The Asokwa Area of The Church of Pentecost has organised an all-night prayer service for all ministers in the Area and members of their households.
The maiden event which took place on Friday, April 12, 2019 at the Adiebeba Central Church, brought together ministers and their wives, biological and adopted children, care takers and house helps to fraternise, pray and share fellowship. Much prayer was also invested in this year’s Easter.
Speaking on the topic, “Reach out and touch somebody” with scripture reading from 1 Corinthians 12:13, the Area Head, Prophet James Osei Amaniampong, advised ministers and members of their households to make intentional and deliberate efforts to reach out and help other people in their circle of friends. This is because God created human beings to share.
“Reaching out to others means that you help them with your talents, gifts, knowledge and counselling. This will ensure their growth and prevent any vulnerability from satanic attacks,” he added.
He noted that it is impossible for man to live or do the work of ministry in isolation no matter how gifted or talent he or she may be. He therefore called on all believers to look beyond their nuclear or biological families since God has called them to be part of a bigger Christian family and be a blessing to others.
He likened the church of God to a football team noting that, “there are individual players in a football team who take up different roles in the team but they complement the weakness of each other with their strengths to achieve a common goal. God has called us to be part of His family and He expects us to reach out and help one another with the various talents and gifts He has deposited in us.”
Commenting on the overall growth of the church and excellence in ministry, Prophet Amaniampong revealed that this can be achieved when ministers desist from backbiting, slandering, hatred and all vices which seek to discredit their colleagues in order to gain favour from their superiors.
Using various illustrations and examples from his numerous years in ministry, he advised ministers not be “lone rangers” because the work is bigger than them, and this requires the assistance of other ministers.
Prophet Amaniampong adopted an illustrative and interactive way to minister the word of God in order to reach out to the younger ones who were also present. He used the occasion to advise them to support their parents to succeed in the ministry by praying for them, respecting them, taking their academic or professional work seriously and forsaking bad friends.
Report by Pastor Dr Joseph T. I. Buertey, Asokwa.