ARS church defies ban, congregates to pray against coronavirus pandemic
IVY SETORDJIE |MYJOYONLINE.COM |23 MARCH 2020
The Apostles Revelations Society on Sunday defied the Presidential order banning social gatherings and across the country.
According to members of the church, their spiritual leader, Prophet Edwin Selasi Wogbloexo Wovenu, had a revelation in December 2019 about a possible outbreak of a deadly virus this year and this they say, has come to pass.
Members of the church believe that the best option for them at this moment is to turn to God to heal the world of the deadly disease instead of staying indoors as directed by the president, Nana Akufo-Addo.
President Akufo-Addo as a measure to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, placed a ban on all gatherings including conferences, funerals, festivals, political rallies, sporting events and religious events such as services in churches and mosques.
But the church members say they decided to congregate at the church premises in Anyako Kpota in Keta Municipality of the Volta Region and pray for God to intervene, instead of staying indoors as directed by the President.
According to the prophet, the church since December, has been going through a number of spiritual assignments to avert the pandemic since December and has even developed a herbal concoction to protect members against the pandemic.
He recommended his “vaccine” which he said cures the new coronavirus, calling on other countries to come to them for the vaccine for their people.
A member of the church, Paul Dogboe, father of former world boxing champion, Isaac Dogboe, told JoyNews that he believed in the revelation and so decided to travel all the way from his base in the US, to be part of the church’s activities and also take the medicine.
“I believe in the vaccine prepared by the prophet and had to come all the way from the USA to get and also for the family,” Mr Dogboe said.
According to Mr Dogboe, his son the Boxer also travelled from the US just to get the “vaccine and left three days ago to share it with other siblings.”