A VISIT TO THE ACCRA PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL
On the 30TH of March, 2013, the Believers on Fire International Ministries (B.O.F) embarked on a journey of love to donate some items to the patients at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital. This was done, according to Deacon Joseph Laryea a leader of the Ministry, to show love to the needy as Christ showed us so much love by dying to pay for our sins during. He also said this journey was taken to elevate men and women to their God given potentials.
Leading the church to the Accra Psychiatric Hospital was the General Overseer of the Ministry, Her Grace, Reverend Lorraine Rejoice Laryea.
Some items donated include bags of rice, bags of gari, bags of sugar, detergents, t-rolls, oil and soaps.
The Church was taken to the various wards, which include the following;
Female Geriatric Ward: This ward has a total number of eleven (11) patients who are all old women. This ward consists of old women who are mentally challenged due to age and those that have been branded as witches by the society.
Members of the church at the female geriatric ward
Female Acute Ward: This ward has a total of nine patients and consists of patients with mild mental sickness. This ward has been adopted by HOPSA that is Holy Child High School and whatever be their need the school provides it.
Female Ward 2: This ward consists of middle aged women who are sometimes aggressive in their behaviors. In this ward the church was blessed by one of the patients with a heartfelt song appreciating God.
Male Geriatric Ward: This ward consists of eleven (11) patients who are all old men. Five of the patients were brought in by family members whilst the other six were picked from the streets.
Infirmary-1: This ward consists of physically ill psychiatric patients. Patients sick of malaria and other sicknesses are treated here and returned to their wards. The ward had six patients as of the time of the church’s visit.
OPD (Alkot Foundation)
Female Ward 1: This ward is the largest and handles all conditions of patients, whether aggressive or voluntary cases. It consists of thirty-seven patients.
Special Ward: This ward consists of only young and middle aged men, who are vagrant, voluntary and substance induced. It is also called the criminal ward because it used to contain accused men who claim to have done the crime because of psychological problems.
The church was allowed to fellowship with the patients at the various wards.
The nurse in charge Mrs. Beatrice Nyarko, received the donations on behalf of the patients and thanked the church for taking such initiative to fellowship and give to the patients.
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Thursday, June 6, 2013
Believers on Fire Intl. Ministries (B.O.F) on the 1ST of April, 2013 in celebrating the Easter festivities visited the Nsawam Prison to donate some items to the inmates of the Condemned Hall also known as the Special Hall.
Her Grace, Reverend Lorraine Rejoice Laryea, the general overseer of the church in an interview said Easter is a time of giving and showing love to the less privileged ones just as Christ showed us so much love.
The members of B.O.F, led by ASP Dua Sowah and Supt. Rev Tetteh, where taken to the condemned hall to interact and fellowship with the inmates. Minister Sam Tackie and Minister Ken Djane, leaders of the Ministry inspired the inmates with their words of wisdom, advising the inmates that the God that we serve is a God of possibilities and that He loves them just as He loves everyone. They also informed the inmates that the church also thought it wise to visit them as Easter is a time of love.
Some of the items donated include bags of rice, bags of gari, bags of sugar, detergents, t-rolls, oil and soaps.
From the left, Minister Sam Tackie, General Overseer Her Grace, Reverend Lorraine Rejoice Laryea look on whilst Minister Ken Djane donates to one of the prison officers
The Church also partook in some sports activities such as volley ball and lime and spoon with the inmates of the condemned hall. It was a time of love and joy.
Members of Believers on Fire Int’l Ministries
According to ASP Dua Sowah, the Nsawam Prison has medium security with an inner and outer perimeter, 10m apart.
The prison has a main administration with the various departments, a school where formal and informal education takes place, a church, a hospital, a computer lab for the inmates and the various halls for the inmates.
Supt. Rev Tetteh, who received the donations on behalf of the inmates, thanked the church for the donations and the love they have showed to the inmates in this Easter season.
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Having a healthy body is the desire of every human but have we ever considered the fact that the way we eat, the time we eat and the non- planning of our diet can affect the body?
The human body needs six major classes of nutrients which are carbohydrates, proteins, fats and oil, vitamins, minerals and water. These nutrients can be divided into two, macro nutrients and micro nutrients.
The macro nutrients which consist of carbohydrates, proteins, water, fats and oil are needed in large quantities by the human body whilst the micro nutrients consisting of vitamins and water are needed in smaller quantities.
The body needs a balancing of these nutrients which is termed balance diet. A balanced diet is a diet which contains all the essential food nutrients in their right proportion and quantity needed by the body to function.
In a balanced diet, carbohydrates which are mostly in starchy foods like yam, cassava and gari to mention but a few should be 55% and its function is to provide energy. Proteins found in foods like eggs, fish, meat should have 20% proportion and its function is to promote body building.
Fats and oil found in butter, chicken fat, mutton fat should have 15% proportion and its function is to provide energy to the body. The other nutrients, which are minerals, vitamins and water, should be 10% and their function is to protect the body from diseases.
Deficiency of these nutrients results in malnutrition, which refers to a condition in organisms where there is insufficient or lack of the essential food nutrients in their right proportion. The body is then exposed to chronic diseases like kwashiorkor, rickets to mention but a few.
Fruits and vegetables can be added to the balanced diet in order to enable the free flow of the bowels.
In order to stay healthy, just eat foods that contain all these nutrients and make sure the diet is balanced. Have a great time.