Religion of Sunday, 24 February 2013
David Bismarck Essel-Amoh, Chairman of the Cape Coast Circuit Methodist Youth Fellowship (MYF), has appealed to Christians to do away with the notion that politics was a dirty game and participate in the process to develop the society.
“If we always say it is a dirty game and leave it to the pagans, they would continue to use our scarce resources to benefit themselves alone, so we should actively participate and make it a clean game”, he said.
Mr Essel-Amoh made the call at the opening of the 12th Biennial Delegates Conference of the Cape Coast Circuit MYF, Held at the St Paul Methodist Church at Amamoma
The conference was under the theme, “Be ready to make your defence while mobilizing our connexional resources for Ministry as a witness to Christ”.
The conference which is being held from Friday, February 22 to Sunday, February 24 is attended by about 50 members drawn from various Methodist Churches in the Cape Coast Metropolis.
Mr Essel-Amoh expressed worry about the growing trend of young people engaging in negative acts such as financial malfeasance and engaging in fraudulent transactions in order to get rich within a short time.
He said this was a dangerous path to tread and if unchecked, could cause serious problems for the country in the near future.
He appealed to the youth to advance themselves in their education so as to improve their remuneration and also bear in mind that it is God who gives the ability to get wealth.
Reverend Joshua Boama Darkoh, the Circuit Youth Chaplain, said the youth needed to trust in God for the numerous challenges that they would find in their paths.
He said these challenges include the temptations of some social vices ie ‘pleasures of the world’, unemployment, marriage and education.
Miss Christabel Aba Sam, the Circuit Youth Organizer, said it was not enough that “evangelism and witnessing to Christ continue to remain in our strategic books and yet reluctantly pursued” and that as witnesses of Christ, the youth and church at large needed to reach, teach and preach to people in order to win more souls for God.
Mr Emmanuel Charles Pettingle, the immediate past Circuit Chairman and special guest of honour for the occasion also reiterated calls for the youth to be committed to the work of God and win souls for Christ.