The Anglican Sunday School Association (ASSA) held its 2018 Edition of the Diocesan children’s rally at the St. Stephen Anglican Church in Community 10, Tema under the Tema Archdeaconry.
The rally dubbed; Diocesan Children’s Rally (DCR) has an objective of bringing all children together to have fun through the Bible and social games as a means of evangelism.
This year’s event saw the participation of St. Francis parish from Koforidua. Every archdeaconry was well represented with Accra West recording the highest number of participating parishes, teachers and children whiles Accra North East recorded the lowest numbers for the event.
Some dignitaries present included; Rev. Fr. Edward Foli Adade, Director of the Youth & Children Ministry and his deputy, Rev. Fr. Henry Allotey. Also present were Mr. K.B. Asante, Diocesan Programmes Coordinator and Head of Training at the Youth & Children Ministry and Bro. Sammy Yorke-Tagoe.
In a short address, Fr. Adade encouraged the teachers to be more committed in the children’s ministry.
He admonished under-performing teachers to give off their best in training the children to be godly and responsible adults.
The games were divided into indoor and outdoor sessions with the indoor activities consisting mainly of Bible games, such as Quote-I-Quote and Sword Drill, amongst junior and senior participants.
The outdoor session included football, lucky dip, lime and spoon, sack race, bouncy castle, musical chairs, face painting, treasure hunt, banana relay, among others.
The innovation to the awards this year was the presentation of customised medals, sponsored by the current programmes chair, Bro. Kofi Kpodo to deserving winners.
Out of the 85 medals at stake, AEA took home 40 medals, whiles the Deanery and its out-stations managed with only two being the lowest. The highlight of the 2018 DCR was the winner of the Alex Sowah Camp Award which went to the winner of the Treasure Hunt.
This award scheme has been instituted by the current Vice President of ASSA, Bro. Alexander Adjei Sowah to sponsor subsequent winners of the Treasure Hunt activities at the DCR to attend the annual study camp.
There was live reporting from Atinka TV, the official electronic media partners of DCR 2018.