Former President John Mahama has noted that the declining church donations are now a reflection of the difficult economic times and he has encouraged Christians to pray for him and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to “save” Ghana from the current “suffering.”
In Ho, Volta Region, during the E.P. Church’s 175th anniversary thanksgiving ceremony, Mr. Mahama exhorted Christians to share what little they had with others because circumstances are tough.
“We must always spread Christian love, especially in this time, when money doesn’t like noise. Especially in this time when we all agree that times are hard. This is the time we must show our Christian charity by loving our neighbours as ourselves.
And so whatever little you have to share, you should share with your neighbour. I mean we could tell the hardship in the system from the appeal for funds.
When it was 2000, madam chair and a few people came and donated, then it came down to 1000, then to 500, then to 200 and 100. And when it got to the silver collection, 1 Cedi, 2 Cedis, the place was full, it shows that the pocket was not too good”, Mahama said.
Therefore, Mr. Mahama urged Christians to pray that he and the National Democratic Congress will triumph in the general elections in 2024.
He said that by doing this, he and the NDC would be able to save Ghana from its current economic woes, growing prices, and suffering.
“After we pray for Pakistan, Moderator should also say a special prayer for me and for the NDC so that in some year that is just coming, luck will smile on us, God will smile on us and give us the power to come and rescue this country from the suffering we are going through” Mahama stated.
Mr. Mahama praised the E.P Church’s work in Ghana to advance the nation’s development, particularly in the fields of health and education.
Christians were urged to stay upright disciples of Christ and endure to the very end by Rt. Okay Rev Dr. Lt. Col. Bliss Divine Agbeko (Rtd), the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana.
He urged those in positions of authority to abstain from corruption in order to secure a place in heaven and said that the church will continue to guide its members for the sake of mankind as a whole.