Mr. Nicholas Offei, Director for Lovenest Foundation, has asked Christian leaders to consider the needs of the less privileged in societies instead of just preaching the gospel.

He made this call during an annual flagship outreach program “Mercy Project” at Dzodzo, a community in the Ketu North District of the Volta Region, Ghana.

Mr. Offei observed that bringing smiles on the faces of people, especially widows and People Living With Disabilities (PLWDs) is something “Christians should not lose sight of.” adding that “meeting the needs of children, widows and people with disabilities must not be left only to parents and the government, but should be the responsibility of the church as well.”

Mr. Offei said that Love Nest Foundation sought to bring hope and smiles on faces of the less privileged in communities.

The programme which was dubbed “Mercy Project” was sponsored by Promacedor Ghana Limited, Healthwise Medical Centre, Ritel Communication Ltd., Used Cloths Dealers Association, Kantamanto, Accra and some individuals, and was coordinated by Dzodze Council of Local Churches.

As part of their activities, two sacks of used cloths and shoes were given to 40 churches, educational materials were given to children and a cash amount of 8,000 GH Cedis was donated to widows and orphans

Over 2,500 residents in the community including children, orphans, widows, PLWDs converged at the Mite School Park, Dzodzo, to participate in the programme.

The participants were feted with food and drinks after which about 250 members were registered onto the National Health Insurance Scheme.

Those with expired NHIS cards had them renewed as medical screening was conducted by health officials together with the dispensing of some needed drugs to the respondents.