Seventeen participants of this year’s National Fulani Convention organised by the Home and Urban Missions (HUM) of The Church of Pentecost surrendered their lives to Christ to the glory of God.
The event, which took place from September 21 to 24, 2021, at the St. Martin’s Pastoral Centre at Yendi in the Northern Region of Ghana, also saw 16 persons receiving Holy Spirit baptism and while others received various spiritual giftings. The four-day convention was under the theme: “Grounding a Glorious Fulbe Church to Possess the Nations” (Ephesians 3:14-21).
The 100 Fulbes who took part in the convention were drawn from 21 areas, namely, Yendi, Walewale, Bolga, Tumu, Tamale, Bawku, Afram Plains, Asokwa, Berekum, Dunkwa, Kintampo and Sunyani. The others are Tepa, Atebubu, Offinso, Effiduase, Wa, Kete Krachie, Sawla, Mampong and Konongo Areas. Also present were 34 other participants, including Mrs Agatha Agyei Kwafo (wife of the National HUM Coordinator) as well as some ministers, officers, and members of the Church.
In the past two years, HUM, through various evangelistic activities, has reached out to more than 1000 Fulbes in Ghana, some of whom have surrendered their lives to Christ and become members of the Church. The convention, thus, sought to bring these Fulbe converts together to share fellowship, pray for the Fulani community in Ghana and highlight ways by which the Fulbes could display the glory of Christ to the nations.
The Coordinator for Northern Regional Coordinating Committee (NRCC), who doubles as the Tamale Area Head, Apostle Sylvester Arhin, was part of the speakers who ministered at the programme. Other speakers were Apostle Emmanuel K. Aidoo (Yendi Area Head), Apostle Emmanuel Agyei Kwafo (HUM National Coordinator), Pastor Thomas Ayamboya (HUM Pastor, Kumasi), Pastor Daniel Nabaku (HUM Pastor, Walewale), Pastor Kwesi Bukari (HUM Pastor, Techiman), and Pastor Gabriel Awuah Nsowah (Area HUM Coordinator, Yendi).
The speakers spoke on the following topics: The Church in the Garden, The Church in Christ, The Church in the Holy Spirit, The Role of the Church, The Gifts and Power of the Church, The Mandate of the Church,” and “The Glory of the Church” at the event.
In a brief remark, Apostle Emmanuel Agyei Kwafo expressed gratitude to the leadership of the Church and all who contributed in diverse ways towards the successful convention. He was confident that the next edition of the event would record at least 300 Fulbe participants to the glory of God.
At the end of the event, a planning team for the 2022 Fulani Convention was officially outdoored, prayed for and commissioned to commence work in earnest.
The Home Urban Mission (HUM) is one of the new ministry interventions of The Church of Pentecost birthed through the five-year strategic vision of the Church, dubbed: Vision 2023: Possessing the Nations (spanning 2019 to 2023).
Among other things, HUM is tasked to reach out to all unreached people groups, including the Fulani, with the gospel message. It is estimated that there are over 800,000 Fulbes in Ghana and The Church of Pentecost, through HUM, is on an ambitious mission to bring every one of them to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Report by Overseer Emmanuel Otchere Darko (HUM Coordinator, Walewale Area)