The Lordina Foundation has presented a set of musical instruments to the Little Waves Evangelism Group of the St Francis Cathedral in Cape Coast to enable the group to continue to evangelize to people through music.
The presentation was in fulfilment of a promise made by Mrs Lordina Mahama, the First Lady, who is President of the Foundation, , at a funeral in Cape Coast, last year.
Mr Ken Adjei, the Deputy Minister of Defence, who presented the items to the group on behalf of the First Lady, explained that the group performed at the funeral rites of the mother of the Foreign Affairs Minister, Ms Hanna Tetteh.
At the funeral, the First Lady reportedly noticed that the Evangelism Group was having challenges with their Public Address System.
Mrs Mahama, in her usual philanthropic gesture, decided to provide the Group with a new set of instruments to enable them to evangelise effectively.
Making the presentation, which was received by the Reverend Father Isaac Ebo-Blay, the Vicar General of the Catholic Archdiocese in Cape Coast, Mr Adjei expressed the hope that the instruments would assist the group to reach larger audiences in their quest to win souls for Christ.
He said the Lordina Foundation had also been doing its part to help society through various activities including, the presentation of working tools and equipment to skilled persons such as tailors, hairdressers, barbers and the visually impaired as start-up support for their businesses.
He said additionally, the Foundation had taken the issue of healthcare delivery very seriously and had been working very hard to promote women and children’s health across the country by presenting assorted medical supplies and equipment to hospitals and clinics in some of the regions.
Mr Adjei said the donation of the medical supplies was aimed at complimenting the efforts of the government to realise its vision of quality and accessible health care for all citizens, as it brought health care to the doorstep of Ghanaians through its massive health infrastructure programme.
He drew the attention of the group to the worrying issue of child marriage and urged them to use their music to educate the communities they visited about the need for all to ensure that girls stayed in school and realised their full potential and not be forced into early marriages.
Rev Fr. Ebo-Blay, thanked the First Lady for the gesture, describing her, “as an angel” whose philanthropic works were not limited to any particular group or persons.
“The First lady’s philanthropist spirit and gesture has touched the church and the group and we will continue to pray for her in all her endeavours,” Rev Ebo-Blay said.
He said during the group’s performance at the funeral, Mrs Mahama who was so touched, assured the group that she would like to help them with whatever they lacked in order to extend their evangelism far and wide.
Rev Fr Ebo-Blay expressed his appreciation to the Lordina Foundation for working hard to assist the underprivileged in the society, saying the instruments would also assist the church in its quest to preach Christ to people through sacred music and the word of God.
“My Group needed a public address system and a mixer, and the First Lady promised to provide them to the group, and she has fulfilled that promise today,” he said.