07.08.2019

Accra Youth Camp - 2019 Day 3 – A Fallen Congregation, Sports, Praise and Adoration

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    A little warm-up before the vineyard walk
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    Over 600 youth enjoyed the vineyard walk
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    The unfortunate state of the Gomoa-Abaasa congregation church built in 1991
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    The youth singing in faith and trust
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    Community Evangelist Osei-Boateng, Accra Area Youth leader, encouraging the youth to help in all ways possible
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    Some excited youth reveling in the moments after the vineyard walk
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    Rich in joy and smiles: Community Evangelists Osei-Boateng (left) and Francis Tey
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    “Catch me if you can…”: Sister Jennifer Larbie (Bawjiase district) in her winning stride for the 200 meter competition
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    The jubilating Kasoa district after winning the football competition
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    Sister Grace Tetteh, a member of the organizing committee, sang Confide in God to a rousing applause
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    Accra West Youth choir taking their turn upstage

The state of the church around the Apostle Area in some rural towns was brought into sharp focus and deep perspective on the 3rd day of the camp, 3rd August, as Community Evangelist Osei-Boateng, led the youth to visit the fallen congregation of the Gomoa-Abaasa village. This was part of activities planned for the day.

 


The Sad State of the Gomoa-Abaasa Congregation


Over 600 youth participated in the early morning vineyard walk through the principal streets of the Gomoa-Abonyi and Abaasa villages. In line with the call for help by Bishop Asare for the townsfolk, Community Evangelist (CEv.) Osei-Boateng led the youth to visit the abandoned congregation building, where members intervened for the physical and spiritual restoration of the congregation. Some youth also interacted with residents who narrated the unfortunate decline of the congregation, which used to have an overflow of congregants seated outside on divine service days.

 


Speed, Strength, Technique & Tactics


As a regular and traditional activity, the youth were involved in some games. Bawjiase district won both men’s 100M and 200M competitions as well as the 200M female competition. Ningo district won the ladies’ 100M competition. Kasoa district emerged winners for the ever popular football competition.

 


In Praise and Adoration of God


The youth once again displayed their riches in voices and stage art. Performances from the youth choirs of Accra East and West as well as Winneba, Swedru and Kasoa set the mood and focus for the divine service with Apostle Benjamin Ohene-Saffo the next morning. 

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