Money collected from an appeal for funds at a praise and worship held at the Wesley Cathedral Methodist Church at Adum last Friday could not be found after the service.
The total amount realized miraculously vanished in the church. The problem was deepened when a pastor decided to perform a ritual to find out which among the congregation took the money. A reliable source told the Times newspaper that the unspecified amount was in a polythene bag and deposited under a high table where the pastors were seated.
But at the end of the worship, the money was nowhere to be found when the organizers wanted to count it. Efforts to find the money proved futile and it was at this juncture that a pastor decided to perform the ritual.
He was said to have requested for some sand and salt which he mixed together and spread the mixture on the floor. According to an eyewitness, the pastor asked a number of people suspected to have taken the money to walk through the mixture of sand and salt.
None of those asked to walk over the salt was found to have taken the money, so all of them walked away. Everyone including the pastors were left scratching their heads and asking who might have stolen the cash.
It was the first time the ‘live worship’ was held in a church as the yearly event organized by some employees of Nhyira FM of the Multimedia Company had been held in the open. There was no breathing space as the building was full to brim with large crowd outside, the source said.
Rt. Reverend Professor Sarfo Kantanka, Bishop of the Kumasi Diocese of the Methodist Church, when contacted said he was not aware of the event as he went for a workshop at Aburi.
Meanwhile, the organizers are tight-lipped over the matter.
Source: The G. Times
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