After a three-decade-long wait, members of Atsiakorbor Assembly in the Ehi District of The Church of Pentecost could not hide their joy as they moved into their newly-constructed church building.
The new edifice was largely funded by the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC), Graceland, which donated GHS 130,000.00 towards the project. The Area, District, and Local Assembly supported the project with GHS 5,000.00, GHS 11,280.00, and GHS 5,000.00, respectively.
The dedication of the new church building took place last Friday and was officiated by the Aflao Area Head, Apostle Michael Agyen Brefo, with assistance from Pastor Godwin Adzigbli and the Aflao Area pastorate. Pastor Felix Anti, the Resident Minister for PIWC-Graceland, was also present at the ceremony.
The Atsiakorbor Assembly was opened in 1993 when the then Dzodzze District Minister, Pastor Stephen Teye (now retired), led the church to organize a two-day rally in the Atsiakorbor community. The rally yielded 12 souls who served as pioneering members of the Church.
Ever since its inception, the assembly has tried to get an appropriate place of worship but to no avail. Despite facing challenges and not having a suitable place of worship, the assembly continued to grow.
The first significant step towards this dream came in 2002 when the church, with the help of Torgbui Amanni II and the then Assemblyman, Hon. Albert Wedzi, purchased a parcel of land. Consequently, a temporary structure was raised on the land where the members held church services and other meetings.
Efforts to begin the building project yielded no results even as the temporary structure went dilapidated.
Upon arrival as the new Ehi District Minister, Pastor Godwin Adzigbli in 2022 expressed concern about the poor state of the structure and sought PIWC-Graceland’s help in putting up a new building.
Moved by the deplorable state of the structure, PIWC-Graceland agreed to support the assembly in putting up a more fitting place of worship.
With renewed optimism, Apostle Michael Brefo cut sod on Friday, December 9, 2022, for the commencement of the church building project. The project continued steadily until its successful completion.
The new Atsiakorbor Assembly church building also has a meeting place for the Children’s Ministry and an office for administrative purposes.
Speaking to PENTECOST NEWS, Pastor Godwin Adzigbli expressed deep appreciation to the leadership and members of PIWC-Graceland for their timely support and swift response to their plight.
He also thanked the Area Head, the District Estate Committee, and Elders Moses Henodzi and Famous Misiame (the immediate-past and current presiding elders of the assembly) for their tireless efforts in ensuring the successful completion of the church building project.