Mrs. Mabel Darkwaah Kyei, the wife of the Resident Minister of the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC), Sakumono, has stated that regardless of the conditions that one is born with, he or she is still a precious child in the sight of God.
“You are still precious in the sight of your Father and our Lord, Jesus Christ, regardless of your physical challenges and infirmities in which you were born.” Mrs. Mabel Kyei said this when the Women’s Ministry of PIWC-Sakumono paid a visit to the Tetteh Ocloo State School for the Deaf at Adjei Kojo near Ashiaman on Wednesday, August 23, 2023.
The visit was part of the Ministries Week’s intervention outlined by the Resident Minister, Pastor Solomon Kyei, for the five traditional ministries to pair with the new specialised ministries in evangelism. As a result, the Women’s Ministry partnered with the Ministry to Persons with Disabilities (MPWDs) to carry out this outreach on the Worship Day of the School.
The Tetteh Ocloo State School for the Deaf is the first deaf school to be established in Ghana by the founder, Dr. Seth Lawrence Tetteh – Ocloo in 1966 and currently under the management of the Government of Ghana.
In an exhortation on the topic “Coming to the Lord” from Mathew 8:1- 4, Mark 1:40-45, and Luke 1:12-15, Mrs. Kyei averred that, “Jesus is always willing to embrace His children with open arms regardless of their conditions and challenges.
Narrating the story from the Bible passages, Mrs. Mabel Kyei explained that the man with leprosy might have been prevented or prohibited from the public space as required by the customs and traditions of his people at the time.
He, therefore, might have been hiding from the public eye until he caught the eye of Jesus, leading to his healing.
“The man with leprosy was willing to be healed and so made every attempt to come to Jesus. And because Jesus has in stock goodies and gifts for each and everyone that comes to Him, He provided just what the man needed”, Mrs. Kyei emphasised.
She, therefore, admonished the physically challenged school children that, “When the call is made to you to come to Jesus, just respond positively, and depending on the condition and challenges you come to him with, he has the perfect gifts to match up.”
She encouraged the pupils in the school and the teachers to have confidence in themselves irrespectively of societal restrictions and approach Jesus for whatever they need.
She then added, “Because the man was willing to be healed, and he defiled the odd to catch the eye of Jesus, Jesus healed him through and through, his confidence was boosted, he was no longer afraid, and no longer a shy person and burdened person to society.”
Mrs. Kyei admonished the pupils to come and follow the Lord Jesus since there are a lot of good things that come from following the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Ministries also donated items worth Ten Thousand Cedis (GHS 10,000.00). The School Choir ministered two songs – “Amazing Grace” and “My Soul Rejoice and Praise the Lord” in appreciation of the kind gesture by the Women’s Ministry in collaboration with the Ministries to Persons with Disabilities.
Report by Yaa Asantewaah Adu Boahene