The tenth anniversary edition of Youth X’plo, the annual evangelism and mass outreach programme of the Hope Congregation of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Sakumono Estates have been launched. Youth X’plo, (as the name suggest is led by the youth) this year is running on the theme, ‘I Believe the Gospel’ (Mark 1:15).
The grand launch of this year’s edition was held on Sunday July 17,2016 in all three services of the church. Congregants adorned in white T’Shirts designed for the occasion trooped to church to partake in the sole programme designed to win more souls for Christ. Preaching the sermon, Rev. Andrew Shardow said believing the gospel brings the power of God into the chaos of our lives and makes us face life with boldness.
He added that the gospel is the power of God unto salvation and it resides in us. Christ will carry us through this anxious and chaos filled-world and give us eternal life. He urged all to believe the gospel and be freed from anxiety because it is the power of God it’s safety.
Launching the programme, he called on the congregation to participate actively to make Youth X’plo much bigger than the previous years. Since its inception, members of the HOPE Congregation led by the youth are given the opportunity to plan and lead a SOUL WINNING Campaign.
Preceding this year’s launch was a series of pre X’plo events including a mass evangelism and medical outreach at Matsekope in the Ada East District of the Greater Accra Region and Fire on the Altar.
The Matse Kope event is the 9th community to be visited by the church since the event first started. The YOUTH X’PLO Train has already been to 8 Rural Communities in three regions
In 2007, the seed was sown at the church premises in Sakumono Estates
2009, Dokorkyewa (Eastern Region)
2010 – Matse Kope (Greater Accra Region)
2011 – Anyansu (Eastern Region)
2012 – Asuboi (Eastern Region)
2013 – Obom (Greater Accra Region)
2014 – Bontrase (Central Region)
2015 – Amanase (Eastern Region)
This year, 2016, the train made a stop at Matse Kope also in the Greater Accra Region.
In a related development, as part of activities of this year’s Youth X’plo, members of the Hope Congregation of the Sakumono-Estates have embark on a Blood Donation exercise to stock the National Blood Bank. The event which also formed part of the social responsibility of the church saw members willing partaking in the exercise.
Mr David Ekow Nyann, the Central Planning Committee Chairman for this year’s X’Plo outlined the programme line-up for this year’s edition which starts from July 17 and ends on July 31st are as follows;
18th -19th July – Exposition on the Theme
20th July – X-Crusaders
21st-22nd July – Outdoor Crusade (Kotobabi, Spintex Road)
23rd July – Health Walk and Fun Games
24th July – X-Solve Finale (Business Solutions Challenge)
30th July – X-Theatre
31st July – X-Praise (All White Thanksgiving Service)
Speakers invited for the programme include Rev, Gideon B. Puplampu, Rev. Charles Eyiakwa and Rev. Andrew Shardow. Musicians such as Uncle Ato and Obaapa Linda will also minister at the crusade.