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Jun 15, 2015

Intercessory Prayer Service for Accra flood and fire victims

Ghanaian churches throughout the United States of America (USA), under the auspices of the Ghana Embassy and the Council of Ghanaian Interfaith Alliance (COGIA), on Sunday, June 14, 2015 held an Intercessory prayers for victims of  June 3, 2015 Accra floods and fire disaster.

At the Church of Pentecost, Burtonsville, Maryland, where Ghana’s Ambassador to the US, His Excellency Joseph Henry Smith and members of staff of the Embassy joined the congregation in prayers, leaders of the various churches in Maryland and Virginia took turns to pray for victims of the floods and fire, the President and his cabinet and also prayed for the healing of the land, Ghana.

The Pastors also prayed for the Ambassador, the staff of the Mission and resource mobilization effort of the Embassy to compliment government’s effort at mitigating the suffering of the victims and their dependants.

In a brief remark, His Excellency Ambassador Smith appealed to Ghanaians to always and in all things to make Ghana their first priority.

He lamented the level at which Ghanaians have taken politics and appealed to the congregation not to allow politics to divide them because after elections, every Ghanaians is supposed to help build the country and not sit on the fence.

Ambassador Smith commended the leadership of COGIA for the efficient manner they organised the prayer service at a very short notice.

Present at the Intercessory prayer service were members of the Ghanaian Clergy constituting COGIA and members of the Relief Mobilization Committee.

The service was hosted by Pastor David Ntiamoah, the Maryland District Pastor of the Church of Pentecost.