The pastorate, their wives and other key officers of the Bolgatanga Area of The Church of Pentecost, under the leadership of Apostle David Amankwaa, have won and baptised 49 inmates at the Nsawam Central Prison in water.
Eighteen other inmates rededicated their lives to Jesus and ten of them received Holy Ghost baptism with the evidence of speaking in tongues in the Navrongo Central Prisons on December 16, 2023.
In a programme, dubbed “Ministers and Wives Rally & Carols Service,” under the theme: “Remember those in Prison” (Hebrews 13:3a), a team of about 84 ministers and wives, ministries executives, and some Area office holders stormed the Navrongo prisons on Friday afternoon with the Gospel message of Christ.
The team with support from the 32 districts in the Area also treated the 191 inmates to a hot lunch and donated foodstuffs and provisions to the tune of GHS 20,985.00 to them.
According to the Area Head, Apostle David Amankwaa, the act was motivated by the Church’s Vision 2028, which seeks to unleash its ministers and members to transform their sphere of influence with Kingdom principles and values.
He said that Scripture admonishes Christians to visit those in prisons, and in doing that you have done it for the Lord.
The Officer-in-Charge, DSP Oscar Piuyire, expressed their profound gratitude to the Bolga Area for the kind gesture and usual support to the prisons.
In attendance were the Area Head’s wife, Mrs. Rosemond Amankwaa, Area Executive Committee members, Pastor Evans Kwasi Bawomiah, who is also the Area Children ministry leader and Pastor Julius Aryee.
The other Area Ministry Leaders were: Pastor Eric Asante (Youth Ministry), Overseer Dickson Denkyi (Evangelism Ministry), Overseer Tiajawan (HUM), and Deaconess Magdalene Amoak (Women’s Ministry).
Also present were Elder Wisdom Dogbetor(Area Deacon), Elder Joseph Apuseyine (Former Area Deacon), DSP Oscar Piuyire (Welfare and Business Development Officer-in-Charge of inmates, who deputised for the regional commander), Rev. ASP Joachim Bugre Yinimi (Prisons Chaplain and host of other ministers and wives).
Report by Pastor Frank Ofori Attah (Chairman, Area Media Team)