The Sunday School Scholars

DIRECTOR of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana’s department of church life and nurture, Rev. Kofi Amfor Akorno has called on Ghanaians to support the disabled in society.  

Rev Akorno made the call in a speech read on his behalf by Junior Youth Leader, Diana Ruttmern during the climax of a children’s week celebration at the Trinity Congregation.

The event took place at Kuntunse in the Ga West municipality under the theme “The Holy Spirit and the believer, disabled but equally empowered.”  

The director said the physically challenged must be accepted by society and encouraged to maximize their potentials for personal and national growth. 

“When we encourage such persons, they end up growing very confident and excel to become prominent members of society and contribute to nation building,” he said.

Rev. Joana Akweley Koranteng

He said the Presbyterian church choose the theme for 2012 to create sufficient awareness among Presbyterians and Ghanaians about the need for parents of physically challenged children and society to accept that disability is not inability.  

Minister in-charge of the Trinity congregation, Rev Joana Akweley Koranteng appealed to parents to disabuse their minds of any anxieties that the birth of a child with disabilites is a curse from Ghana but rather accept the challenge and help them rise up to become achievers.

Motivational speaker, Frank Aniagyei called on the congregation to be wary of the activities of false prophets who mislead people that their disabled children are cursed.

Mr. Aniagyei said the Presbyterian Church has come a long way and members must continue to uphold their belief of salvation through acceptance of Jesus Christ.

Head teacher of the Trinity Congregation children’s Ministry, Agnes Hanson asked the congregation to support her department with chairs and relevant Sunday School literature.

By; Solomon Ofori

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