The leadership of the Breman Circuit branch of the Methodist Church of Ghana has donated food items worth GHs19,000 to support vulnerable members who worship at the various societies that fall within their jurisdiction.
The items were presented yesterday 14th April 2020 by the Superintendent Minister for the Circuit Very Reverend Benjamin Anson to stewards of the various societies, who per the arrangement of distribution will oversee the dispensing of the relief items to their various members.
The food items were a colossal number of bags of rice, canned sardines and cooking oil.
The items according to the Superintendent Minister were acquired through a collective contribution made by well-to-do society members, individuals plus an amount of money tapped from the coffers of the circuit church, aimed at assisting the aged, poor, sick and needy among them.
He indicated that the circuit after a careful feasibility study realised that most of the members were hard-pressed financially. After drawing the attention of the church to challenge, they settled on coming out with the intervention in question to address the situation.
“We put the matter before members of the church and we all agreed to make contributions in cash or kind to assist the needy”, he said.
Addressing the media, he expressed shock over how members contributed massively to support the agenda.
“Food received from the circuit alone can feed close to over 250 members and those received from the various societies will also support more than 230 members of the church. “More items are still pouring in”,Very Reverend Anson disclosed.
Very Reverent Benjamin Anson speaking in an interview with leakynews.net challenged that the responsibility lies on churches to feed the poor among them with part of their accumulated funds.
He advised that much of church money should be spent on the welfare of poor members and needy in society.
Steward for Breman circuit Mr. Samuel Mensah also revealed that GHs 18,000 was spent on the the items. Out of the amount, GHs 11,000 came from the circuit. The remaining GHs 8,000 he underlined was acquired through contributions made by some society members and individuals