Religion of Tuesday, 24 December 2013
Source: Graphic Online
The Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL) yesterday held its annual end-of-year thanksgiving service in Accra to thank God for His mercies and for seeing the company through the year 2013.
With song ministration led by the Destiny Project Choir, staff of the company sang praises to God for protecting them from the beginning of the year and giving them the hope of entering another year.
The theme for the event was: “If the Lord does not build the house, the work of the builders is useless, if the Lord does not protect the city, it is useless for the sentries to stand guard.” (Psalm 127:1)
Preaching the sermon, Bishop George Adjeman of the Winners Chapel, Ghana, commended the workers for taking a break from their routine work to express gratitude to God.
Bishop Adjeman said “God created us in his own image and it is a privilege for us to look back and say thank you,” adding, “When you say thank you to God, He will reach out to you and it will also endear you to Him.”
He said the Bible charged all mankind to recognise the existence and omnipotence of God and acknowledge Him as the source of their lives, for which reason there was the need for them to express gratitude to Him.
The Bishop urged that in spite of the unfair nature of the world, it was important for people to have faith in God, who would guide them to overcome the challenges of life.
He said just as Daniel overcame the hungry lions in a den because of his faith in God, those who believed in Him would be able to overcome the lions of the present world.
Purpose of gathering
The Managing Director of the GCGL, Mr Kenneth Ashigbey, said the company deemed it fit to offer thanks and praises to the Almighty God for His mercies and protection through very challenging and difficult times.
He said the Bible enjoined all believers to express gratitude to God and that was the reason why the service was organised for Corporate Graphic to thank God for what he had done in 2013 and what he would do for the company in the year 2014.
For her part, the Chairman of the board of GCGL, Dr Doris Dartey, urged the workers to take a pause and reflect on their lives and situation.
She urged them to remember to pray for the company for it to chalk up more successes in the coming year.