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As part of activities to mark its one year anniversary as a District, the Mamprobi District of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana has initiated a new year school with the objective of assisting the congregation to plan for the year. The maiden edition of the program was held on Saturday January 13, 2019 at the Ebenezer congregation – Mamprobi Presbyterian Church’s premises at Mamprobi in Accra.
The leadership of the church say it is their way of way of equipping the Christian community with true and practical teachings mental and social skills that would work for them as they enter the New Year. They promised to make it an annual affair.
Under the theme “God our Saviour, the Hope of All the Ends of the Earth,” the programme had as guest speakers three experience and prominent life coaches who taught the participants a lot more about life and the how to plan to excel in the new year. A renowned Ghanaian play write and producer, Uncle Ebo Whyte; the African representative of the K. C. Maxwell School of Leadership, Rev. Kofi Tutu; and Rev. Professor Ivy Drafor-Amenyah made the event a success.
The District Minister for the Mamprobi Presbyterian church, Rev. Ben Larsey, explained to journalists in an interview that the New Year school is among the church’s way of imparting the people with knowledge to enable them manage the different departments of their lives in order so as not to miss the purpose of God for them in the New Year and beyond.
Speaking on the topic: There is Hope for your future – The danger of hopelessness, Uncle Ebo Whyte advised the gathering to always have hope in God as He is the only one who can turn things around in their favour at his own time.
He said Ghana as one of the most blessed countries in the world which has escaped a number of chaotic circumstances because it is after the heart of God. He cited the near chaotic situation in the 2008 elections and the Ebola scare, which threatened the stability of some African countries, but never got close to Ghana, among others.
Rev. Philip Kofi Tutu, who crafted his message “Making a positive impact in the year of grace, advised the people to take a decision to make a difference wherever they find themselves just as great persons such as Martin Luther King Jnr; Mother Theresa, among others took deliberate decisions to stand out for something
He urged them to allow God to give them a chance to be transformed into a new persons, cautioning them to watch the use of words because it could make or break them.
Using the ant model as in Proverbs chapter 4 verses 6 to 8 and drawing on the qualities of Joseph, the son of Jacob in the Bible who was sold into slavery but latter bevame a Prime Minister, Rev. Professor Ivy Drafor-Amenyah talked about consciousness.
According to her, being conscientious is part of the traits of successful. She encouraged participants to acquire the big five personality traits and have a five-year development plans for themselves in order to manage their lives more efficiently.
Source: Jeorge Wilson Kingson || ghananewsonline.com.gh