Kafaba District Extends Chaplaincy Services To Young Brazil FC

Kafaba District Extends Chaplaincy Services To Young Brazil FC

The Kafaba District of The Church of Pentecost has extended its chaplaincy services to the Young Brazil Football Club, a young upcoming team based in Kafaba, within the East Gonja District Assembly in the Savannah Region of Ghana.

To solidify this new partnership, the church donated footballs and sports kits to the team.

During the presentation of these items to the team’s management, Pastor Ebenezer Christopher Tetteh, the District Minister, urged the team members to lead godly lives and avoid any form of deviant behaviour.

He also encouraged them to foster unity and, if possible, maintain peace with everyone.

By the grace of God, two members of the church, Mr. Jackson Koffie and Mr. Moses Amenohu, have been appointed to the team’s management. Their role is to provide chaplaincy services and counseling to the team members.

Expressing gratitude, the team’s captain thanked Pastor Tetteh and the Church for their support and concern for their well-being.

He also commended The Church of Pentecost for their exceptional contributions to the community.

Report by Pastor Solomon Anderson.

Anyaa-Ablekuma Area Extends Chaplaincy Services To Best Heart Hospital

The Anyaa-Ablekuma Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle William Ohemeng-Kwakye, has expressed the Church’s readiness to offer chaplaincy services to the Best Heart Hospital and other institutions in the Area.

Apostle Ohemeng-Kwakye said this on September 29, 2022, during a visit to the Best Heart Hospital, a health facility operating within the Oduman Zone of the Anyaa-Ablekuma Area and owned by a member of the Church.

The Area Head was accompanied by Pastor Frank Awuah Fordjour (Area Chaplaincy Ministry Coordinator) and Pastor Solomon Azagisiya (Area PENTSOS Committee Chairman).

Apostle Ohemeng-Kwakye prayed for the management and staff of the institutions and encouraged them to work together as a team in order to achieve great success and impact. He also advised them to take their spiritual lives seriously.

Report by Pastor Emmanuel Teye Sackitey (Area Media Committee Chairman)

The Church of Pentecost Royals’ Conference Underway

The Pentecost Convention Centre, a multi-purpose Christian retreat centre, located at Gomoa Fetteh, near Kasoa in the Central Region of Ghana, is this week hosting chiefs and queens from Ghana, Togo and Burkina Faso in the 3rd Royals’ Conference being organised by the Chieftaincy Ministry of The Church of Pentecost.

Over 1,500 royals, made up of Paramount Chiefs, Paramount Queenmothers, Divisional Chiefs, and other royals are attending the conference which was officially opened by the General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi on Wednesday, June 1, 2022.

The three-day event, which is expected to end on Friday June 3, 2022, is under the theme, “Equipping Royals As Gatekeepers To Possess The Nations” (1 Samuel 18:24-28; Isaiah 21:11; Matthew 13:25-30; Ephesians 5:27).

Distinguished personalities billed to address the conference are Nana Dr Susubribi Krobea Asante (Omanhene of Asante Asokore Traditional Area and accomplished legal luminary), Rt. Rev Prof. Osei Safo-Kantanka (Former Bishop of the Kumasi Diocese of the Methodist Church Ghana), Rev Dr Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong (Former General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana), Mr James Ebenezer Kobina Dadson (Acting Executive Secretary of the Lands Commission) and Mr Ebenezer Acheampong (Procurement Consultant).

Others are Apostle Eric Nyamekye (Chairman of The Church of Pentecost), Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi (General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost), Apostle Emmanuel Agyemang Bekoe (International Missions Director of The Church of Pentecost), Apostle Lt. Col. Benjamin Kumi-Woode (Acting Director, Air Force Religious Affairs of the Ghana Armed Forces), and Apostle Vincent Anane Denteh (National Co-ordinator of the Chieftaincy Ministry and Director of Pentecost Men’s Ministry).

The Royals Conference, an initiative of The Church of Pentecost, is held every three years. The maiden one was held in 2014, followed by the second edition which took place in 2017. However, the third edition which was supposed to have taken place in 2020 could not come on due to the outbreak of COVID-19.  

