The pastorate of the Asokwa Area of The Church of Pentecost, led by Prophet James Osei Amaniampong, and his wife, Georgina, have embarked on a Missions Outreach to the Bono East, Upper East and Northern Regions.
The three-day outreach, which took place from March 23 to 25, 2022, among other things, sought to strengthen the bond of fellowship amongst ministers, get first-hand information on the work of missions in these areas, and show the love of God to people by easing some of the challenges of the churches and the communities visited. The places visited included Busunya District (Techiman Area), Babator District (Kintampo Area), Bolgatanga Area, as well as the Tamale and Damongo districts (Tamale Area).
At Busunya District, which was the team’s first point of call, an amount of GH¢10,000.00 was presented to the district to support works on the Central Assembly church building. In addition, they donated a brand-new motorbike, three bicycles, over 100 wax prints, bales of clothes and assorted clothes and beddings, over 100 shoes, 200 exercise books, and 100 mosquito nets, at a cost of GH¢51,200.00 to the district.
The Babator District in the Kintampo Area, which was the Missions Outreach’s second point of call, was presented with a brand-new motorbike, three bicycles, over 100 wax prints, bales of clothes and assorted clothes and beddings, shoes and sandals for men and ladies, exercise books, 200 mosquito nets, all to the tune of GH¢49,000.00 to support their evangelism efforts. An additional GH¢10,000.00 was given to the assembly to help works on their Church building.
Bolgatanga Area, on the other hand, was presented with two motorbikes, nine bicycles, 150 wax prints, bales of assorted clothes and beddings, over 600 pairs of gents and ladies’ shoes, 1000 exercise books, 600 pencils and erasers, 200 mosquito nets, a set of drums, a wheelchair for the Ministry to Persons with Disabilities (MPWDs), sanitisers and nose masks, at a total cost of GH¢ 207,200.00, to support the work of mission and aid evangelism in the Area. The motorbikes were assigned to the Pentecost International Worship Centre, Navrongo (PIWC-Navrongo) and the Paga District.
Paga District was given an additional GH¢20,000.00 to support the construction of a new District Mission House as the former was no longer habitable and consequently declared a death trap. Moreover, an amount of GH¢15,000.00 was donated to PIWC-Bolgatanga to support their ongoing children’s auditorium building project.
The Bolgatanga Area also received an amount of GH¢20,000.00 to help them purchase a modern musical and sound equipment for evangelistic purposes. A brand-new motorbike, three bicycles, wax prints, bales of clothes and assorted clothes and beddings, 100 pairs of gents and ladies’ shoes and 100 mosquito nets, all worth GH¢42,800.00, to support the work of mission and aid evangelism in the Area.
The Asokwa Area Missions Outreach finally visited the Tamale Area. A cheque of GH¢17,500.00 was presented to the Damongo District to construct a mechanised borehole water facility.
The kind gesture by the Church was part of efforts to ensure access to potable water for more than 3,000 residents in the beneficiary communities of the Church.
Speaking at a brief presentation ceremony, the Asokwa Area Head, Prophet James Osei Amaniampong, said that the leadership of the Asokwa Area conducted a needs assessment of the Tamale Area and identified that the people of the two communities were in dire need of good drinking water and that informed their decision to construct the mechanised boreholes.
“This is part of our mission to possess the nation through the provision of social amenities. We will work to provide what is urgently needed by the people to the glory of God,” he stated.
Prophet James Osei Amaniampong was hopeful that the provision of the boreholes would meet the water needs of the residents, particularly women, and reduce the number of hours they spend in search of water so that they would have adequate time to engage in productive activities.
He called on the residents to take good care of the facility and maintain them in order to prolong their lifespan.
In addition, three bicycles, bales of clothes and assorted clothes and beddings, pairs of gents and ladies’ shoes and 100 mosquito nets, all at a cost of GH¢35,000.00, were donated to support the work of mission and aid evangelism activities in the Area.
The Tamale Area also received one motorbike, three bicycles, a set of drums, shoes for both men and ladies, bales of clothes and assorted clothing and 200 mosquito nets, at a total cost of GH¢34,100.00.
On his part, the Area Secretary for Tamale, Pastor B. A. M. Abogorago, who received the items on behalf of the Area, together with Mrs. Vivian Arhin (the wife of the Tamale Area Head), expressed appreciation to the Asokwa Area pastorate for funding the water project and the donations. He called on other capable persons to emulate the benevolent deeds of the Asokwa Area.
The team visited the Fiema Monkey Sanctuary at Busunya, Kintampo Waterfalls, Paga Crocodile Pond and the Slave Camp and the Mole National Park to round off their mission trip.