Bishop Agyin Asare leading some members of the church in the walk

Word Miracle Church International (WMCI), one of the fastest growing charismatic churches in the country, last Saturday marked its 25th milestone with a health and peace walk.

Hundreds of the church members from the metropolis poured onto the streets starting from the church’s headquarters, Perez Dome, Dzorwulu through Pig Farm, New Town, Nima, Maamobi, Accra Girls Senior High School, to the starting point.

The 10.1-km walk, which the walkers covered in less than two hours, was led by the presiding bishop of Word Miracle Church, Dr Charles Agyin Asare, amid brass band music.

Bishop Agyin Asare, in his address, pointed that the Lord had been good to the church, outlining landmarks like building three schools, scholarship programmes for needy but intelligent students, among other projects.

Currently, the church is building a clinic for the Dzorwulu Special School, and plans are in place to make strategic donations to needy organizations.

Bishop Agyin Asare pointed out that the anniversary celebrations would run from now till it was officially launched in October with a joint service.

He petitioned political leaders to be decorous in their speeches in order not to incite the populace to engage in acts that would promote war.

“The fact that we belong to different political parties with divergent opinions shouldn’t make us enemies. The difference between us and the western world is that they don’t destroy properties when elections are lost,” he said.

According to the bishop, plans were afoot to build schools in every region in the next five years.

He condemned war, saying, “The money that could be used for developmental projects would be channeled elsewhere because of war.”

Touching on the health aspect of the walk, Bishop Agyin Asare added, “Exercise is good; when you are healthy, you can work better for the Lord. We are hoping to make this exercise an annual event.”

Word Miracle Church International has 42 branches in Accra and runs three services on Sundays with an average attendance of about 10,000 and a total number of over 50,000 in Accra.

The church was founded on March 29, 1987, in Tamale in the Northern Region, and moved to Accra, Circle in October 1994 with a 70-member congregation.

It later moved to Dzorwulu in March 1998 at the former Meat Marketing Board.

Bishop Agyin Asare has toured 51 nations and was consecrated  a bishop by Arch Bishop  Malachi Ramsey, presiding bishop of Shiloh United Apostolic Church and the president of the international Christian Ministerial Association of Great Britain in March 1991 at the Living Springs Chapel in London.

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