The Calvary Assembly of The Church of Pentecost in the Greda Estate District of the Teshie-Nungua Area has dedicated its Children’s Auditorium.
The two-storey edifice, which was completed at the total cost of GH₵573,222.40, is made up of a children’s auditorium, youth auditorium, office, car park, nine washrooms, baptistry, changing room, and a generator room.
The dedication service took place on October 2, 2020, and was officiated by the Area Head, Apostle Dr. Alfred Koduah, assisted by Apostle M. M. Kopah (rtd), the District Minister, Pastor William Amponsah Asiamah, and the Area pastorate and their wives.
In a brief history of the project, the District Estate Committee Chairman, Elder Ing. Theophilus Barku, said that the vision of putting up the building was hatched in 2016 when it became paramount to find a conducive learning environment for the children. However, due to financial constraints, the dream remained a stalemate until the Area Head, Apostle Dr. Alfred Koduah, made his maiden visit to the district on October 16, 2018, a few weeks after assuming office as Area Head.
The sod-cutting to commence the construction of the building took place on October 28, 2018.
The project was largely funded by the Teshie-Nungua Area with a grant of GH₵480,000, while the remaining amount was provided by the district and the two local assemblies (Calvary Central and English assemblies), with support from Graceland PIWC.
The Presiding Elder for the Central Assembly, Elder Fred Tettey Alarti-Amoako, who spoke at the service on the theme, “Unprofitable Servants in the Business of God,” reminded Christians to recognise that they are all God’s handiwork created by God to please the master.
He emphasised the need for Christians to be useful articles in the house of God and use their resources to help build up the house of God, physically and spiritually. Citing the example of King David and the Israelites in 1 Chronicles 29:1-20 who contributed willingly to the building of the temple of God, he concluded that God blesses all who give themselves and their resources wholeheartedly and generously to the work of God.
Report by Eric Sitsofe Akude.