The St. Joseph Anglican Church, Kaneshie has inducted 12 new executive members into the Anglican Young People’s Association (AYPA) and 7 youth executives for their Junior Youth (JY) of the Parish.
The ceremony which took place at the church premises in the midst of the global pandemic, was witnessed by a sizable number of well-wishers and the congregation. Inducting the executives into office, Rev’d Fr. Christian Kuoku Kalitsi, Parish Priest urged them to exemplify Christ and only wage battles which would glorify the Lord.
In his acceptance speech, Brother Michael Phelps, President of AYPA, extended his profound gratitude to the entire AYPA membership for endorsing the nomination of the new officers. He pledged the dedication of his team to the cause of the AYPA, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and called on the support of the entire church in making their tenure a success. The executives inducted for the AYPA include: Bro. Bernard Biltmore-Kumi, Vice President; Bro. J.P.K. A.B. Obeng, Secretary; Sis. Naa Anyema Collison, Assist. Secretary; Bro. Ellis Akushie, Treasurer; Bro. Albert Aryee, Male Organiser and Sis. Mercy Abrokwah, Female Organiser.
The other include: Bro. Nathaniel Awuku Obeng, Chaplain; Sis. Belinda Okaijah, Chaplain; Sis. Millicent Ashie, JY Liaison; Bro. Daniel Arhinful, ANA Rep; Sis. Sheilla A.S. Addo, ANA Rep; Bro. Ernest Ashie, Cafeteria Board Chairman. Executives of the Junior Youth also included: Matilda Ankrah, President; Emmanuel Robertson, Vice President; Chinette Fafa Royce Tay, Secretary; Ransford Mills, Male Organiser; Chinette Emefa Royce Tay Female Organiser; Aaron Aworinde, Treasurer and Roberta Ankrah, Registrar/Porter.
The executive have a two-year term to further the growth of the church amid evangelism and initiating programmes for the well-being of members and the citizenry.
Anglican Young People’s Association (AYPA) sets out to make young people firm in faith and ready to serve Our Lord and His Church. The Association concentrates on the work of lay training and with small group with a motto: “For Christ and The Church Aims”
Story by Naa Anyema Collison