Northern Ghana Diocese Receives Motor Cycles

The Northern Diocese of the Methodist Church Ghana has received four motor cycles from a number of groups in England. The Northampton District donated 2 motor cycles, 1 from Hackney circuit Ghanaian Methodist Fellowship, and 1 from the New River circuit in London. The presentation was done during the biannual ministerial trip to Ghana. The Bishop of Northern Ghana Diocese, Rt. Rev Dr Nathan Samwini, who received the motor cycles thanked the donors and assured them that the motors will be put to good use.

The ministerial trip is organised by the Ghanaian Methodist Fellowship-UK Chaplaincy, and is led by the Chaplain, Rev William Davis. Twelve ministers- nine from the British Conference, two from the Italian Conference, and one from the German Conference took part in this year’s trip from 5th to 16th January 2015. The trip offers the ministers the opportunity to visit their colleagues in Ghana, visit interesting places and explore Methodism in the Ghanaian context.

The group travelled length and breadth of the country. Places visited include Rafiki Village, Cape Coast castle, Nzulezu village, Manhyia Palace Museum, Tamale and Yendi. The group also visited the central mosque in Tamale and a paid a courtesy call on the regent of Yendi at his palace.

The Methodist Church Ghana also received some items including 2 laptops from the Hackney circuit Ghanaian Methodist Fellowship, 1 laptop from the New River circuit, and a digital camera from Peckham Methodist Church, London. The New River circuit in London also donated £1,300.00 to the Methodist Church Ghana.

Shernhall and Woodforth Methodist church also donated £400.00 to Rafiki orphanage.

IMG_0244 (2)The four motor cycles in display

Methodist Central Hall Assists Northern Ghana Diocese

The Methodist Central Hall, Westminster has donated three motor cycles at a cost of £1,300.00 to the Methodist church Ghana Northern Diocese.

Both Reverend Martin Turner and Tony Miles, superintendent and deputy superintendent of Methodist Central hall respectively, joined the GMF-UK Chaplaincy mission trip to Ghana in 2011 and 2013. It was on these trips that they realised the need for the motor cycles to help their colleagues in the Northern Ghana.

Through appeal to the congregation at Methodist Central hall, the money was raised to support the mission work in the Northern Ghana Diocese.

The presentation was done during this year’s GMF-UK Chaplaincy youth mission trip to Ghana in April 2014.

The Methodist church Ghana and GMF-UK Chaplaincy are grateful to Reverends Martin, Tony and the congregation at Methodist Central Hall.

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Proud recipients of the motor cycle