The Seventh-Day Sabbath Church of Christ(SDSCC), had distributed various items worth over GHC 90,000 to orphanages, widows and physically-challenged persons in the Akwatia township.
The distribution formed part of a four-day convention which marked the 21st anniversary celebration and 15th annual charity show of the church.
The items included 1,200 piece of wax prints, 68 cartons of key soap, 40 bags of rice, 780 pair of bath-room sandals, wheel chairs, a quantity of toilet rolls, and 30 white canes for the visually impaired.
The theme for the celebration was ‘Unless the church fulfils its evangelical and charity mission, it has no reason to exist.’
Addressing the charity show, the General Overseer of the church, Apostle Ephraim Danso, said arrangements are being made with the Kade office of the National Health Insurance Scheme to register 2,000 children.
Apostle Danso said, one did not have to be rich before one could help the poor, and the church felt the need to follow the biblical injunction for assistance to be given to orphans, widows and the needy in society.
The Member of Parliament for Akwatia and Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr. Baba Jamal, congratulated the church for its annual charity shows which benefit the vulnerable in society such as orphans, widows and the physically challenged.
Osabarima Kofi Boateng the third, Akwatiahene , who chaired the function, called on other churches to emulate the example of the SDSCC.
Nana Akwatiahene said he felt proud that the church has its origin in Akwatia.
Several members of the church later donated blood to the blood bank of St Domimic Hospital at Akwatia. GNA