The Central Assembly auditorium of the newly created Bimpong Egya District in Assin Foso Area of The Church of Pentecost was filled to capacity when the district organised its maiden mass wedding ceremony for 26 couples.
The programme, which took place on Saturday, December 28, 2019, was officiated by the District Minister, Pastor Abraham Gyabaah.
The couples comprised nine (9) Elders, two (2) Deacons and fifteen (15) Brothers. Notable among them were Elder Matthew Attakumah, 74 and his wife, Mrs. Mary Attakumah, 70; Deacon Michael Teye, 76 and his wife, Deaconess Elizabeth Teye, 52, and Mr. Lawrence Bedjo, 74 and his wife, Deaconess Doris Bedjo, 67, who happened to be the longest-married couple who have married for 46 years now.
Although they have all undergone the customary marriage rites many years ago, they were elated to dedicate their marriages unto the Lord.
The exchange of vows was conducted by Pastors Dennis James Osei-Asibey and Matthew Mpaba of Twifo Anogyan and Twifo Nyenasi Districts respectively.
Preaching the sermon on the theme, “Maintain the Glory of God in Your Marriage” based on Ephesians 5:1-2, 25-28, Pastor Vincent Ephraim Amegah of Twifo Praso District said that marriage is a blessing and glory from God, because He Himself instituted it in the Garden of Eden. He continued that, righteous people understand marriage and marry to the end no matter the challenges they might face in life.
“God expects you to maintain His glory in your marriage. However, this can be done if you let His word rule in your homes, love your spouse, pray together and finally learn to be transparent and remain united. If you do these, you will maintain His glory in your marriage,” he said.
The Bimpong Egya District Minister, Pastor Abraham Gyabaah, on his part, advised couples who have not dedicated their marriages to God and prospective couples to consider taking part in mass weddings to cut down cost.
Present at the programme was the Ghana Education Service (GES) Circuit Supervisor for Bimpong Egya, Mr. Daniel Agyapong Budu, among other dignitaries.
Report by Joseph Smiles Adu.