By Eric Appah Marfo, GNA
Accra, Dec. 29, GNA — Parents have been
urged to nurture and grow the talents of children to effectively contribute to
the development of the nation.
Bishop Dr Yaw Owusu Ansah, the Regional
Overseer of Resurrection Power and Living Bread Ministries International, Accra
West, said the best way for parents to nurture those talents was to encourage
their children to participate in church activities.
‘‘If we don’t not encourage children to
delight themselves in God’s house, they would go wayward,” he said.
The Regional Overseer made these remarks
during a Children’s Day Celebration held in Accra n Sunday.
He quoted the scriptures, saying: “Train up
a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from
Bishop Owusu Ansah said all children were
born with talents and that they did not need to grow old before God could use
What mattered, he said, was that parents
would be able to notice those potentials at an early age and help the children
tap into them.
He said being harsh could not transform and
groom a child but only the word of God has the power to cause real
“Let us all bear in mind that these children
will succeed us one day. That is why it is important for us to always have a
succession plan so that when we are no more, our kids can take over and
continue making impact,” he added.
The Bishop said most parents failed to
nurture their children’s potentials because they feared the children would
He, therefore, advised that the opportunity
should be given to them and even if they failed, it would provide them the