The New Tafo District in the New Tafo Area of The Church of Pentecost has held a retirement service in honour of eight gallant officers after years of meritorious service to God and the Church.
The service, which was held on Sunday, May 7, 2023, at the M. K Yeboah Memorial Temple, Krofrom, was chaired by the Area Head, Prophet Samuel Tetteh Doku, ably assisted by the District Minister, Pastor George Prah Amonoo.
The retirees, made up of 3 Elders, a Deacon and 4 Deaconesses were Elders Simon Amo Broni, who served for 41 years; Lawyer S. K Donkor, 19 years; Ben Korankye, 13 years as well as Deacon Joseph Kwaku Yeboah, 19 years.
The rest were Deaconesses Cynthia Amo Broni, served for 41 years; Elizabeth Serwaa Bonsu, 38 years; Francisca Owusu Kesse and Georgina Antwi Boasiako also served for 31 and 30 years, respectively.
Prophet Tetteh Doku, in a sermon on the topic: “To Be Like Jesus to Impact the Nations” – (Ephesians 4:17-24; Galatians 2:20), exhorted the congregants on the need to live as transformed beings who no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thoughts.
He enlightened that any individual, who believes in Christ Jesus, is crucified and the former life remains nailed to the cross and for that reason, the person becomes an example for others to follow, given that the former things are over and now imitates Christ and lives for Him.
Prophet Samuel Tetteh Doku commended the retirees for their selfless services and encouraged them to keep living for Christ, especially in their retirement to help advance the Kingdom of God.
Citations were presented to the retirees as prayer was said for them by Apostle Isaac Kwasi Amoako (Rtd).
Present at the service were Mrs Victoria Tetteh Doku (wife of the Area Head), Mrs Agnes Amonoo (wife of the District Minister), Pastor Frederick Sarfo (Sepe-Buokrom District), District Executive Members, Area Women’s Ministry representatives and many others.
Report by Dennis Owusu & Emmanuel Nana Nsiah