The Bolgatanga Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle David Amankwaa, and his wife, Mrs Rosemond Amankwaa, have organised a three-day Fasting and Prayer Residential Retreat for the 33 ministers and wives in the Area.
The event, which took place at the PIWC-Bolga from Wednesday, 4th to Friday, 6th October 2023, was on the theme: “Repositioned to Focus on Jesus.”
Speaking at the retreat with references to Hebrews 1:1-3 and Mark 9: 1-8, Apostle Amankwaa shared with the pastorate the superiority of Jesus to prophets and angels. He said that Jesus is exalted above all personalities and beings in the heavens, on earth and under the earth; hence, the need to focus on Him and yearn to know Him better.
Apostle Amankwaa shared the Executive Summary of the Area’s five-year vision (Vision 2028) with the ministers and their wives. The vision has the theme: “Knowing Jesus, Possessing the Nations.” He stated that knowing Jesus brings eternal life, transformed life, integrity, grace to overcome challenges and power to possess nations, among others.
Discussing the vision document, the ministers and their wives made relevant inputs through group meetings and plenary sessions.
The Spirit-filled atmosphere stimulated revelations, instantaneous worship, intense prayer sessions and prophecies.
As part of the retreat, the Area Head assigned Pastor Evans Bawomia (Bongo District Minister) to do an extensive presentation on the effective ways of ministering in the Bolga Area, touching on the cultures, practices, members’ expectations, strengths in ministering in Bolga Area, the potential weaknesses, opportunities and threats.
Pastor Michael Agbadze also made a presentation on teamwork, the key to ministry effectiveness and efficiency, while Pastors Michael Peasah and Yaw Sarpong Aguyire also handled the following: Water baptism, Child Dedication and the Lord’s Supper. The Area Accountant, the Area Deacon and the Executive Assistant also made some relevant presentations.
Apostle Amankwaa shared insightful Pastoralia and wholeheartedly blessed all the participants and ended the retreat on Friday afternoon with a communion service.
During an inspection of the Area Office and Pentecost Clinic project sites, Pastor Aguyire proclaimed the gospel to three drug addicts who accepted Christ, with two of them instantly being baptised in water.
Report by Harriet Asante