The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has given out food items to over 800 homes within the Tamale Metropolis and its surrounding communities in the Northern Region.
The gesture is in line with the launch of its maiden program for Christmas, tagged “Light the World”; `Give as He Gave’”. This is in commemoration of the Birth of Jesus Christ, and an extension of its humanitarian and capacity building services to enlighten the world on the significance of Christmas.
Families thronged the Aliu Mahama Sports stadium premises as early to pick up their share of the food items.
The objective of the church is to foster kindness and harmony within the communities and among neighbors, echoing the sentiment of ‘Peace, goodwill toward men’ (Luke 2:14). This year the emphasis is on the importance of loving one another.
The theme for this year’s celebration is “Let Your Light Shine.” Which more countries and communities are expected to participate.
Speaking to the media after presenting the items to beneficiaries, president of the church of Jesus Christ of latter-day saints Africa West area, Elder S. Gifford Nielsen, said, “one of the things we want to do is, we want to follow the examples of our savior Jesus Christ. He thought two very important principles; to love the Lord and love your neighbor ghbour, and we feel like we have our neigbours here today”.
Elder S. Gifford Nielsen, while commending the people of Tamae for coming out massively to receive the items, also urged the beneficiaries to share what they have received with their neigbours. “We want the beneficiaries to take the food and find their own light, the world experience. They should find somebody they can love, find somebody they can help, and that will be extremely work for all of us’.
Speaking on the ’25 Ways in 25 Days’, Elder S. Gifford Neilsen narrated that, “25 ways in 25 Days is something significant to us because that help us every day. Think about little act of kindness. They are 25 ways in the next 25 days before Christmas, to able to look around our neighborhood and try to do something nice for them. If everybody here today did that, what will happen to Tamale? It will be significant; it will change the whole feelings of Tamale, wherever we are. If every one just think about someone else rather themselves, our communities will be stronger. There will be more love and care, and I think everybody would be lifted to the other level”.
On his part, the Mayor of Tamale Hnorable Sule Salifu who’s speech was read on his behalf, commended the leadership of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for extending the support to the people of the Tamale Metropolis and its surrounding communities.
Some of the beneficiaries who could not hide their happiness also expressed their gratitude to the leadership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Story By: Alhassan Yakubu |www.diamondfmonline.com |Ghana.