From Naabenyin Joojo Amissah
Giving a helping hand and other form(s) of support to the vulnerable in society, and humankind in general, has been described as a responsibility and a command from God.
Rev. Kingsley Appiagyei, Founder and General Overseer of Trinity Baptist Church, stated this when his church donated various items to the people of Dutch Komenda and other surrounding communities during the weekend.
The items donated included bags of rice, bales of used clothes, cooking oil and assorted provisions. Also, there was a general medical screening.
In all, over 2,500 people benefited from the various items that were donated, as well as the health screening. The donations and the health screening cost a little over GH¢18,000.
Giving the rationale behind the gesture, Rev Appiagyei explained that he was personally touched by the plight of the people of Dutch Komenda when the town was flooded some time ago.
He explained that given the debilitating nature of the situation in which the people found themselves during the flood, he adopted the community and the people.
“God beseeches us to give assistance to people in times of their needs. The donations are not over. We will continue to support them,” he assured.
The General Overseer appealed to the people to be God fearing, remain committed and steadfast in Christ, and live together in oneness.
For six years running, Rev Appiagyei and his church have been assisting the people of Dutch Komenda and surrounding towns and villages annually with donations of items.
The occasion is held on the 13th day of August every year. According to Rev. Appiagyei, education is a means of eradicating poverty, and in this regard, he gives support to over 160 students in some tertiary institutions in the country.