The Methodist Rafiki Satellite Village owes its existence to the following personalities for the roles that they played. We are grateful to the small group put together by the Rt. Rev. Twum-Baah who insisted that Most Rev Aboagye-Mensah as part of his visit to Koforidua Diocese visit Afram Plains Mission Circuit. Rafiki is indebted to Rt. Rev. Dr. Emmanuel G. L. Twum-Baah who readily accepted the group’s proposal for Presiding Bishop to visit Afram plains. He also decided that the team visits the lake side as well as the NGO who were working to save the children being used for fishing. Bishop Jerimiah Morrison follows as we express our gratitude to these kind hearted personalities whose work brought into being the Methodist Rafiki Satellite Village.
He worked hard to get Rafiki established at Winneba. How can we thank you enough, Nana Heity of Gyaahadze, for the 20 acres of land you gave without cost for the building of Rafiki?
For the Most Rev Dr. Robert K. Aboagye-Mensah, Rafiki comes to you with tones of gratitude and thanks for its conception, birth and nurture. Indeed you are unquestionably the father of Methodist Rafiki Satellite Village. The Rt. Rev Joseph Kow Ghunney deserve special mention. It was when he assumed office as the Bishop of the Methodist Diocese of Winneba that Rafiki started receiving children into its custody. With his whole heart, mind and strength, Bishop Ghunney guided the formative years of the village. Rt. Rev Dr. John K. Buabeng-Odoom, your love for Rafiki started when you were the Synod Secretary of Winneba Diocese and as a Bishop of the Diocese, you have proved to be a worthy father of the Village.
The name Very Rev Ekow Sey is synonymous with the Rafiki Village. As a foundation Director, you sacrificed your all for the well footing of the Village. You made Rafiki what it is today. Madam Gladys A. Odoi and Mrs Araba Ata Sam (Aunt Araba) with you around as General Directors of Board of Social Responsibility and Rural Development, Osofo Sey had the backbone to work without counting the cost, so we say ayekoo to you as well. Mrs Matilda Amissah-Arthur, the provider of the JHS block for the Village school and the Rafiki Friends from USA who gave for the reconstruction of the burnt kitchen and a Dining Hall you too deserve our thanks. The Village Advisory Committee, your work for Rafiki cannot be gross over as we give out thank you to those who deserve it. We are aware of the support that has come from various Dioceses, and Organisations at Connexional, Diocesan, Circuit, and Societal levels and all other groups and individuals to make life at Rafiki noticeably worthwhile. To all of you we say thank you.
We will miss out somewhere if we continue to call out names of people who are worthy to be mentioned to show our gratitude, therefore, we say for all who in diverse ways have contributed to the wellbeing of Methodist Rafiki Satellite Village, either in cash or kind and by visits to the Village have brought smiles to the faces of these unfortunate children, we say have “Our gratitude; Our thanks: and may the good Lord bless you all but, Remember, Rafiki needs much support even now than before.