The gains made from the previous conferences led to the establishment and the inauguration of the Chieftaincy Ministry of the church in 2019. The initiative of the church was designed to serve as a vehicle to bridge the gap that exists between the chieftaincy institution i.e. the palace and the Church.

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Mampong Area Chieftaincy Ministry Launches Bible Reading Project At Ejura Chief Palace

The Chieftaincy Ministry of The Church of Pentecost has launched a Bible Reading Project dubbed, “Thus Says the Lord” (Jeremiah 33:2) at the Ejura Palace in the Mampong Area. The project, which seeks to take God’s word to the palace was launched by the Area Head, Pastor Samuel Kwabena Asare, at the Ejura Chief Palace on April 24, 2021.

The Area Head thanked Nananom for the opportunity given the church to present the word of God to them. He said that if any community gladly receives the Gospel, it brings improvement and development to the people.

According to him, God created all things including humans, adding that if the things created will stand, then they must be kept by the Word of God, just as Prophet Jeremiah declared, “Thus says the Lord.”

He hinted that when Jesus was tempted, he said: “It is written” meaning life (in the area of marriage, family, governance, business) can only stand by the Word that comes from God. He opined that all spheres of life including the palace are part of the “Possessing the Nations” agenda of the church’s Vision 2023.

He said that the purpose of the visit was to distribute Bibles among Nananom to encourage the reading of the Word which reveals God’s mind to His people in order to bring development on the land.

The Area Head and ministers distributed Asante and English Bibles to the Chief and his elders. There were more than enough Bibles for all persons in the palace. Also, diaries and calendars were given to them.

Launching the project, Pastor Samuel Kwabena Asare read John 1:1-18 and introduced Pastor Stephen Obeng Asare as the Coordinator for the Chieftaincy Ministry in the Area.

The Ejurahene, Barima Osei Hwedie ll, who is an Elder of the church, shared his joy at receiving God’s word in the palace and also the honour done them. He appointed the Kurontihene, Nana Odiasempa Antwi Obugyei, as the Palace Chaplain who will liaise with ministers of the church to ensure that the project (fellowship) takes place every week.

The Kurontihene gladly accepted the responsibility and thanked the chief for the honour done him and the Area Head for bringing God’s Word to them.

Other persons present were Nana Akua Tiwaa (Ejurahemaa), Nana Benkumhene, Nana Nifahene, and other sub-chiefs within the Ejura Traditional Area.

Also in attendance were the wife of the Area Head, Mrs. Beatrice Asare, ministers and wives in the Mampong Area, and some church officers. The media was also well represented.

Report by Overseer Osei Mensah.

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Chaplaincy Ministry Holds Maiden Lay-Chaplains Training Programme

The Chaplaincy Ministry of The Church of Pentecost has held its maiden Lay-Chaplains Training programme for church leaders in the northern part of the country.

The training programme covered areas such as “Introduction to Chaplaincy,” “Ethics and Legal Issues in Counselling,” “Crisis Counselling,” “The Ministry of Visitation, Education and Sports Chaplaincy.”

The facilitators were Pastor Lt. Eric Antwi (BBWC), Pastor Flt. Lt. Cornelius Edem Lotsu (4 BN-Kumasi), and Elder Dr. Ken Aboah. 

The participants were admonished that, as chaplains, most of their duties are related to counselling, hence, they should use the word of God as the anchor of every discission and counsel they give. 

They were also advised to always be mindful of the fact that they are representatives of God wherever they find themselves. 

The programme ended with a closing remark by the Lamashegu District Minister, Pastor BAM Abogorago, who doubles as the Tamale Area Secretary and a PEMEM National Executive Member.

Report by Overseers Ephraim Kofi Ahiable and Solomon Anderson.

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KCARP Chaplaincy Committee Inaugurated

A-5 member Chaplaincy Committee has been inaugurated by the Asokwa Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Prophet James Osei Amaniampong, to provide chaplaincy services to the Kumasi Compost and Recycling Plant (KCARP), a subsidiary of the Jospong Group.

