A total of 80 members, comprising 50 adults and 30 children, and facilities of the Believers Youth Forum (BYF), an evangelistic and prayer ministry at Tsikpe in the Volta Region of Ghana, have been handed over to The Church of Pentecost by the leader, Reverend Mrs Hetty Appah.
The facilities are made up of a church auditorium with a youth conference hall, children’s and nursing mothers’ rooms, washrooms, a set of drums, furniture, two speakers, a summer hat, and a pumping machine with an overhead poly tank.
Others are a three-bedroom self-contained apartment, 6 plots of cassava farm, a parcel of land measuring 101.49 acres with coconut and palm plantations, and Information Centre Equipment.
The historic ceremony was held on Friday, September 2, 2022, at Tsikpe, in the Juapong District of the Agormanya Area of The Church of Pentecost.
Among those present were the Agormanya Area Head and his wife, Apostle Samuel and Mrs Grace Gakpetor, Rev. Mrs Hetty Appah and family, Pastor Joseph Anenyah Ntoso (Juapong District Minister), Elder William Asare-Gyapong (Area Deacon), Deaconess Janet Naatey (Area Women’s Ministry Leader), and some ministers and their wives in the Area.
The Akrade District Minister of the church, Pastor Joseph Kwadwo Tawiah, quoting from Ephesians 6:10-12, Isaiah 5:6-7, Mark 11:17, stated that prayer is a weapon for possessing the nations which must be done effectively.
He spoke on the topic, “My House Shall Be Called A House Of Prayer to Possess the Nations.”
Pastor Tawiah stressed that just as the early church prayed in Acts 2:42, Christians must also be steadfast and tarry in prayer for it to yield results.
“One of the topics under this year’s theme is intercessory prayers. It is my hope that this place shall be a place of intercessory prayers,” he said.
Concluding, Pastor Tawiah urged that a good maintenance culture must be developed in taking care of the donated facilities, saying, “When the eye sees, the leg must move and hands must touch, hence maintenance should be our priority.”
In a brief speech, Rev. Mrs Hetty Appah, Leader of Believers Youth Forum, expressed her joy in accomplishing such a gesture, because it was a revelation from God to her.
“I strongly believe that The Church of Pentecost will greatly utilise the facilities to affect the lives of generations positively,” she stressed.
Receiving the items on behalf of The Church of Pentecost, the Agormanya Area Head, Apostle Samuel Gakpetor, expressed his appreciation to Rev. Mrs Hetty and her family for their thoughtful gesture, adding that the facilities will go a long way to help the church, especially as it seeks to possess the nations.
To cater for the spiritual and welfare needs of the former members of the Believers Youth Forum (BYF), a local assembly named Tsikpe No. 2 Assembly, has been created and consequently inaugurated, under the Juapong District of the Church.
Report by Agormanya Area Media Team.