Victory Bible Church International (VBCI), one of the leading charismatic and Pentecostal churches in Ghana, has given out food items to over 2000 homes within the Awoshie-Anyaa communities in the Ablekuma North constituency where the church is located.
The gesture of the Church is in line with the call of government for religious and corporate institutions to join hands with the state to mitigate the impact of the current Covid-19 lockdown in Greater Accra, Kasoa and Greater Kumasi as part of efforts to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus in Ghana.
Families within the area thronged the church premises Sunday as early as 5:00 a.m. to receive the food items.
Among the items shared to the families were bags of five kilogram rice, one litre of pure organic virgin coconut oil, three pieces of sardines each, a two kilogram semolina, loaves of bread and a pack of sachet water.
Personnel from the Ghana Armed Forces and the Ghana Police Service together with representatives of VBCI ensured that the humanitarian activity went on within the laid down protocols by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and government.
Senior associate pastor in charge of the humanitarian service at the headquarters church, Dominion Sanctuary, Rev. Anthony Anderson, described the VBCI under the leadership of the Presiding Bishop, Rt. Rev. N. A. Tackie-Yarboi, as a community-centred church.
He told journalists that the covid-19 crisis has offered the Church the opportunity to activate her social and humanitarian wing to serve the Awoshie community and its environs.
“The Church is community-minded, Jesus is people-centred and so we are only an arm of Jesus Christ within the community, bringing help and being compassionate to the community. We believe that like the Bible says, Jesus saw the multitude and he was moved, we see the people in the community and we are moved by their plight,” Rev. Tony Anderson stated.