Members of Peniel Assembly in Adientem District of Takoradi Area of The Church of Pentecost had much cause for celebration during the dedication of their church building on Sunday, July 26, 2020.
The dedication of the imposing auditorium, which was constructed at the cost of GH¢252,116.73, was officiated by the Takoradi Area Head, Apostle Joseph Kwame Assabil, assisted by the District Minister, Pastor Kingsford Adamah Adams.
Speaking at the service, Apostle Assabil called on Christians to make a frantic effort to make their bodies living sanctuaries so that God will take delight in living in them.
He commended the district minister, the district executive committee, the local presbytery and the members of the assembly for allowing themselves to be used by God as channels to put up the edifice.
The Area Head, however, appealed to the church to adopt an effective maintenance culture to always keep the edifice in good shape.
Peniel Assembly was carved out from Adientem Central Assembly on 4th August, 2013, with a total membership of 14 persons, during the time Pastor David Dompreh, with Elder Augustine Arthur as the first presiding elder. The assembly fellowshipped under canopies at the house of Apostle Samuel Arthur who is based in the United States of America.
The assembly acquired the land at the cost of GH¢32,000.00 in 2016 when the current district pastor assumed office.
The immediate past Area Head, Apostle Dr. Alfred Koduah, cut the sod for work to begin on the auditorium on 30th January, 2017, and also laid the foundation stone on 8th August, 2018, assisted by Pastor Kingsford Adamah Adams.
The Headquarters of the Church, the Area and the District supported the project with the amounts of GH¢40,000.00, GH¢10,000.00 and GH¢166,602.73, respectively.
Apostle Dr. Alfred Koduah, the Area Executive Committee, the Area Estates Committee, led by Elder Dr. Matthew Somiah, as well as the Presiding Elder, Augustine Arthur and his family, were acknowledged for their excellent supervision, advice and enormous contribution leading to the successful completion of the project.
In attendance were Mrs. Rebecca Assabil (wife of the Area Head), Mrs. Mercy Adams (wife of the district minister), among others.
Report by Pastor Ernest Perbi-Asare, Assakae District