According to an associate pastor of Empowerment Worship Centre (EWC) Dr. Paul Lartey that was the only way through which people would believe and support them to achieve their religious aims.
Dr. Lartey made this known at the third free medical screening outreach, organised by the church as part of its efforts to meet the health needs of Ghanaians.
EWC is an Accra-based religious organisation that recognises and continues to provide spiritual growth and cater for the physical needs of the less-fortunate in the country.
Over 3,000 residents from Tesano, Kisseman, Dzorwulu, Abelemkpe, Legon, Taifa, Lapaz and its environs were screened for Hepatitis B, malaria, blood pressure, dental care, surgical, eye clinics and blood donation as part of the free medical care organised by the church.
With preventive health care as a goal of EWC and knowing the importance of education to this aim, the church added a back-to-school package which provided school bags, textbooks and stationery to children in nearby communities to enhance their education.
Speaking in an interview with The Ghanaian Times, Dr. Lartey was of the view that, the word of God must not only be shared but must be practised by all who preach it.
“Giving a practical touch to the word we preach everyday goes a long way to enrich the lives of many including the underprivileged in our communities,” he added.
He admonished faith-based organisations dotted around the country to show compassion to the poor and the needy.
A pregnant woman, Nora Lamptey, who benefitted from the free medical care, expressed her gratitude to the church for coming to the aid of residents in the community.
She was of the view that, if all churches including other religious bodies assit the needy to meet their health needs, it would lessen the over-dependence on the limited health amenities in the country.
Madam Lamptey called on underprivileged individuals to make good use of such opportunities when they come their way to lessen their burdens in life.
By Daniel N. Amparbeng