The Founder of Divine Word International Ministries, Bishop John Adonteng Boateng, has reaffirmed his commitment to assuaging the suffering of the less privileged to fully realise and access their potential in the society.
Commissioning an ultra-modern orphanage home for widows, orphans, and other underprivileged people, he also expressed his willingness to bring joy to them and show them love.
The “Divine Privileged Home,” located in Kasoa, is expected to house over 200 underprivileged people as they kick-start a life of hope and offer them respite from their plights.
At a well-attended ceremony at the Accra International Conference Centre over the weekend, the project was officially commissioned, with a fund-raiser held to support the underprivileged who would move into the facility.
Bishop Adonten Boateng said the insurgence of the coronavirus had worsened the plight of orphans and widows in the past few years, adding that he was poised to do something for them in these difficult moments.
“The coronavirus pandemic caused economic difficulties around the globe, and Ghana was not spared either. Even children who still have their parents alive struggle to get something to eat. But the question is, how do those who have lost their parents get something to eat? I have always had this on my mind, and I decided to build this orphanage to help the needy in society,” he said.
According to the U.S.-based preacher, he has always had a vision of investing in children who are underprivileged so that they will become good future leaders.
On his vision in the next five to ten years, he said: “You should expect an orphan child that has no hope flying to America on a first class ticket. That would mean that God has been good to them and that’s my hope. We are humans and cannot give what we don’t have, so what the Lord gives us, we won’t hold nothing back but we’ll bless them exceedingly and ensure that they have good lives worthy of emulation and appreciation”.
He gave the assurance to use his orphanage to father and mother the less privileged personally, adding that “the children will escape some of the sufferings of his upbringing”.
“That’s all; it’s my passion, love for mankind that I am transferring. We looking for infants, from the very day they’re born until whenever we able to take care of them. So I have no limit for age but for now, because we’re starting, we are looking for crest,” he noted.
He also disclosed that his outfit had plans in the future to establish schools to grow them up and develop it into a great university for them.
“We have prepared an Executive, a beautiful home that we call ‘a Privilege Home’ because most of these children that we thinking about are underprivileged. So, we believe that the moment we bring them into our sector and facility, they’re coming from underprivileged circumstances to a privileged home, so are well prepared for them to make life more dignifying and comfortable for them,” he assured.
Otumfuo Twafohene, Baffour Opoku Agyemang II, and the Life Patron of Divine Privileged Home, in his address, lauded Bishop Adonteng for being thoughtful about the underprivileged.
He stated that the idea of giving a new life to the less fortunate in society demonstrated that Bishop Adonteng was a good person and asked for God’s blessing on his life.
Nana Opoku Agyemang II urged the pastor to extend his philanthropic tentacles across the country, and appealed corporate Ghana and astute individuals to support him in his endeavours.
Some dignitaries who attended the commissioning of the Divine Privileged Home included former Black Stars Captain, Asamoah Gyan; CEO of Group Tobinco Pharmaceuticals Limited, Dr. Samuel Amo Tobbin; Chief Executive of EIB Network, Bolay Ray; and Accra Major, Elizabeth Sackey, among others.
The ceremony also witnessed enthralling musical performances from some of Ghana’s finest gospel musicians, including Obaapa Christy, Great Ampong, and Empress Gifty.