Ms. Nhyira Kessewaa Anor has urged parents to train their children in the ways of God and also pay special attention to their development to transform them into great and responsible citizens.
Ms. Kessewaa gave the advice when she shared the sermon at the climax of this year’s Children’s Week at the Takoradi branch of the Pentecost International Worship Center (PIWC), a subsidiary of the Church of Pentecost (COP).
She spoke on the theme, “Repositioning the child in Christ for a maximum impact”.
She said Hannah had faith in God for giving her a child and decided to reposition the child in God to the benefit of the nation Israel.
Ms. Kessewaa noted that moral decadence was on the rise in the country today which calls for responsible parenting in bringing children in the fear of God.
According to her, parents should not only send their children to the church but join in the service, teaching and guiding them in the fear of the Lord.
She mentioned that teachers have the responsibility of teaching the right things to the children, whereas mentors must live an exemplary life as they mentor the children.
She said Samuel did not yield to the bad behavior of the friends and people around him and implored the children to avoid bad companies and never learn their ways.
This year’s theme was “Building the Foundations of the Local Church for Maximum Impact” taken from Psalms 11:3.
Activities marking the week include time with the youth on Monday, time with the mothers (Tuesday), time with the Evangelism Ministry (Wednesday), and time with the Men’s Ministry on Thursday.
On Friday the children the children had a Holy Ghost baptism with 20 people receiving the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues.
They crowned the week-long activities with a donation to the Twin City Special School where they donated items worth sums of money.
Other activities performed on Sunday to climax the celebration are cadet parade, Bible recitals, poetry recitals, singing of action songs, and choreography among others.