The Head Pastor of the Redemption Assemblies of God Church in the Upper East Region, Reverend Dr Lazarus Apambila Akaburi, has observed that Biblical education is the key to the proper upbringing of children to become responsible nation leaders.
The Head Pastor who made the observation during this year’s Children’s Day often celebrated by the church annually, stressed that the spate of social vices among the Ghanaian youth could be curtailed if they attained proper Biblical education.
He said it was against this background that theRedemption Assemblies of God Church in the region including all Assemblies of God Church in Ghana had established the Children Ministry staffed with teachers who conduct Biblical lessons for children in the church.
He entreated religious bodies that have such Ministry to strengthen it by impacting Biblical education on the children to help raise responsible leaders to spearhead the affairs of the nation devoid of negative practices such as corruption.
While entreating parents to complement the church in raising responsible children for the nation, Reverend Dr Akaburi also called on children to obey God by respecting their parents as stated in the scriptures, Ephesians chapter 6: 1-4.
Reading the report about the Children’s Day, Mrs Babara Akaburi, the wife of Reverend Dr Akaburi, stated that although the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) stalled most of the earmarked activities for the year under review, they made significant spiritual impact on the children.
She cited for instance that through the Biblical teaching, majority of the children have been empowered to become very instrumental in areas including leading worships and prayers, special songs ministration, memory verses, action songs and spiritual boxing.
Mrs Akaburi appealed to parents to help complete the children’s apartment of the new church building to make it more conducive for the Biblical lessons and to also provide children with Bibles and notebooks during their attendance to lessons.
The children who took the centre stage of the church auditorium, exhibited their talents by preaching sermons, singing special songs of ministration, reciting memory verses, action songs, spiritual boxing among others to the amusement of the congregation.
FROM SAMUEL AKAPULE, BOLGATANGA