The Aflao Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Michael Agyen Brefo, on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, dedicated two church buildings and the newly created Weta District Mission House.
Present to assist the Area Head were the outgoing Afife District Minister, Pastor Seth Kofi Danah, and the Area pastorate and their wives.
The church buildings and the Weta District Mission House, mostly funded through grants from the Headquarters, the Aflao Area and the Afife District, are the Tsiyinu and Afiadenyigba Assemblies. In all, GH¢603,686.00 was spent to complete all the projects.
Tsiyinu Assembly building, which costs GH¢90,120.00 to complete, was opened in 1978 by Pastor K. K. G. Gadzekpo, the then District Minister of Agbozume (now late Apostle) during a rally held at Tsiyinu. However, the building project started in 1999 during the tenure of Pastor John Sampson Manu (the then District Minister of Agbozume). Currently, the assembly’s membership stands at 199, of which 148 are adults and the remaining children.
Afiadenyigba Assembly, on the other hand, started in 1986 with 12 members. It currently has 291 members, comprising 103 children and 188 adults. The church acquired the land for the project during the tenure of Pastor B. K. Adrakpanya. The members raised funds for the project to begin. Through the effort of the former Aflao Area Head, Apostle Peter Kofi Dzemekey and the current Head, Apostle Michael Agyen Brefo, the Area released a total grant of GH¢62,000.00 to support the completion of the building.
The Weta Junction District Mission House project began when the District was created out of the Afife District this year. A parcel of land was purchased for the project in February 2023 at a cost of GH¢9,000. Elder Silas Kwawu Amegah of Afife District supported the Church with GH¢4,000.00 for the land purchase. The sod-cutting ceremony to commence the project was held on Sunday, March 5, 2023, by Apostle Agyen Brefo. The manse, which started in March, cost GH¢376,411.00 to complete.
In his sermon, Overseer Wisdom K. Ahorsu of Tadzewu District admonished Christians to seek the glory of God in their lives. Speaking on the topic, “That there may be glory in this house” – 2 Chronicles 5:14, 1 Corinthians 3:16-17, 6:19-20, Overseer Ahorsu challenged Christians to do things that will allow the glory of God to come into their lives. These, he said, include unity, restoration of proper worship, sacrifice, prayer and consecration.
In his remark, Apostle Michael Agyen Brefo encouraged Christians to hold on to the values and the faith handed down to them by their forebears.
“Our forefathers stood in and fought for the church. Their efforts and hard work should encourage us to sacrifice and leave a good mark for future generations,” he asserted.
He commended Deaconess Agnes Fianoo, a pioneer member of Tsiyinu Assembly, for her sacrifices. Through her diligence, one of her daughters is a deaconess of the Church, while her grandson, Elder Bright Fianoo, is the current Presiding Elder of Tsiyinu Assembly in Afife District.
Report by Pastor Francis Lamptey.