Elder Vern P. Stanfill, a Member of the Quorum of the Seventy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) has urged Christians to reflect the mission of Jesus Christ on earth to joyfully celebrate him.
He said Christmas was a season to reflect and act upon the blessings and opportunities they had because of the Birth, Life, Atonement, and Resurrection of their Saviour, Jesus Christ.
“As our Heavenly Father, so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son” (John 3:16), we must express our love toward one another and toward God and His precious Son by giving of ourselves,” he said.
Elder Stanfill said this in a Christmas Message, under the theme: “Light The World”, at the Chorals Night of the LDS Headquarters, in Accra, to commemorate the birth of Christ.
Elder Stanfill said it was through the mission of the Saviour that Christians could return to the father hence the reason to celebrate His life.
He, therefore, urged Christians to re-dedicate their lives to the service of God and mankind.
The evening saw choir groups such as the Accra Christiansburg Stake Choir, Labone SHS School Choir and Emvic Choral Choir entertaining the guests with melodious Christmas chorals, which elicited ecstatic applause and cheers after every delivery.
In between the tuneful chorales were readings of nine passages from the Books of Luke and Matthew, which catalogued the Birth of Jesus Christ.
Some of the readers of the Bible lessons were Nii Kpobi Tettey Tsuru III, La Mantse, Accra, Mr Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee and Mrs Elizabeth Essie Denyoh, President of Ghana Diabetes Association.
Others were Mrs Barbara Ennin, the Headmistress of the School for the Deaf and Dumb Association, Ashaiman, Nii Anokware Ensuro, Gyaasekye of La Traditional Area, and Mrs Elizabeth Osei-Tutu, the Polio Coordinator, Rotary Club, Ghana.