A JOURNEY TO FREEDOM—3RD FEBRUARY IN RETROSPECTIVE
The long wait is over, a date that will never walk away in the lives of Kristo Asafo members without leaving some ‘memorable memories’, some not very pleasing but most importantly the very reason we are all sheltered under the bigger umbrella rock of Apostle Dr. Ing. Kwadwo Safo, the true Living God and the spiritual master for most of us.
There is one saying which goes like, ‘there is no smoke without a fire’, in same vein that the journey towards the establishment of this noble church did not rise out of the blue, there was a beginning. History is always there to sharpen the thoughts of the current generation and possibly guide them towards their future and how to make a positive impart towards their aspirations. The story towards the birth of the church and its nurturing stage was a challenging one. Kwadwo Donkor was born to poor Opanin Yaw Safo and Madam Akosua Amoanimaa in the Asante Bekwai district in the Ashanti region of Ghana. There were so many circumstances surrounding his birth and growing up in general. Life was not fair to him… He therefore left Kumasi to seek for a better life in Accra, the capital city of Ghana.
In Accra, he encountered so many hardships, to the extent of walking hundreds of miles just to perch a friend and on so many occasions thrown out for reasons including theft, body shape and shameful accusations, among others. The most painful aspect, how he fed himself from left overs from chop bars, turning himself to a porter, picking up foods from the floor, and other disgusting stories you would never associate with this Great Man. He faced so many challenges that he almost gave in at a point in time and decided to leave this hardship and go home to his maker, indeed he was fired up by the mysteries of life and that was his only option perhaps.
” * THE TRANSITION*”
I do not intend to bore you with all the long talks about the Genesis of the church, However, it is only prudent we reflect on our past to better appreciate what the future holds for us.
In the early days of the establishment of the Church, yet again, series of challenges befell him, explaining reasons why the church reincarnated from four different deaths. Amidst all these challenges he was optimistic about the future, most importantly he said times without number that he was going to succeed and have in his processions fleet of cars that could be lined up to a certain distance.
YES he did say that, and it is now obvious that his cars will outdistance his initial speculation and this is attributable to ‘hard work’
“*WHY 3RD FEBRUARY? *”
It is in the light of the above that the founder deserves some thumbs up for his struggle to our freedom, it is this vein that the lives of other members were taken so that we the Living would observe this day and pay reverence to this day and give it the needed recognition and thank God for our lives and most importantly bless HIS HOLINESS, APOSTLE DR. ING. KWADWO SAFO.
“*THE WAY FORWARD*”
And I put on record that, believe it or not, the African giant is up, He’s woken from his stone dead sleep and ready f or the fight for supremacy. He remains the citadel of hope to the black star and ever sparkling even in thickest of clouds
The late Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela once said “There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountain top of our desires.” Indeed Apostle Safo has come a long way he’s been through it all, I therefore plead we observe this day with the accorded respect and live peacefully and harmoniously with ourselves.
GOD BLESS 3RD FEB. GOD BLESS APOSTLE SAFO. GOD BLESS KRISTO ASAFO. GOD BLESS GHANA AND GOD BLESS THE ENTIRE AFRICAN RACE
-Obibini Akwasi Safo-