School Project – Kuntunse, Ghana

Winston Gyimah reports on his visit to Ghana

In October 2008 I visited Ghana and was able to attend the Sunday morning service of the WCG congregation at Ashoreman on the outskirts of Accra.

The service started with 30-40 minutes of praise and worship songs accompanied by drums, keyboard and electric guitar. There was lots of dancing during the praise and worship and the young ones appeared to be truly committed and enjoying the worship.

The church in Ghana is building a school in Kuntunse, also on the outskirts of Ghana, to cater for children of church members and children from that part of Accra. The school is from nursery level through to junior secondary level. The project started in 2001 and the target is to build at least one classroom a year. So far they have 8 classrooms, and the next phase of the project includes building a science laboratory as well as an IT department.

While there I met with Mr Emmanuel Okine who is the head of the Ministers of the WCG in Ghana, his wife Margaret and their son Nana Yaw. Incidentally I was one of the pioneers of the church in Ghana in the 70s, Mr Okine was then a young university student who also came to the church.

I was very pleased to hand over to Mr Okine £300 as a donation to their school project from the Camberwell congregation. About two years ago the Camberwell congregation presented a similar amount for this project and our Ghanaian brethren really appreciated this kind gesture.

I informed Mr Okine that although Camberwell is not a large congregation and there are a number of pensioners on limited incomes, we really wanted to help support this project. Even though the members in Ghana are doing well, it appears that the cost of building materials is expensive and so “every little helps”.

Over the next year, we in Camberwell have agreed to continue collecting for this worthy school project. Next time any of you visit us in Camberwell you are likely to see a box clearly marked for this project. So don’t be shy, drop in whatever you can spare or are able to give. There are truly many blessings for those who give to good causes.

Mr Sogbo, one of the ministers in Ghana, gave me a disk containing pictures of the Ghanaian school project. These can be viewed on the WCG Camberwell website.

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