[Courtesy of the West Africa Division]
Ghana | Solace Yawa Asafo

On September 21, 2021, Adventist Church leaders visited the Vice-President of Ghana, H.E Mahamudu Bawumia, to console him after the death of his mother, which occurred on September 13.

“We were surprised by the news of the demise of your mother and are here on behalf of the church to console you, pray for you, and share with you the hope that transcends the grave. Because your mother believed in God and Issah, we are sure you will see her again on the resurrection day,” said Pastor Thomas Techie Ocran, president of the Southern Ghana Union, who led the delegation.

The Vice-President told the delegation his mother died after a short illness, it has not been easy, and the visit is a source of comfort. “Your coming here gives me a lot of comfort, and it gives me a lot of encouragement, and I thank you for it,” the Vice-President said.

The delegation sang the song “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” for Bawumia to precede a prayer by Pastor Nii Lante Thompson, ministerial secretary of the Southern Ghana Union Conference. He prayed for comfort and strength for the VP, his family members, and members of his working team. 

“Father, I pray that you will comfort him and strengthen him, that you will guide and direct him and fulfill your promises in his life, that he will live to see your hands at work in his life. May the blessings that you bestow upon him overflow to his team. We commit his family into your hands; may your hands protect and provide for them. We commit your servant into your hands. Bless his work, bless his family, and through him, bless this nation,” Pastor Thompson prayed.

Elder Louis Bakari, Communication and Public Affairs and Religious Liberty (PARL) director for the West-Central Africa Division, presented to the Vice-President the book Beyond Death’s Door: The Hope for Reunion by William Gerald. Fifty packs of Valley Life bottled water was also donated on behalf of the church.

Other members of the delegation included Pastor Chris Annan Nunoo, executive secretary; Pastor Bright Osei Yeboah, treasurer; Pastor Nii Lante Thompson, ministerial secretary; Dr. Solace Asafo, director of communication and PAR; and Mrs. Mimonte Dorcas Odonkor, associate director.