The former president and the presidential aspiring Candidate of the National Democratic Party(NDC) Mr John Dramani Mahama have urged the church to always speak the truth to the government irrespective of the political party in power. He said the existence of the church is not to only pray for leaders but rather contribute to the national dialogue by speaking the truth and providing guidance to the government as well.
“The church does not only exist to pray for the leaders, but it exists also to provide suggestions and guidance to leaders because after all the church does not hang in the sky, the church exists in society and whatever happens in society affect the church. ” Today the economic crisis affects the It affects our congregation across the country, so the church must continue to speak out any time it thinks things are not going out properly”.
He commended Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council upon recent letter addressed to the government about the current economic crisis. The former president made this observation at the induction of Rev. Dr Stephen Y Wengam as the General Superintendent Assemblies of God, Ghana and other board members at the Grand Arena, Accra. He noted that Christians should not be afraid to participate in politics.
He seized the opportunity to congratulate the former General Superintendent Rev Frimpong Manso for the tremendous work done for the church. Rev Dr Stephen Y Wengam, the General Superintendent of Assemblies of God, Ghana in his remark thank Almighty God for how far he has brought him.
He said, the his leadership is committed to carry out massive human capital and infrastructural development. Our core values are Shift, Grow, and Transform. We will shift the old ways of thinking and doing things that have
impeded our growth and greatness. We will be creative, and innovative. We will think outside the box in finding new strategies to disciple Ghana and beyond and make our church relevant in all matters of national development”.
He highlights that there will be the construction of an iconic, state-of-the-art Assemblies of God Centenary Village (an International Convention Center) to mark the 100th anniversary of the existence of Assemblies of God in Ghana.
Commenting on the current conflict in Bawku, he said Assemblies of God, Ghana is overly concerned about the country’s economic turbulence and deeply worried about the current security pestilence relative to the conflict in Bawku. According to him, a flurry of damaging attacks or a litany of disparaging remarks, fueled by obsessive partisanship, will not, and cannot, solve our economic problems but rather worsen them. Adding that the solutions lie in fervent prayers backed by pragmatic measures.