The wife of the Youth Ministry Director of The Church of Pentecost, Mrs. Priscilla Hagan, offered valuable advice to young people, encouraging them to avoid greediness and be content with their lives.
She gave this advice during the final session of the 2023 Shekinah Pre-Tertiary & Ministry-To-Teens (M2T) Conference on Saturday, October 21, 2023, at the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC), Dansoman, which was one of the satellite centers for the conference organized by the Youth Ministry.
Speaking on the topic, “Trending Issues in Schools – Lesbianism,” with Luke 12:15 as her foundational text, Mrs. Hagan explained that lesbianism is a form of a homosexual relationship where a woman is physically and sexually attracted to another woman.
She emphasised that our bodies are God’s temple, fashioned to glorify His name and not to engage in impure acts like this (1 Corinthians 3:16-27).
Mrs. Hagan encouraged the young ladies to deepen their roots in Christ by studying the Word of God, as this would help them stand against issues like lesbianism and other temptations they might face.
She highlighted that being a teenager is a stage in one’s life, and the challenges they encounter are temporary and will pass.
She advised the youth to focus on their lives and not compare themselves to others, understanding their backgrounds and dedicating themselves to academics for a better future.
She stressed that teenage crushes are typical but should not be encouraged.
Mrs Hagan also admonished the youth to be patient with their appearance and content with their lives, reminding them that God is with them throughout their earthly journey.
The event drew young people from the 15 districts in the Dansoman Area, recording a total attendance of 270 and 31 Holy Ghost baptisms.
Notable attendees at the event included Pastors Ebenezer Amartey Ahuakese (Dansoman Area Youth Leader) and Augustus Anim Osea (Dansoman Area Children’s Ministry Leader).
Also in attendance were Elder Stephen Atimbire (Assistant Area Youth Leader), Elder Dr. Chris Quist (PIWC, Dansoman), Mr. Ebenezer Hagan (Dansoman Area M2T Coordinator), Deaconess Eva Ayivi (Dansoman Area Assistant M2T Coordinator), the Area and District Youth Ministry & M2T leaders, as well as the Dansoman Area Media & Publicity Team.
Report by Lawrence Nana Kwame Asiamah.