A farewell service was on Sunday organised for Most Reverend Doctor Justice Yaw Offei Akrofi, Anglican Bishop of the Accra Diocese, after 36 years of service in the Church.
The service which was held at the Holy Spirit Cathedral in Accra, attracted clergies from all walks of life including the United States of America and other West African countries.
Speaking at the service, Most Rev Dr. Akrofi entreated Ghanaians not only talk about peace but work to ensure that it was attained especially as Election 2012 drew closer.
“Elections are here once again and as Ghana is seen as the oasis of peace on this continent, we should be careful with our words and actions to avoid unnecessary conflicts “, he said.
Dr Akrofi, who is also the Archbishop of the Church of the Province of West Africa (CPWA), called on all especially those in authority to ensure that actions that had the potential to cause mayhem in the country were seriously checked.
He expressed regret about the numerous conflicts that had plagued many nations on the African continent due to political differences and greed.
He urged Christians to endeavour to resist temptation and the unnecessary accumulation of wealth and work towards the dissemination of the salvation power of Christ.
Most Rev Dr Akrofi debunked politics of insults and called on Christians to respect people in authority and the political system of the country.
He noted that although he had officially retired from church activities, he would continue to make himself and his expertise available to the church and the work of God.
Dr. Mrs Maria Akrofi, wife of Dr retired preacher and an Anaesthetic consultant, on behalf of the family, expressed appreciation to God for the life and the ministry of her husband and led the congregation in intercessory prayer for the Anglican Church, the Diocese of Accra, the country and humanity.
People who had had encounters with the Most Rev Dr Akrofi paid glowing testimonies to him and his family for the impact they had made on them and their communities.
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