The Chinese Christian community in Ghana has donated 10,000 pieces of surgical face masks to The Church of Pentecost to be distributed to people in deprived communities in Ghana.
Ida Ho, leader of 3 Bridges International, a group of Chinese Christian missionaries who minister to Chinese nationals in Ghana, presented the face masks to the Church through the Pentecost Social Services (PENTSOS) at the Headquarters in Accra on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.
She explained that the face masks, which are packed with gospel tracks and public information on COVID-19, was part of the effort by the group to collaborate with the Church to reach out to the poor in the hinterlands who could not afford it.
According to her, The Church of Pentecost has been of enormous support to the Chinese Christian community in Ghana since they started their operations in the country, describing the Church as her mother church in Ghana.
The Teshie-Nungua Are Head, Apostle Dr Alfred Koduah, who led the group to the Head Office, said that members of the group fellowship at the James McKeown Worship Centre in the Area. He explained that the group expressed their intention to donate the face masks to the church’s health facilities to benefit people in rural communities.
Receiving the donation, the PENTSOS Director, Elder Richard Amaning, thanked the group for the kind gesture and indicated that the items will be used for the intended purpose.
He noted that PENTSOS, which is the social services wing of the Church, will distribute the face masks to about seven of the church’s health facilities in rural communities across the country so that those who patronise the facilities without nose masks can have them for free.
He indicated that the collaboration with the Chinese Christian group formed part of the medical evangelism effort of the Church through its health facilities. He disclosed that 106 souls were won to Christ in 2019 through medical evangelism.
“PENTSOS envisages enhancing nose mask use and coverage in the country through the intentional distribution of free nose masks to patients of our healthcare facilities across the country and also to populations living in deprived and rural areas,” he said, adding, “The strategy is to use the free distribution of nose masks as an entry point in preaching the gospel to people.”
He added that the overarching purpose of this intervention is to propagate the gospel of Jesus Christ through the sharing of personal protective equipment (PPEs) in rural and in deprived areas.
Present at the ceremony which was chaired by the Finance and Administration Director (FAD) of the Church, Pastor Dr Nicholas Darko, were the Resident Minister of James McKeown Worship Centre, Pastor Daniel Danso, and the Teshie-Nungua Area Secretary, Pastor Ebenezer Agyapong.