An awards ceremony has been organised at the Hope Congregation of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana at Sakumono in Accra for winners of the 2016 Moderator’s Essay Competition for children.
The competition, which attracted 1,250 children of the church at the local, district and national levels, was on the topic "I want to grow like Jesus.”
Six participants from the children service and the junior youth came tops after thorough scrutiny of their various essays and were given various awards for their hard work.
Winners under the children service category were Akua Adoma Acheampong Aning of the Prince of Peace Congregation at Bomso in the Asante
Presbytery, followed by Edmund Wayo of the Emmanuel Congregation in Suhum Akuapem Presbytery and Olivia Adinkra of the Cleland Memorial Congregation at Akuse in the Dangme Tongu Presbytery.
For the Junior Youth category, Vanessa Ohenewa Akowuah of the Christ Congregation at Adweso-Mile 50 in the Akuapem Presbytery emerged the winner, followed by Esther Owusua Osafo Vera of the Ascension Congregation in Koforidua, also in the Akuapem Presbytery, and Mavis Adubea of the Ebenezer Congregation of Osenase in the Akyem Abuakwa Presbytery.
Winners in both categories received GH¢1,000, GH¢600 and GH¢400 respectively, as well as full pieces of the church’s cloth, certificates, Bibles and hymn books respectively.
In a brief speech, the Director of Church Life and Nurture at the head office of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rev. Kwaku Bio Kyeame, congratulated the competitors and urged other children to develop special interest in the competition in subsequent years.
He also urged parents to encourage their children to take part in such exercises.
The Moderator of the General Assembly, Right Reverend Professor Emmanuel Martey, congratulated the children on their involvement in the competition.