Diasporian News of 2014-06-06

Gospel musician embark on Prisons Ministry

Precious Hannah Ewoo is a Ghanaian Gospel based in the USA who is embarking on a project to share the gospel through her music with convicts in respective prisons in her native Ghana and also create awareness to the plight of these prisoners.
In 2013, She released her album “Onyame Adom” which is a contemporary Ghanaian Gospel music CD that gained popularity in the Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia areas in the USA and back home in Ghana.
Based on this success, Precious Hannah and her band are embarking on a prisons ministry campaign named the Ghana Prisons Ministry Project (GPMP) to bring the awareness about the lack of proper hygiene, basic medical care and spiritual needs of prisoners in Ghana and Africa in general.
The musician says “I felt touched by God to help meet the needs of inmates after visiting and worshiping with some prisoners a few months ago at the Nsawam Prisons in Ghana”. For this reason, she is holding a free Charity Concert on June 14, 2014 in Severn Maryland, USA with the theme "In His Footsteps”.
“We are hoping to raise funds to provide basic personal hygiene supplies (toothpaste, toothbrush, slippers, shoes, towels, soaps etc) to the inmates in prisons across Ghana starting with the Nsawam Prison” explained Hannah.
Precious Hannah continued to say that the project also plans to “provide Christian literature like Bibles and possibly musical instruments too for prison authorities to help inmates experience a much fuller atmosphere of the presence of God in their prison church services”.
As part of reasons for her GPMP project, Precious Hannah quotes a section of Matthew 25: 34 – 36 which says “…For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me...”
The desire to reach out and show kindness to these prisoners is very strong for the gospel musician who hopes to use her actions as an example for others to emulate and to above all make society more aware of the fact that prisoners are also God’s children.
“I am very glad there are others pursing a similar purpose as mine in Ghana and I pray we will all be able to improve upon the state of deplore in which some of the country’s prisons are today” she hoped. Get more information on how to support the GPMP online at www.precioushannah.com and look for the "donate" button.