Word Miracle Church International (WMCI) continued its 25th milestone celebrationsÂ with sporting activities at the Nicholson Stadium, Burma Camp, Accra, last Saturday.
The anniversary games attracted close to 2,000 church members from its 46 Metropolitan branches who participated in athletics, football, basketball, tug-of-war, sack race, table tennis, apple biting and otherÂ sporting disciplines.
The games grew in excitement with time as the presiding bishop of Word Miracle Church International Dr Charles Agyin Asare and his associates watched in admiration.
And after hours of keenly-contested games, the churchâ€™s headquarters, Perez Dome, emerging tops after recording 60 points.Â Following closelyÂ were Zoeland, 42 points,Â whileÂ the Chorkor and Madina Â branches recorded 38 points apiece to tie on points.
Bishop Agyin AsareÂ described the event as a huge success coming on the heels of a peace health walk two weeks earlier.
To the founder of the church, God is interested in the welfare of the human; supporting his argument with a scripture in Timothy whichÂ states that physical exercise has some level of benefit to the human body (paraphrased).
â€śTwenty-five years is very strategic in every human institution. God has really blessed us as a church. He has been good to us that is why we decided to come together. TheÂ games will make us more discipline, healthy and responsible,â€ť said Bishop Agyin Asare.
A representative of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Osei Agyen commended the church for putting together the program. He urged other religious bodies to embark on frequent sporting activities.
It was the Chorkor branch that won theÂ menâ€™s Tug-of-War event followed by Teiman and the Teshie branches. The Adenta branch picked the womenâ€™s event, while Kotobabi and La followed in that order.
The 100m race for men saw the Mallam branch finishing first with Osu and Mallam again trailing. Teiman grabbed the first spot in the ladiesâ€™ category, while Zoeland and Perez placed second and third respectively.
The Teshie branch won the menâ€™s 4×100 event withÂ Osu and Chorkor following. Perez emerged winners in the female 4×100 event with Madina and Adenta following.
Â From The Sports Desk