Regional News of Tuesday, 22 March 2005
Accra, March 22, GNA - Ghanaians especially Christians have been urged to look into the future with the hope that God will lead the country in its quest for socio-economic and political advancement. The Reverend Jonas Jones, General Overseer of the World Liberation Church International (WLCI), made the call at the Victory Temple headquarters of the Church at Darkuman in Accra, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA).
He said the Church had embarked on a weeklong fasting and prayers for the nation to be climaxed with a four-day Easter Convention starting from Thursday.
The country's Independence anniversary this year falling on a Sunday and some three weeks before Easter and two weeks before Palm Sunday, the day Jesus Christ triumphantly entered Jerusalem was very significant.
"Ghanaians should step-up in the days ahead expecting nothing but victory all the way if we do God's will," he said.
Rev Jones said the essence of the suffering and victory over death of Jesus shows what the power of God and said "Ghanaians should believe that under the canopy of his protection the country's problems would be solved and the gates of progress would be wild open and victory will be ours".
He charged the people to work hard, be patriotic and nationalistic for the country to maintain its position as the shinning star of Africa to fulfil the aspirations of Ghana's founding fathers. "At 48 Ghana should move forward," Rev Jones stated and said "With God as the rock of the nation Ghana shall never fall and shall see progress since the country has a rock, a refuge and a dependable defender".
The WLCI Overseer said special prayers would be said for the government and people of Ghana, the President and all those in positions of trust and the founding fathers of the country.