‘Never take things for granted’: South Woodford bishop publishes book with key message

Bishop Kinsely Joshua Akoto-Bamfo with his book 'You can't touch this' at Powerland Chapel Internati

Bishop Kinsely Joshua Akoto-Bamfo with his book 'You can't touch this' at Powerland Chapel International in South Woodford - Credit: Archant

A book promoting Christian beliefs and reminding people to never take things for granted, has been published by a bishop of a church in South Woodford.

Kingsley Joshua Akoto-Bamfo, bishop of the Pentecostal family church PowerLand Chapel International, Raven Road, held a book launch on Sunday.

His third book is entitled You Can’t Touch This and is about the influences of good and evil.

In it, he encourages people to remember the positive things they have in life.

Bishop Akoto-Bamfo said: “I realised that a lot of people have no knowledge of how they lose their blessings and leave things up to chance.

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“I wrote the book to draw attention to this so that people would be able to understand what goes on behind the scenes.”

He says that when people forget how lucky they are and what good things they have in their lives, they become unhappy.

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Bishop Akoto-Bamfo was born in Ghana, where he used to be a journalist. He founded the PowerLand church with his wife Adelaide, who is also pastor.

It took him about three months to complete the book, which he self-published, and says he kept motivated because he believes in the message he is giving.

“I have seen life can be difficult and lots of people are running, looking for solutions so people can take advantage of them,” Bishop Akoto-Bamfo said.

During the last four years he has tried to help rough sleepers through education, shelter, advice and counselling as well as getting them back into work.

He said: “We go round and give them support and advice to get them back on their feet. It’s very difficult when you are down and no one bothers about you or encourages you.”

•The book is £8.99 and more information is available at www.facebook.com/powerland.chapel. Any profit made from sales of the book will be put back into the church.

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