The Adukrom District of The Church of Pentecost in the Koforidua Area has held a retirement service for 18 officers of the church who have served for several years.
The service took place at the Adukrom Central Assembly Auditorium held on July 10, 2022.
The retired officers consisted of five Elders, one Deacon, and 12 Deaconesses. They are Elders Samuel Kwame Odame (served for 54 years), Nicholas Akrofi (served for 44 years), Emmanuel Atta Ansah (served for 40 years), Joseph Arko Adjei (served for 32 years) and Emmanuel Bekoe (served for 28 years), as well as Deacon Alex Adu Bonsra (served for 27 years).
The retired deaconesses are Rosina Asare (served for 45 years), Grace Mante (served for 37 years), Margaret Owusu (served for 37 years), Leticia Ofori Ansah (served for 37 years), Esther Manu (who served for 32 years), Patricia Obuobi (served for 31 years) and Jane Ashia (served for 28 years).
The rest are Cecilia Akrofi (served for 26 years), Rose Okai (served for 24 years), Grace Amoako Mensah (served for 15 years), and Henrietta Oye Ayisi (served for 12 years).
Speaking at the service on the topic, “They are Worthy of Double Honour” based on Matthew 25:9-13 and 1 Timothy 17:20, Pastor Seth Ofei Badu, District Minister of Koforidua Old Estate District, noted that the work of an officer of the church is a great responsibility, which comes with rewards at the end.
In a short address, the Area Head for Koforidua, Apostle Samuel Osei Asante, who doubles as an Executive Council Member of the church, congratulated the retirees for their selfless services to God and the church over years.
He advised officers in active service to emulate the exemplary qualities of sacrifice, commitment, humility, hard work, perseverance, and prayer life exhibited by the retired officers.
Present at the service were Prophet Ebenezer Appiah (Dansoman Area Head), Pastor Samuel Kwaku Asante (Chemunaa District), Pastor Alfred Ahorsu (Akropong District), Pastor Dennis Gatorwu (Kitase District), and the pastorate in the Koforidua Area.
Report by Deacon Isaac Agyei.