Date: November 2, 2017
Ministers and wives of the Teshie Nungua Area of The Church of Pentecost are currently on a weeklong trip to the northern part of Ghana.
The trip, which is the brainchild of the Area Head, Prophet James Osei Amaniampong, has been organized to relieve ministers and wives from the daily pressures or stressors of ministry life through sightseeing and fellowship.
It is the hope of leadership that the trip would also help ministers and wives to familiarize themselves and appreciate life and ministry in Northern Ghana. As part of the trip, the area would support some less endowed Districts and Areas in the North.
The trip officially began with a visit to the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi on October 30, 2017. At the palace, the group were given a tour of the Manhyia Palace Museum where they were briefed by an attendant on the rich history of the Ashanti Kingdom. At the museum, they observed some historical pictures, monumental objects as well as sculptures of previous kings and queen mothers of the Asantes.
From the museum, the team headed to the Barekese Dam. As part of the tour of the dam, some members were made to climb a series of ladders culminating in a height of 62ft. Some of the participants dared to climb the ladder while others declined, particularly the nursing mothers.
Before leaving for Pentecost Convention Centre – Kumasi at Brofoyedu, where the team lodged for the night. Prophet Amaniampong, on behalf of the Area, donated GHC 20,000 to the Barekese District in the Suame Area to support any church project of their choice.
Continuing their journey the next morning, the team headed for Asante Mampong, which happens to be the hometown of Prophet James Amaniampong. The team made a brief stopover at the Amaniampong Family house, where the Area Head introduced some of his family members to the group. The visit gave Prophet Amaniampong the opportunity to share with the group his humble beginnings in life and how far the Lord has been good to him. The group then visited the palace of the paramount chief of Asante Mampong.
The Teshie-Nungua Area donated GHC30,000.00 to the Mampong Area to support their developmental projects.
The third day of the trip saw the group visiting the monkey sanctuary at Boabeng-Fiema in the Brong Ahafo Region. The team was given a brief history about how the monkeys settled in the community and their cohabitation with human beings.
The Teshie Nungua Area once again donated an amount of GHC 50,000 to the Busunya District in the Techiman Area of The Church of Pentecost to help complete the district’s Central church building project. Prophet Amaniampong was highly impressed with the initiative. He praised the District Minister, Pastor Emmanuel Ghartey for his vision and perseverance.
The team was received on arrival at Tamale by the Tamale Area Head, Apostle Isaac Nii Kotei Djani, and a section of the ministers in the Area. They later joined some members of the church at the Tamale Central for brief welcome service.
Prophet Amaniampong relayed greetings from the Chairman of the Church, Apostle Professor Opoku Onyinah, and the International Missions Director (IMD), Apostle Emmanuel Gyesi-Addo who had travelled to visit the Churches in India. He also recapped his stay and educational experience in Tamale when he was a student of Tamtech (now Tamale Technical University) from 1973 to 1976.
The third day of the trip began with the foundation stone laying ceremony for the Tamale Area Office Complex. The service was a historic one because the ministers and wives of both the Tamale and Teshie-Nungua Areas came together to organize the event. The Yendi Area Head, Apostle William Edjorhoho and the Sawla Area Head, Pastor William Ohemeng-Kwakye also graced the occasion with their presence.
The Teshie-Nungua Area again donated GHC50,000.00 to the Tamale Area to support the office complex project. Apostle Kotei Djani assured the group that the project would be ready for use by January 2018.
The Ghana Institute of Linguistic Literacy and Bible Translation (GILLBT) was the next stop of the trip. On arrival, the team were treated to some local drinks and roasted Guinea fowl. They were also given a tour around the premises to see the operations of the GILLBT. The Area donated GHC10,000.00 to the GILLBT in support of the great work they are doing by making the Bible more accessible to the indigenes.
The delegation also paid a visit to Prophet Amaniampong’s alma mater, Tamale Technical University (TTU), formerly (Tamtec). The group was given a rousing welcome from the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Alhaji Abdula Salifu Asuro; with him were Alhaji Yakubu Iddrisu (the Registrar), Dr Wayo Mahama (Director of Finance,) and Mr Abdulai Mashi-Hud (the Alumni Coordinator), among others.
The Teshie-Nungua Area donated GHC17,000 for the purchase of ten sets of computers for the University. The Registrar of the University confessed that this is the biggest donation they had received from a religious organization in the history of the school.
The Vice-Chancellor personally gave the team a tour around the university campus. He took them to the house where Prophet Amaniampong stayed as a student about 40 years ago as well as the Alumni Office, Ridge Radio station and the University’s health centre.
The group then departed for Walewale where they were received by the Area Head, Evangelist Yaw Adu, his wife, and some members of the Church, who were eagerly anticipating their arrival.
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