Religion Sun, 20 Mar 2016
Pastor Alfred Kwasi Asiem, Youth Director of the Southern Ghana Union Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventists (SDA), has called on the youth to reach out to others in their communities to spread the gospel.“You have been called out today to extend a special hand of help to the needy in our villages, towns and cities; to contribute to the spreading of the everlasting gospel,” he said.
Pastor Asiem made the call when the Southern Ghana Union Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventists held its fourth annual Global Youth Day (GYD) celebration in Accra.
The GYD day this year occurred on the 19th March, and was on the theme: “Be the Sermon”, and this was based on the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10).
The GYD is a day at which the Seventh-Day Adventist youth around the world are reminded on their role as the “hands and feet of Jesus Christ”- through acts of kindness.
Pastor Asiem urged the Adventist youth to move beyond their comfort zones and get onto the streets, the orphanages, hospitals and help people who are really in need or calling for help.
As part of the celebration the Adventist youth matched through some principal streets of Accra, made donations to the Borstal Institute of Accra and undertook blood donations for various blood banks.
The Youth Director said: “As Christ shed his blood to save us, so are we called on this day of service, to also donate blood to save a life.”
“I am overwhelmed by this massive turnout of young people. Evidently, it shows your readiness to go on God’s errand.”
Pastor Mark Hado, Youth Director of the South Ghana Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, said the conference has about 15,000 youth members under its auspices.
He said the GYD was being used to unveil a one week youth week of prayer starting from Saturday 19 to 27 March.
He said other activities earmarked for this year includes bible quiz and seminars for the youth.