The Dunkwa Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Jones Awuah Afrifa, and his wife, Mrs Juliana Awuah Afrifa, have feted more than 120 widows in the church, as part of their annual donations to the less privileged.
The feast, which took place at the Area Mission House during the Christmas festivities, was patronized by widows and widowers from the Dunkwa municipality.
Apostle Awuah Afrifa disclosed that the gesture was to share in the goodness of God with the widows and to remind them of the love of God in their lives.
Quoting from James 1:27 and 1 Timothy 5:3-16, he mentioned that widows are key players in the intercession of the church.
According to him, widows’ devotion to the things of God is important as that could bring them closer to God.
He urged them to use the gifts of God deposited in them to support the work of God, while encouraging the young ones among them to open up to remarry when the right persons approach them.
The Area Head also entreated them to try as much as possible to raise their children in a godly manner, saying, “Remain steadfast in the Lord though you may be in difficult times with the demise of your spouses. God will never leave nor forsake you.”
The widows expressed their gratitude and appreciation to the Area Head for the kind gesture.
Sharing their stories, one of them who lost her husband about 30 years ago, indicated that widowhood is noted with difficulty and loneliness due to the negligence of their families and the entire society. She encouraged her colleagues to engage in skill-based trades to avoid being burdens on their families.
The widows were treated to varieties of local cuisine dishes, made merry, and danced to God’s glory.
In attendance were Pastor Emmanuel Ansah and wife (Dunkwa District), Pastor Christian Nimoh (Kadadwen District), Pastor Barnabas K. Nortsu and wife (PIWC, Dunkwa), and Pastor Edward Fosu and wife (Atechem District), as well as the Area Women’s Leader, Deaconess Mariam Mensah.
Report by Pastor E. A Ayaabah-Willington.