The former Archbishop of the Province of West Africa of the Anglican Church, the Most Reverend(rtd) Robert G. A. Okine has advised Christians to take inspiration from the courage , commitment and hope of lotto stakers in their service to the church and the country.
Archbishop (rtd) Okine said he was not a lotto staker and was not encouraging people to stake lotto but rather to learn from the commitment, courage and hope of lotto stakers and apply it in their work for the progress of the church and the country.
He was preaching the sermon at the consecration and dedication of the new chapel of the St. John the Divine Anglican Church at Nuaso, near Krobo-Odumase on Sunday.
The consecration and dedication ceremony was performed by the Anglican Bishop of Koforidua, Rt. Rev. Francis Benjamin Quashie.
Archbishop (rtd) Okine observed that, lotto stakers never give-up despite the huge amount of money they lose and always have the hope of winning in their next attempt and urged christens to demonstrate the same type of courage and commitment in their service to God and the church.
He congratulated the people of the parish for constructing the church building within a short time to the glory of God and the Nuaso community.
Giving the history of the new church building, the Parish Priest of St. John the Divine church, Rev. Fr. Sameal Paddy said in March 2000, a rain storm ripped off the roof of the old church building, which was constructed in 1930 and destroyed the building. The storm also ripped off the roof of the local Anglican School building.
He said the church therefore initiated the construction of a new church building, and with the support of the congregation, the Nuaso Community, well wishers and the development partners of the church from St Peter’s Parish of Hilling Island, England, the new church building was completed.