Agbogbloshie SDA celebrates 75th anniversary

Mr. Alfred Okoh Vanderpuije (third from left) joins the congregation for the thanksgiving service.

Mr. Alfred Okoh Vanderpuije (third from left) joins the congregation for the thanksgiving service.

Agbogblogshie Hansen Road Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) Church ended its year-long 75th anniversary celebration in Accra, with a call on Ghanaians to be dedicated to their professions.
The event was held on the theme, ‘Celebrating our rich heritage-Living in the light of His word”, brought together church members, the clergy, government officials and a representative from the James Town Mantse Nii Kojo Ababio V.
Mr. Alfred Okoh Vanderpuye, Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive thanked the church for its numerous contributions to the development of Ghana in the health and educational sectors.
“The church has helped the people in this community in various ways through its development projects,” he stressed and urged the church to continue to contribute to the development of communities.
Mr. Vanderpuye, a member of the SDA Church asked for God’s blessings for the church leaders to be able to contribute to the development of the community.
Mr. Onasis Mensah, the Vice Chairman for the anniversary planning committee, disclosed to The Ghanaian Times that the church had engaged in community projects since the launch of the anniversary in January.
Projects in areas such as Accra Timber Market and Agbogbloshie, he said are completed while others in the Arena Lorry stations were ongoing, adding that they would be handed over to the authorities when completed.
“As part of our contribution to the development of the community, we have put up a passenger waiting seat and LCD television worth GH¢200, 000.00 at the Arena Lorry station.”
Mr. Mensah said the church organised activities such as debates among branch churches, concerts and inspirational talks aimed at educating the young people about the heritage of the church.
Special plaques and citations were given to personalities, who had contributed to the growth of the church.


By Luther King Owusu-Amoah

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