SOM presents teaching materials to 600 students in 2 regions
Souls Oriented Mission (SOM), a religious NGO, distributed educational and religious materials to students in three schools in the Ashanti and Central regions to help them with their learning.
Items included school uniforms, bags, pens, pencils, books, shoes, t-shirts, clothing, a school bell, Bibles and religious books.
The beneficiary schools are those of the Methodist Enyam Nkodwo School in the Central Region, Bedieso D/A Primary and JHS and Presbyterian Primary Schools, all in the Ashanti Region.
In separate ceremonies, Pastor Mark Neil, SOM team leader, said the items were presented to more than 600 pupils and students in the two regions based on their pressing needs.
Pastor Neil pointed out that the items were presented with the aim of alleviating some pressure on the pockets of parents and guardians to acquire these items for use by their wards in school.
He pointed out that the gesture was the mission’s way of supporting the needy in society and reaching out to them in addition to preaching Christ to them.
According to the team leader, Christians focus only on the inner part of the human being when they witness or evangelize non-Christians, without paying attention to the external needs of the person.
“At SOM, we believe that soul winning or evangelism is not just about witnessing to the inner part of the person about Christ, but also about meeting the physical needs of those who really need it and making them feel welcome,” he said.
Pastor Neil said that before the presentations several crusades took place and so many people gave their lives to God in all the areas they visited.