A graduation ceremony was organised on Friday, 5 January 2024, for 25 students of the Pentecost Weaving Centre who have completed their training at the Pentecost Weaving Centre in the Bawku Area of The Church of Pentecost.
The centre, founded in 2021 through the support of Pentecost Social Services (PENTSOS), was established to purposely provide free self-employable vocational skills to help curb the rampant rural-urban migration among the youths in the Area due to unfavourable economic conditions.
The Pentecost Weaving Centre runs in three centres in the Area: Zebilla, Bawku (Now at Bazua) and Garu, with about 200 students currently under training.
The initiative has since gained recognition and acceptance by all stakeholders. Through this effort, 57 students graduated last year, most of whom are well-established in their own firms.
Speaking at the ceremony today, Pastor Eric Gyacham, the Bawku Area Head, admonished the congregation on “My Work, My Worship to Transform my World”.
With references to John 5:17 and 2 Thessalonians 3:6-10, he exposed the church to unfreeze the wrong perception humanity, especially Africans, have about work as a burden, slavery and a curse.
He addressed the church with three reasons why God wants humanity to work. This, he said, includes the fact that God created humankind for work. (Ephesians 2:10), to be financially independent to support the Kingdom work and family, and to access His blessings.
Concluding his message, he charged the church to do their works and businesses “the God-way and not through the corrupt-way.”
Pastor Gyacham also advised Christians to be faithful in their work and mindful of their relationships with others, especially in speech.
The students could not hide their joy and gratitude to the Lord and the Church for the opportunity given them.
Report by Bawku Area Media