CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM THE RT. REV.PROF. CEPHASOMENYO, MODERATOR OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF GHANA
The facts of the beginnings of the PCG are now so well known that one does not need to repeat the details here.
The stories of the heroic decision of the Basel Mission to undertake mission work in the Gold Coast and the sacrifices that they had to make to sustain the mission continue to be cited with pride and gratitude to God by many Ghanaians today.
The year 1828 will forever remain significant in the life of our church because this was the year of arrival of the very first missionaries from Basel.
The Basel Mission that sent them had been founded in mainly businessmen, industrialists and philanthropists who wanted to make a totally different impact on Africa that their slave trading compatriots had done.
They were interested in a practical demonstration of Christian love to fellow human beings, and therefore attracted people from varying backgrounds and expertise.