The lack of service mentality has been suggested as the cause of many breakaways to formation of churches and largely, political parties in the sub region, the Right Reverend Doctor Seth SenyoAdigi, Moderator of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EP Church) has posited.
The Bishop made his claim in a sermon he delivered as the principal preacher at the Diamond Jubilee Anniversary celebrations and church building dedication service of the Garrison Methodist Presbyterian Church (GMPC), Burma Camp, on the 29th of October, 2017.
Rt Rev DrAdigi further urged all and sundry, to express love and service beyond their close circles to all humanity, and afterwards expect rewards such as peace, self-satisfaction and earthly rewards, citing Nelson Mandela, Mother Theresah and Martin Luther King Jnr as examples.
The 60-year old church, built for and by some Christian soldiers and their families has erected a church building complex which hosts offices, youth resource centre, departmental halls and a vast vehicle parking lot, which was recently completed.
GMPC membership is basically comprised of Methodist, Presbyterian, Evangelical Presbyterian and AME Zion Christians living at Burma Camp and its precincts and, was founded in 1957 by a small group which came out from the St George’s Anglican Chapel at the military camp.
The occasion was replete with many dignitaries, including the Chief of the Defence Staff, Lt Gen Obed BoamahAkwa, Rear Admiral Moses Beick-Baffour, Chief of Staff, Ghana Armed Forces, General Head Quarters, Colonel Eric Aggrey-Quashie, Director, Department of Public Relations, (DPR) GAF (who is also the chief usher of the church).
Also present were Rev Naval Captain Paul AdjeiDjan, the Chaplain of GAF and also GMPC, Rt Rev Col William KwesiJonfia of the Methodist Church, a former minister of the GMPC who mooted the idea of relocating the church to its present location and Church Lane at the camp.
The CDS later joined other dignitaries of the church to cut the diamond anniversary cake and also presented two cash donations to the Church, likewise Rt Rev Dr Adigi, who presented hymn books and an undisclosed amount of cash to GMPC, after he had delivered the sermon.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/Kofi Ampeah-Woode, Burma Camp