Guide children to find their own path - Parents advised

BY: Elizabeth Nyaadu Adu
Rev. Dr Abraham Obeng-Amoako addressing the participants at the launch
Rev. Dr Abraham Obeng-Amoako addressing the participants at the launch

The Former Head of Operations of Assemblies of God, Ghana, Rev. Dr. Abraham Obeng-Amoako, has advised parents to allow their children find their own path in life by guiding them.

That, he said, would help in creating a descent and sustainable society for their future.

Rev. Obeng-Amoako gave the advice at the launch of the 20th Anniversary celebration of the Assemblies of God, Ghana Children’s Ministry in Accra.

“Children are very important in life because they are the future leaders of society and so if you want a descent and well-functioning society, then take good care of your children.

“Our responsibility is not to force any future on the children but to guide, advise and help them to discover their potentials when they grow up, so to become responsible people for the society,” he said.

Be obedient

He further advised children to be obedient, humble and follow the guidance of their parents to help them in shaping their future.

He explained that the church also has the same responsibility to shape the lives of children to help transform the society.

“It is our collective responsibility to train children to become responsible adults. The Church, parents and government should make good policies to train children become responsible adults in the society,” he stated.

The National Director of the Assemblies of God, Ghana Children’s Ministry, Rev. Dr. Mark Akwasi Okyere-Kessie, said the Children’s Ministry played a role in impacting positively on the lives of children as they grow into adolescence and adulthood.

He said that to create a sustainable future, there is the need for parents and stakeholders to invest in children.

“Ghana needs to focus on these children who will be taking over the helms of leadership one day. When we groom them right from this tender age and teach them good moral standards, it would prevent many vices and make the country a better place for us all,” he said.