odonkor, Chairperson of Ga Presbytery of Presbyterian Church of Ghana on Tuesday urged Christians to continue praying for a free, fair and peaceful Election 2012.
He appealed to politicians to be mindful of their utterances and promises made to the electorate and admonished them to let honesty, sincerity and integrity guide all their intentions and visions for the country.
Rev. Odonkor made the call at a press conference in Accra as part of activities towards the 90th Anniversary celebration of the Ga Presbytery which began from September 2011 to May 2012.
The celebration is on the theme: ‘The Holy Spirit in the Life of the GA Presbytery’.
The Presbytery is made up of 170,884 members, 28 pastoral districts, 336 congregations, 201 Ministers of the Gospel out of which 104 are in full-time pastoral work, 37 in Para-Church institutions, 60 Ministers of the Gospel undertaking part-time, 244 Catechists and 2,502 Presbyters.
Activities planned for the celebration includes congregational prayer sessions, Children’s day, Youth rally, Blood donation, Fun games, praise and worship service and would be climaxed with a thanksgiving service in May at the Immanuel Congregation, Madina.
He urged the electorate of 18 years and above to turn up massively for the biometric registration exercise scheduled from March 24 to May 5.
Rev Odonkor said the Presbytery had lined up educational programmes to help sensitise the general public on the need for peaceful political and social co-existence and urged other Christian organisations and institutions to emulate their example.
He noted that democracy was a God-given dispensation which affirmed to respect its values.
"Blatant abuse of power by those in authority, use of party cards and fraudulent means to rip off the nation of its resources, money inducement to voters, use of intemperate and abusive language by political leaders and functionaries, abuse of air waves in the name of freedom of speech and sometimes flimsy demonstrations organised in the name of democracy, affect moral judgement and should be stopped," he added.
Rev. Odonkor explained that none of the congregations in the Ga Presbytery used one particular language for worship because the church valued and respected all languages therefore, it was known as ‘Rainbow Presbytery’.
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