TOUCH A LIFE PROJECT BY ADVENTIST SMART WOMEN
[Photo: Debbie Asamoah Antwi, founder of Adventist Smart Women donating item to the chief of Baako Ni Aba]
Adventist Smart Women, a group of Seventh-day Adventist Women on Social media with Facebook as their focal point of meeting, visited a deprived community called Baako Ni Aba in the Nyinahin district on the 22nd December 2018. This group donated items worth fifteen thousand Ghana Cedis to the community members.
Adventist Smart Women is a group of Seventh-day Adventist Women on Social media formed by a Ghanaian, Ms. Debbie Asamoah Antwi on March 21, 2018. It has a current population of over 4300 members across the globe: Ghana, Sierra Leon, Cameron, Tanzania, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, United States, Philippines, and Belgium among others.
Their main objective is to seek and make impact in the lives of others through education, networking, collaboration, socialization and empowerment for the second coming of Christ.
The group is made up of professionals who help in resolving delicate issues as well as discussions based on Adventist Beliefs, on social, relationship, health, education and many more. Members with tantalizing and sensitive issues bring them on board by using an anonymous link to hide their identity. To help the fellow, this group members use the Bible, professionalism, personal experiences, and counsels.
The group members pray and fast every second Wednesday of the month for Revival and Reformation for themselves and intercede for the church at large.
Adventist Smart Women planned and held a humanitarian action dubbed "Project Touch a Life" with the aim of bringing a heart closer to Jesus by meeting the physical needs of a community.
The leader and her coordinators contacted Pastor Michael Boateng, the district Pastor of Nyinahin, and he welcomed the idea with joy and made the necessary arrangements for the project to come through on Saturday, 22nd of December 2018.
The action plan of the group for Project Touch a Life is to:
1. Worship with the church in Baako Ni Aba
2. Fully furnish the place of worship for the Seventh-day Adventist church in Baako Ni Aba
3. Donate food items, toiletries to the entire community.
4. Donate clothes, foot wear, bags, babies’ accessories etc.
5. And Provide stationery for the children.
The members made donations and raised funds as the main source of funding the project.
After the Sabbath service, Smart Women donated the items they purchased for the church and the community. Some of the items donated to the Church include: 30 plastic Chairs, 5chairs and carpet for the rostrum, two tables, one Pulpit, curtains, offertory bowls, wall clock, flowers and their vase, table covers and Bibles. They gave these items to the Seventh-day Adventist church to furnish the chapel of Baako Ni Aba.
What the Smart Women donated to the community members also include: food items and toiletries such as rice, cooking oil, tomato paste, drinks, biscuits, washing powders, soap, babies’ accessories, diapers and so on. Others include, clothes, shoes, and bags.
[Photo: Some of Items donated to the community]
The school children also received exercise and note books, pencils, pens, mathematical sets, rulers, sharpeners, and others. The total value of the items donated is GHC15000.
The leader praised the Almighty God for making it possible for them to achieve the dream of their vision by touching a life of someone who really need help. Ms. Debbie Asamoah Antwi, with joy glowing in her face said, “this is the duty of every Christian which Jesus commissioned us to do.” She concluded that, “Hopefully this project will bring some people closer to Jesus.”
Ms. Debbie therefore appeals to every Adventist woman who is acquainted with the use of social media to join the group in order to reach more souls in their next project. The group members who are not active on the platform also should try to register their activeness so they can make their input.
A special thank you to all Adventist Smart Women for their prayers, support and donations, and also the Administrators, moderators and coordinators.
To each and everyone who threw his or her support for the project especially the pastors, the men who came to help, members of Riverside SDA Church California and others, we say thank you.
Smart Women also expressed their appreciation to the Nyinahin district and Baako Ni Aba community for the privilege given to reach some people in a deprived area of their community. They recognized the drivers, photographers, and all who supported them in the project.
Story by: Bernard Adjare, (Communication Director for Central Ghana Conference)