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Clergyman expresses worry over immorality among the youth
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Religion of Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Source: GNA

Clergyman expresses worry over immorality among the youth

Offinso (Ash), Aug. 19, GNA - A clergyman, has decried the spate of sexual promiscuity, drug abuse, bribery and corruption and other immoral practices among the Ghanaian youth.

Right Reverend Dr. Yaw Frimpong-Manso, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, said such practices affected national development. He was delivering a sermon at a thanksgiving service in commemoration of the 50th Golden Jubilee Celebration of the Offinso Presbyterian Church on the theme: "Put the whole armour of God-Good health as armour of God", in the Ashanti Region, on Sunday. Rt. Rev. Dr. Frimpong-Manso urged the Church to intensify its evangelism to win more souls for Christ and to transform society. He said the Presbyterian Church of Ghana has since its inception been actively involved in spreading the gospel and the promoting of health, education and agriculture.

Rt. Rev. Dr. Frimpong-Manso said: "We need to engage in activities of the communities in which we live and also evaluate works going on in our areas and find ways of helping the vulnerable." He urged Christians to worship God with dedication so that they would have eternal life.

Rt. Rev. Dr. Frimpong-Manso asked the congregation to sustain their contribution to national development and the growth of the church. Mr. Ben Abdalla Banda, Member of Parliament (MP) for Offinso South, advised the youth against cyber fraud, popularly called "Sakawa" and other negative tendencies that could affect their development. Rev. Patrick Odame Gyemti, Offinso District Minister of the Presbyterian Church, lauded the immense contributions of the founding fathers to the church.

He commended Nana Wiafe Akenten, Omanhene of the Offinso Traditional Area, for releasing land towards the development of the church. He said that the church has been named "Maasland Congregation", in appreciation of the contributions of donors in Holland, who supported the construction of the chapel.

Nana Akenten urged the church to enforce the Presbyterian discipline so that the youth would become God-fearing.

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