Victory Bible Church International (VBCI), one of the leading Charismatic and Pentecostal churches in the country, has given food items to over two thousand homes within the Awoshie-Anyaa communities in the Ablekuma North Constituency.
The gesture of the Church is in line with the call of government for religious and corporate institutions to join hands with the state to mitigate the impact of the current Covid-19 lockdown in Greater Accra, Kasoa and Greater Kumasi.
People who received the food, whiles adhering to the social distance precaution, thronged the church premises at Awoshie as early as 0500 hrs pick up their share of the food items.
Officers of the Ghana Armed Forces and the Ghana Police Service together with representatives of VBCI ensured that the humanitarian activity went on within the laid down protocols by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and government.
Speaking to journalists, Reverend Anthony Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor in charge of the humanitarian service at the church headquarters also known as Dominion Sanctuary, observed that VBCI under the leadership of the Presiding Bishop, Right Rev. N. A. Tackie-Yarboi, is very community-centred as a church and that the Covid-19 crisis has offered the church the opportunity to activate her social and humanitarian wing to serve the Awoshie community and its environs.
“The Church is community-minded, Jesus is people-centred and so we are only an arm of Jesus Christ within the community, bringing help and being compassionate to the community.
We believe that like the Bible says, Jesus saw the multitude and he was moved, we see the people in the community and we are moved by their plight,” Rev Anderson said.
Among the items shared to the families were a bag of five (5) kilogram rice, one litre of pure organic virgin coconut oil, three pieces of sardines each, a two kilogram semolina, loaves of bread and a pack of sachet water.