The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has admonished Christians to renew their faith in the future of Ghana despite the current difficulties.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says Ghana has a bright future under the right leadership.
“There is hope for a brighter Ghana. What we need is that, with the help of the Almighty, our nation remains stable, united and at peace,” he said.
The NPP flagbearer said these when he worshipped at the St. Cyprian’s Anglican Church, the Grace Baptist Church, and the Calvary Charismatic Church, all in Kumasi, on Sunday February 21.
At the Grace Baptist Church, Nana Akufo-Addo explained that he was in Kumasi, on Saturday, February 20, for the funeral of the late wife of Mr. Antwi Adjei, the Director of Protocol of the NPP, and a veteran activist of the party.
On Sunday he decided to fellowship with several Christian communities in Kumasi.
He congratulated Rev. Dr. Osei-Wusu, who preached the sermon at the Grace Baptist Church, Amakom, for his inspiring and well-delivered sermon.
Akufo-Addo, who was given the opportunity to address the congregation said, the heart of Rev. Dr. Osei-Wusu’s sermon is mirrored by the words of Jesus Christ as contained in Matthew 7:21 of the Holy Bible.
The verse reads: “Not everyone who says to me Lord, Lord shall enter the kingdom of heaven, except he who does the will of my Father which is in heaven.”
“What he is saying is that it is not the screaming, it is not the shouting. It is the faith and being obedient to His word. That is what truly binds all of us as Christians, and I am happy I was in church when Rev. Dr. Osei-Wusupreached this word,” he said.
Akufo-Addo urged the head pastor of the Church to document Rev. Dr. Osei-Wusu’s sermon “and send it round the country, as he spoke to the heart of the Christian faith.”
Difficult year for Ghana
Describing 2016 as a “difficult year for us in Ghana, which will lead to the choosing of a new government for the people”, Akufo-Addo asked for prayers for Ghana, for the NPP, and for himself.
Earlier on Sunday, Akufo-Addo went to his traditional place of worship, the St. Cyprian’s Anglican Church, at Fante Newtown. The congregation also prayed for God’s strength and wisdom for the NPP leader in the run-up to the November elections.
The NPP flagbearer also attended the morning service at the Calvary Charismatic Church, at Ayigya, where the Founder and Senior Pastor of the Church, Pastor Ransford Obeng, in his sermon, bemoaned the emergence of “election year Christians”, who plague the people with suffering once they secure power.
Obeng stressed that, “the things you do to the people of Ghana when you are in power will prove whether you are a Christian or not.”
Nana Akufo-Addo, in his remarks to the congregation, much to the amusement of the congregation, that “I am not an election year Christian, but a well-established Christian who worships regularly at the Ridge Church in Accra, and, if I find myself in Kumasi, at the St. Cyprian’s Anglican Church.”
He appealed to the congregation to trust in his abilities to transform the country.
“This is my third attempt, and I can assure you that, when you give me the chance, I will, with the guidance of the Almighty, not disappoint you,” he assured them.