Rescue Ghana Mission to enrol more rural preachers on its programme

Morkporkpor Anku, GNA

Accra, Aug. 1, GNA – Rescue Ghana Mission
(RGM), a Benevolent Ministry within the Church of Christ in Ghana, has
commemorated one year of providing support to 50 rural preachers of the Church
with thanksgiving and fund raising event in Accra.

The Mission hopes to increase the number of
beneficiary preachers from its current number of 50 to 100.

Mr Stephen Mensah, an Elder of the Osu Church
of Christ, speaking at the event, said currently, there were about 130
preachers waiting to be enrolled into the programme.

To commemorate the occasion, the Elders of Osu
Church of Christ in Accra, who oversee the RGM Ministry, organize a
“Thanksgiving and Fundraising Event” in collaboration with Nsawam Road Church
of Christ Singers.

Singing groups that graced the occasion were
Angelic Voices from Osu Church of Christ, Melody Maestros from Sakumono Church
of Christ, Voices of the Cross from Korle-Bu Campus Ministry and Voice of the
Living Saints from the Churches of Christ in Tema.

He said enrolling additional preachers,
therefore means that more funding would be needed.

He said the RGM Ministry operated on four
thematic areas, including providing financial support for preachers working in
rural communities, helping preachers working in rural communities to retool
themselves to enable them become more efficient and to meet the holistic needs
of the saints they serve.

It is also to provide resources both financial
and logistics for gospel campaigns in the rural communities, to support health
expense of beneficiary preachers and their families and to provide retirement
packages for preachers, who were covered by the programme.

“These objectives have been categorised into
short, medium and long term and currently RGM is providing financial support
and training for its beneficiary preachers,” he added. 

Mr Mensah said RGM depended solely on selfless
contributions from Churches of Christ and so far individual members of the
Church were the main sources of funding and besides, there were few
congregations (home and abroad), who supported either every month or

Mr Lord Asante Fordjour, an Executive Member,
told the Ghana News Agency that the executives of RGM would use the event to
render account on how much funds have been mobilized so far.

He said as part of activities marking the
commemoration, 40 of the beneficiary rural preachers have been drawn from each
of the ten regions to undergo a two-day refresher training course at Heritage
Christian College.

Rescue Ghana Mission was officially launched
in Accra in July 2016 to kick start implementation having been established in
May 2015 as a Benevolent Ministry under the oversight of the Elders of Osu
Church of Christ.

He said a total of about GH¢8,000.00 was
disbursed every month and the preachers were paid through mobile money.


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