Noted Rev. P. A. Osei-Bonsu, a pioneer of the Ghanaian Christian ministry in Chicago, has died. Rev. Osei-Bonsu was the founder/president of the Appeal for Charities and Goodwill Inc, which made shipments of clothes and medicines to the poor and the needy in Ghana, Nigeria and Ethiopia. At one point in his ministry, he led a delegation of Chicago ministers and a medical team to Ethiopia that donated food, medicines and clothes during a severe famine in that country. He was honored by the City of Chicago at a press conference at City Hall by U.S. Rep. Danny Davis, then an alderman.
Rev. Osei-Bonsu established the renowned first African Day Center Center in Chicago that attracted hundreds of children because of its strong spiritual and moral standards. Acclaimed for his strong faith in the efficacy of prayer and fasting, Rev. Osei-Bonsu mentored a number of believers who are today pastors and ministers. .He began his ministry work in Ghana as an evangelist
giving out tracks and encouraging people to the Lord at the old central bus terminal near the General Post Office in Accra.
CGC President Rev. Dr. Kofi-Noonoo paid tribute to Rev. Osei-Bonsu for his ministry work. He also expressed the heartfelt condolences of the council to the wife, children and the rest of family in the U.S. and Ghana. God’s peace, strength and comfort be with them.
Rev. Osei-Bonsu’s ministry, Appeal for Charities and Goodwill Inc. is an affiliated member of the Council of Ghanaian Churches. Funeral services are now being arranged, and will be announced later.
Fellow Ghanaians and Africans, you are strongly encouraged to pray for members of the bereaved family and come out to support them in giving a fitting funeral for a distinguished man of God.
Fare Thee well, worthy brother.
May Your Soul Rest in the Lord’s Bosom.
Source: THE SECRETARIAT OF THE COUNCIL OF GHANAIAN CHURCHES Dr. Min. Nicholas Okaijah-Thompson
Africa Resurrection and Restoration Ministries