Date: December 30, 2016
La Area Women's Ministry of The Church of Pentecost on Boxing Day (Monday, 26th December, 2016) organised an end-of-year party for widows and the aged in the Area.
The event which took place at the forecourt of the Burma Camp Worship Centre feted over 700 widows and the aged drawn from the 22 districts in the Area.
The Area Head, Apostle John Appiah Aidoo, who is the Chairman of the Pentecost Pensions Board, lauded the Women's Ministry for organising the event.
The Special Guests were Mrs Grace Opoku Onyinah and Mrs Rose Kumi-Larbi, wives of the Chairman and General Secretary of the Church respectively.
In an address, Mrs Grace Opoku Onyinah commended the Area leadership for the warm hearted reception towards the widows and aged. She admonished the aged and widows to say a word of prayer for the church anytime they go on their knees.
Mrs Rose Kumi-Larbi also expressed gratitude to the wife of the Chairman for gracing the occasion. She thanked the Area Head and the wife, as well as the Area Women's Ministry leaders for the deep love shown to the widows and aged which is an exemplary Christian life. She admonished the aged to be examples of Christ even in their old age no matter the challenges.
In an interview, the Area Women's Ministry Leader, Deaconess Georgina Zikpa, said that there is the need to extend love to the aged who have spent most of their time and resources tirelessly serving the church and promoting the Kingdom work.
“'Our purpose is to share fellowship, eat and drink with them, afterwards present each and everyone here with pieces of clothes and scarfs for them to know that their labour in the Lord has never been in vain,” she added.
Mrs Opoku Onyinah then prayed for all widows and aged as well as the Women’s Ministry.
The Super Sea Lord Band of the Ghana Navy was there to thrill the members with some good music.
Also in attendance were Apostle Benjamin Kumi-Woode, Evangelist Samuel Asiamah, and other ministers and their wives in the Area.
Report by: Odehyiba Kwame Ababio
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