The Diocesean President of the Anglican Men's Fellowship, Accra, has urged men to be responsible fathers, saying roles men play in the family have an impact on society at large.
Mr Abraham Sackey is of the view that a responsible father contributes more than just money to the family but he imparts good values, provides security, promotes inner growth, strength and happiness.
“If there is happiness in the house, it extends to the country, in that the children grow with a sense of responsibility and become people of good influence,” he said.
He, therefore, urged men to always be responsible, adding that “once the children are cared for and taught good morals, they will not go out to live a wayward life".
Mr Sackey was speaking at a thanksgiving service for the Accra Diocese’ men’s fellowship's week celebration on the theme: “Do not be afraid”, in Accra yesterday.
The one-week long programme began last Monday on the theme: “Offer the Sacrifice of Righteousness and Trust in the Lord – Psalm 4:5”
The thanksgiving service was characterised by ministration of solemn hymns led by the church choir.
A member of the Planning Committee of the men’s fellowship, Mr Emmanuel Adamah Quaye, and a parish counsellor, Mr David Sowah were given a citation of honour and award for dedication.
Meanwhile, the Priest in Charge, Reverend Canon Robert Adofo, encouraged believers to remain strong in the faith when going through the adversities of life.
“We are not immune to the challenges of life and living. Our faith will be tested but God being our anchor, we will rise above the storm,” he said.
On the way forward, the Secretary of the fellowship, Mr Joseph Dadson, said the group intended to execute some activities to make greater impact in the society.
Termed “the three pillars”, the activities, according to Mr Dadson, were expansion of the fold — initiating more people into the christian family and training younger brethren to take after the old folks —,substantiating the men to be the backbone of the Anglican church and serving beyond the shores of the church.
“To do these, it will take prayer, fellowship, teamwork, a good sense of responsibility to impact society,” he indicated.