Date: January 3, 2017
The Ho Area of The Church of Pentecost, under the leadership of Apostle Joseph Kwabena Ocloo, on the New Year Day celebrated retired officers of the Church in the Area.
The feast which took place at the forecourt of the Area Mission House, had in attendance the wife of the Area Head, the Pastorate from the Area and their wives, 86 retired officers and their spouses, among others.
Speaking at the event, Apostle Joseph Ocloo advised the aged not to think that God has abandoned them in their old age. “It is sad to note that some people when they grow old, turn to believe that God has abandoned them,” he bemoaned.
The Area Head therefore encouraged the retirees and their spouses to believe that, the God of their youthful age is the same God today, and that He will never abandon them.
Using Isaiah 46:4, he emphasized the fact that God has promised in His word that even in old age when men have become grey haired, He the Lord God will care and deliver them. “God never lose sight of His very own.He is with us till the end of age,” he stressed.
Apostle Ocloo seized the opportunity to thank Elder Godfred Frepong of Ho Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC) as well as Elder Seth Yaw Peasah, Ho PIWC Presiding Elder, and his wife, Doris, for supporting the Area by bearing 40% of the total cost of the dinner.
The dinner was held to recognize the role the gallant retired officers have played during their active leadership days in the Church and also to have fellowship with one another while thanking God for their lives.
The attendees had enough to eat and drink from the variety of dishes that were made available for them. Varying packages of gifts were also presented to them.
Speaking on behalf of the retirees, Elder Bernoni Glalah (Retd), stated that their hearts were much satisfied,“in that we have experienced what we have never dreamt of, seen nor thought of in our lives.”
He thanked the Area Head and the entire Area Executive Committee members for the honour done them.
Report by: Mabel Cudjoe Amuzu, Dzolokpuita District
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