Deeper Life Ghana Aid Organisation (DLAiD) has been launched to assist vulnerable and needy people in society, with a call to the church to tap synergies of other faith-based organisations to sustain the scheme.
Dr Yao Yeboah, Executive Director of Pentecost Social Services (PENTSOS), who made the call also urged them not to depend on overseas donors and instead build their social work from internal resources.
He said “any nation that deliberately plans to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor is doing the Lord’s work” and urged the church to support the Board of Directors to execute their job and sustain the organization.
Dr Yeboah said Christ-like social work will bring down social vices drastically and commended the leadership of the church for their vision to ensure sustainable development.
The DLAiD will be funded through a decided percentage of tithes and offerings of the church as well as special need fundraising.
Some of the areas that DLAiD will cover include educational support programme including scholarships for students from basic to tertiary levels; Livelihood Creation and Enhancement for wards of beneficiaries; Health Wellness promotion programmes; Humanitarian and Emergency Relief Programme, and Drug Use Prevention and Rehabilitation.
Dr Yeboah urged the leadership and the church members to donate generously towards the work of the DLAiD.
Pastor John Boham, National General Overseer of the Deeper Life Ministry, Ghana, said apart from their core values, which is preaching the word of God, they also have a social responsibility towards the society, especially the less privileged.
That, he said, had informed the Church’s involvement in social work to reach out to the needy and to transform lives of vulnerable in society.
Alexis Danikuu, the Resource Person, said the DLAiD sought to be a leading faith based organization in sustainable development of relief services in Ghana.
He said they will prioritise and direct resources to where it is needed most to ensure equity in their service.
“We will render services irrespective of one’s religious background”, he said.