Sakora-Wonoo (Ash), Aug 01, GNA – Christians have been urged to continue to offer prayers to God for peaceful and successful presidential and parliamentary elections.
They should additionally ask for God’s gift of wisdom,understanding and courage for the election management body to act fairly and transparently.
Ms. Francisca Oteng Mensah, the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) parliamentary candidate for Kwabre-East, who made the appeal, said it was the way forward to make the outcome of the polls acceptable to all.
She was speaking at the 90th anniversary celebration and thanksgiving service of Sakora-Wonoo Seventh Day Adventist (SDA), in the Kwabre East.
The celebration, which was held under the theme “Enhancing the work of God” was used to raise funds to support the construction of teachers’ bungalow for the Amos Okra SDA basic school in the town.
Since, it was planted nine decades ago by the late Elder Robert Emmanuel Darkwa, it had produced many prominent and leading pastors for the SDA church in Ghana and other professionals, contributing to the socio-economic progress of the nation and humanity.
The church had built basic schools with library and computer laboratories, provided boreholes and other social amenities for the community.
It also played pivotal role in the planting of the Old Tafo Mile four, Ahodwo, Wadie-Adwumakase, Adanwomase, Atwiam-Hwediem and Sima-Wonoo societies of the church.
Ms. Oteng-Mensah hailed the church for its contribution to the development of the community and the improvement of the lives of the people.
She encouraged the congregation to turn out in their numbers to vote in the coming election.
Pastor Rockson K. Amoah, Executive Secretary of the Mounting View Ghana Conference of the SDA Church, in a sermon, asked Christians to continue to have faith in Christ.
They should “keep their eyes on Jesus Christ, be strong and courageous and remain in Christ and be committed to their faith”.
Pastor Amoah said 90 years in the life of a church was a great achievement and praised the founder fathers for their fortitude and perseverance.
In a citation in honour of the late Elder Darkwah, the founder, the church commended his fortitude and commitment to the faith in-spite of the severe opposition.