The Cape Coast Area of The Church of Pentecost, under the leadership of Apostle Samuel Yaw Antwi, has dedicated a double occupancy mission house to accommodate the Akotokyir District Minister and the Campus Minister of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) branch of the Pentecost Students and Associates (PENSA).
The building was dedicated by the General Secretary of the Church, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, on Sunday, May 28, 2023, with support from the Area Head.
The dedication ceremony, which took place at the Kwaprow Assembly auditorium, brought together people from all walks of life, including ministers, officers, PENSA members/ alumni and church members.
Delivering a sermon on the topic “Repositioned After Pentecost for Maximum Impact,” with scripture references from Joshua 5:1-13, 2 Chronicles 5:14, and Ezekiel 11:14-25, Apostle Kumi-Larbi stated that Christians must reposition themselves to be pruned by God in order to maintain the glory of God.
The General Secretary said that the forebears have worked hard to bring the Church this far and the present generation is currently enjoying the fruit of their labour.
He, therefore, urged the current generation to strategically and consciously reposition themselves to build a more glorious Church in the coming years for maximum impact in the nations.
He further stated that after encountering the Holy Spirit, one’s mind must be renewed by the word of God, which will affect the way they perceive things as they are being transformed into the image of Christ.
Apostle Kumi-Larbi added that any spirit-filled believer should have a renewed spirit where they are conscious in choosing their words carefully.
“After Pentecost, your thoughts must change, your hearts must be renewed, and finally, your words must have a positive impact,” he affirmed.
Dedicating the building, Apostle Kumi-Larbi commended Apostle Yaw Antwi, who also serves as the Coordinator for the Central Regional Coordinating Committee (CRCC) and Executive Council Member of the Church, for the great work done to ensure the successful completion of the project.
“Apostle Antwi has managed and used the grants very well to put up this edifice, which will house the PENSA-UCC Campus Pastor and the Akotokyir District Minister,” he said.
Each apartment of the double occupancy mission house comprises four bedrooms, one office, a study, a family hall, a visitor’s hall, a dining area, and a kitchen, among other facilities.
Elder Kwabena Owusu provided a brief history of the project, mentioning that the idea for the mission house was conceived when Pastor Mark Kofi Adom-Nyankey, the former District Minister of Hopedo in the Ho Area, generously donated his parcel of land in Kwaprow for the Akotokyir District mission house project.
Upon receiving this great news, the Area Head, Apostle Samuel Yaw Antwi, together with the Area Executive Committee, who were also looking for a plot of land to construct a mission house for the PENSA UCC Campus Minister, came up with the idea of using the plot of land to build a duplex storey building to accommodate both ministers.
The dedication ceremony had in attendance the Cape Coast Area pastorate and their spouses, Elder Daniel Quainoo (Area Deacon), Mrs. Margaret Serwaa Antwi (Wife of the Area Head), Deaconess Georgina Ashley (Area Women’s Ministry Leader), Nana Kwasi Mensah II (Chief of Kwaprow), and Farinyi Kweigya VII (Chief Fisherman of Moree).
Report by Pastor Frank Akonnor (PENSA-UCC Campus Minister)