Parents advised to train children in the Lord

Accra- Madam Rina Naa Ashie Oduma Coffie, Regional Director of Accra East Region of Child Evangelism Fellowship Ghana (CEF) has called on parents to train their children on the word of God.

She said training children in the fear of God would enable them to flee from sin, grow in wisdom and become responsible citizens.

There is the need for us to arrest the children for Christ because if we fail to do that then the police will arrest them for crimes, she said.

Madam Oduma Coffie said this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency on the sidelines of a day’s Pastors and Christian Leaders Conference organised by CEF to sensitise child evangelists and help facilitate the transformation of the lives of children.

The conference was held under the theme: Child Evangelism The Need of the Hour” (Psalm 78:1-8).

CEF, an international, bible-centred, faith ministry is a fellowship of Christians dedicated to the task of winning boys and girls to Christ.

Madam Oduma Coffie said equipping the children to fear and honour God is the greatest legacy parents could bequeath to their children.

She said many adults are not confirmed Christians so they could not inculcate the right values in children.

She urged parents to adhere to the teachings of Jesus Christ and accept Him as their Lord and personal saviour.

Pastor Nicholas Owusu, a National Trainer of the CEF-Ghana, said children were by nature, delicate and demanded maximum attention at all times.

He said a research conducted by Dr Bryan Myles, said people are most open to spirituality between the ages of four and 14 hence churches, teachers and parents should use that avenue to reach out to them and give them sound training.

When the tree is tender you can easily mould it, but when it is old it becomes difficult, he said.

He said participants are expected to use the experience acquired from the conference to help minimize delinquencies among children.

The congregation prayed for the nation, churches, school, ministers and teachers.

Source: Ghana News Agency

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