The Sunyani Diocese of the Methodist Church Ghana is rolling-out a strategy aimed at
equipping the unemployed members of the church; especially the youth with basic
vocational training to enable them to fend for themselves and lead responsible lives
In this regard, constructions works on a multi-purpose Youth Training Centre in
Sunyani will commence by March this year to, among others, train the youth in bakery
and sachet-water production.
The Centre estimated at several thousands of Ghana cedis, will also have a Guest
House, a Conference Hall, offices and a Residential facility for the Sunyani
Diocesan Youth Organiser (D.Y.O) of the church.
The Methodist Bishop of Sunyani, Rt. Rev. Kofi Asare-Bediako, announced this at the
joint induction service at the Good Shepherd Methodist at Abesim for both the
Sunyani Circuit and the Sunyani Diocese of the Methodist Youth Fellowship (M.Y.F).
The newly inducted MYF officers have Brother Emmanuel Munufie as the Chairman for
the Sunyani Circuit with Brother Joel Afrifa Kyei as the Diocesan Chairman and they
will serve for a non-renewable three year term of office.
Rt. Rev Asare-Bediako called on members of the fellowship and the entire membership
of the church to contribute both in cash and in kind toward the construction of the
project since it will create hands-on training and employment avenues for the youth
and other members of the church.
The Bishop encouraged the youth to study their Bibles, be prayerful and pay their
tithes as directed by the Bible.
He warned them against false doctrines and teaching as they are “misleading and not
For instance he said it is common today to hear people who profess to be Christians
or men of God praying to “kill their adversaries with heavenly ginger or heavenly
Rt. Rev Asare-Bediako stressed that this kind of prayer conflicts with the teachings
of the Bible saying, “God did not call us to pray with the aim of killing our
enemies but rather to bless them.
Quoting Matthew Chapter 5:33 and Romans Chapter 12, the Bishop emphasized that
christians are expected to remember to pray for their enemies at all times and do
good to them.
Source: Francis Owusu-Ansah, Space FM,Sunyani