The Agona Swedru Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Derek Mireku, has dedicated the Asikuma Central Assembly church building in the Breman Asikuma District of the Church to the glory of God.
The edifice was dedicated at a well-patronized ceremony held at the church premises on Sunday, July 17, 2022. The event was attended by past and present ministers of the district, namely; Pastor Emmanuel Assah Awuku (Breman Asikuma District Minister) and Pastor Reuben Mensah Adrakpanya (Rtd.), as well as Odeefuo Amoakwa (President, Central Regional House of Chiefs) and the pastorate in the Asikuma zone.
Speaking on the topic, “Dwelling In The Secret Place Of The Most High” with Psalm 91 as scripture reference, Apostle Mireku stressed the need for everyone to serve the Most High God.
According to him, God continues to assert His lordship by protecting and providing for the needs of His children in every calamity and difficult situations.
“Jehovah provides us with shelter and food and has power to confront every enemy. Indeed, Jehovah is the Lord our God,” he said.
He, therefore, called on believers to always desire to spend quality time in the Lord’s presence at all times.
In a brief remark at the event, Pastor Adrakpanya, who initiated the building project in 1996 during his tenure as District Minister, was full of praise and thanked God for granting him the opportunity to witness the glorious state of the building.
He also paid glowing tributes posthumously to Odeefuo Amoakwa Boadu VII, the then Omanhene of Breman Asikuma Traditional Area, and the late Deaconess Sarah Afenyi, a former Swedru Area Assistant Women Ministry Leader for donating the land on which the building is situated to the church in 1988.
According to him, the late Chief helped to secure the land when it became apparent that the community wanted to forcefully take it from the Church.
He also commended subsequent ministers who took over from him, especially Pastor Emmanuel Assah Awuku and his wife, for their maximum effort in ensuring the completion of the project.
The beautiful edifice, which is valued at GHC 462,757.00, was funded through grants from The Church of Pentecost Headquarters as well as support from the International Missions directorate, Agona Swedru Area, Breman Asikuma District, local offering and contributions from other areas (Suhum, Tarkwa and Teshie Nungua) and benevolent individuals.
Pastor Assah Awuku, Deaconess Prof. Alice Mensah and Mrs. Elizabeth Ofori were also acknowledged for their massive financial contributions towards the project.