Establish departments in churches to train children

BY: Judith Lamiokor Lamptey
Master George Kakra Yeboah Asirifi preaching a sermon at church.

MASTER George Kakra Yeboah Asirifi, an 11-year old preacher, has called on churches to establish children departments which will help train them in a godly way so they can become responsible adults in future.

He said it was necessary for church leaders to equip the department with the needed resources to train and nurture the young ones effectively.   

“The church must create an environment for children to see faith being practised so that we will also practise our Christian faith,” he said.

Master Asirifi made the call when the Church of Pentecost James Mckeown Worship Centre (JMWC), Korle- Gonno, in the Dansoman Area climaxed this year’s National Children’s Week Celebration with a church service.

Activities for the week-long celebration, which was on the theme; “Raising Godly Children; A Charge to Parents and the Church”, included debates, Bible quizzes and time with the veterans.

Preaching the sermon on the theme, Master Asirifi also urged parents to teach their children to pray and read the Bible,  as well as love one another as Christ portrayed.

“Charity they say begins at home, therefore, parents must teach children to be humble and respect the elderly as part of their responsibilities,” he emphasised.

“In this era of technological advancement coupled with human rights and freedom, it has become imperative to instil good moral values in children both at home and at church,” he added.

He asked parents to set good examples for their children to emulate.

The Resident Minister, Rev. Dr Perez Sepenu, lauded Master Asirifi for delivering such a powerful sermon and advised the youth to dedicate themselves to the work of God.