THE Klefe Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana last Sunday realised more than GH¢60,000 at a fund-raising ceremony to climax their centenary celebrations held at Klefe Kpodzi in the Ho Municipality.
The money would be used for the completion of the church’s centenary guest house.
Preaching the sermon on the theme: “I Shall Not Die but Live and Proclaim the Work of the Lord,” the Moderator of the EP Church, Ghana, Rt. Rev. Dr Livingstone Komla Buama, a citizen of the town, said the church was established at Klefe about 100 years ago.
He said with hard work and dedication over the years, Christianity and education were deeply rooted in the area and the result was the production of many prominent people including bankers, doctors, lawyers, military and police officers.
Rt. Rev. Buama stressed the need for the youth to worship God in sincerity to protect them against poverty, drugs and alcohol abuse, irresponsible parenthood and sexual promiscuity.
For his part, the former moderator of the church, Very Rev. J.Y. Ledo, called on Christians to have confidence in the Lord Jesus Christ and also love one another and in truth.
“It is by so doing that our proclamation of the works of the Lord will rise up to him”, he said.
Earlier in a welcoming address, the Fiaga of Klefe Traditional Area, Togbe Afele Dzaga X, was happy about the peaceful co-existence of the 10 Christian churches in the town.
He noted that the celebration should mark a new vision for strengthening their Christian values and morals.
“We should do away with outmoded customs, reduce ignorance and poverty and make Klefe a place of peace and development and progress”, Togbe Dzaga said.
He called for the establishment of an education endowment fund to support brilliant, needy children in the area.