The Ghana Baptist Convention (GBC) on Sunday 29 th March 2020 made a donation to Government of Ghana in support of the Government efforts to fight the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The donation, amounting to GHS100,000 was from a member-church of the Ghana Baptist Convention, namely, the Triumphant Baptist Church (TBC), Kwadaso, Kumasi.

The seven-member delegation from the Ghana Baptist Convention to the Jubilee House was led by Rev. Enoch Nii Narh Thompson and Rev. Washington Komla Darke, Vice Presidents for Ministries and Administration respectively. Other members of the team were Deacon Anthony Adu-Nketia, Chairman, Body of Deacons; Rev Kwaku Frimpong, Associate Pastor; Pastor Dennis Agyemang, Deputy Associate Pastor; Deacon James Amoateng Antwi; the Church Secretary and Deacon Benjamin Adjei, the Chairman of Finance Committee; all of the Triumphant Baptist Church.

Receiving the donation, the Chief of Staff, Mrs Akosua Frema Opare, thanked the Convention and its member-church, TBC for their generosity and kindness. She entreated the Church to encourage its members to endeavour to observe all the appropriate protocols to curb the spread of the virus. She also admonished that any suspected infected persons should not feel stigmatized but avail themselves for testing quickly and early treatment and management.

The gesture, which was the first step and seed fund of a special GBC COVID-19 Fund, which has been instituted by the GBC to receive donations from its churches and members to support the efforts of the Government to contain COVID-19 pandemic.

Rev. Washington Komla Darke, (Vice President, Administration) speaking on the sidelines, used the opportunity to call on all Baptist churches and members of the Ghana Baptist Convention to individually and collectively join and support the COVID-19 Fund setup to support the efforts of the Government in fighting the COVID-19 spread. Deacon Anthony Adu-Nketiah, Chairman of the Body of Deacons of TBC on his part also commended Government’s efforts to contain the epidemic. He affirmed the call on all Local Congregations, Assemblies or Churches of all Denominations to create local COVID-19 Accounts to receive donations from their members for onward transmission into their National Denominational COVID-19 accounts from which donations can be made to aid the fight against the pandemic.

Source: SBN

WRITTEN BY: Bernard Adu-Gyamfi