The committee led Pastor Samuel Nii Engmann was inaugurated on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, at the project site at Adegya.

In his remark, Prophet Osei Amaniampong said that the facility is a trailblazer and that many nations will come and learn from its success story. “This is only achievable through prayer,” he said, stressing that staff devotion will be held three times in a week, while there will be a day’s fasting within a month for all staff to fast and pray for the growth and sustainability of the project. 

Prophet Amaniampong revealed that the Executive Chairman of the Jospong Group, Elder Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong, intends to put up a 500-seater fully furnished church auditorium around the project site to host their religious activities.

Delivering a sermonette from Genesis 39:1-4 titled, “Being a Successful Worker,” Pastor Franklin Kumi Lartey, the PENSA Travelling Secretary for Asokwa Sector, unveiled how Joseph became a successful man in the house of his master Potiphar.

He pointed out that Joseph’s success was attributable to the presence of God that was with him. He encouraged the staff to follow Joseph’s example so that through them KCARP will make progress.

The Managing Director of KCARP, Elder Samuel Ntumy, revealed that the project which was started in 2013 has faced a lot of challenges. He, however, said that the facility will start full operations soon as the test trials of the equipment are ongoing.

This, he said, can be attributed to the grace of God. “Therefore, this chaplaincy service is a forerunner to the official ceremony to begin operations of the facility,” he added.

The Chaplain for the Jospong Group of Companies, Pastor Daniel Danso, on his part, applauded ministers of the Church in the Asokwa Area for their commitment to the KCARP Chaplaincy programme.

He encouraged the staff to be fully devoted to chaplaincy services. He prayed that the church building project will commence soon to comfortably accommodate all the staff.

In attendance were Apostle Dr. Joseph Ignatius T. Buertey (PIWC Asokwa Resident Minister), Mrs. Georgina Birago Amaniampong (wife of Asokwa Area Head), Mrs. Solace Obuor (Human Resource and Administrative Manager of the Group), among others.

Report by Pastor Franklin Kumi Lartey.

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Chairman Applauds Ministries Over Sterling Performance

The Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, has applauded the five traditional ministries of the Church for their tremendous work in the past year, which has contributed immensely to the furtherance of the church’s overarching theme of “Possessing the Nations.”

The Chairman made these remarks on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, while delivering his State of the Church Address (SOCA), during the virtual opening session of the 44th General Council Meetings, which is taking place from 2nd-5th June, 2020.

In line with the Vision 2023 of the church, all ministries were beseeched to play key roles in pursuance of the church’s quest to become agents of transformation in all aspects of life. Indeed, according to the Chairman, in 2019, all the ministries rose to the occasion in various capacities as agents of transformation to ‘possess the nations’ for Christ.

The Children’s Ministry received the first commendation, as the Chairman lauded them for the massive evangelism and clean-up exercises performed during and after the Children’s Week celebration. He noted that a total of 52,511 souls were won and retained in the ministry. Again, 36,998 children were baptized in the Holy Spirit and 115,965 others were dedicated. He also indicated that the current children and teachers’ memberships stand at 951,078 and 44,738 respectively.

Touching on the Youth Ministry, Apostle Eric Nyamekye acknowledged the selfless and estimable services of the immediate past Director of the ministry, Apostle David Nyansah Hafron, who served meritoriously for eight years. The Chairman also lauded the current Director, Pastor Ebenezer Hagan, and the National Executive Committee for coming out with a 4-year theme for the ministry, which is, “Grounding Young People in Christ and Unleashing them to Possess the Nations.”

According to the Chairman, “this will deepen the spirituality of the youth and unleash them as a mighty workforce to possess the nations for the Lord.” He also acknowledged the ministry for their brilliant innovation in the creation of PentOnyx studios.

The Chairman also commended the Women’s Ministry for their tireless services and immense contribution to the holistic growth of the church. He noted that through the ministry’s passionate work, 51 Areas have inaugurated the Virtuous Ladies Club to mentor young women to be Christ-like. He revealed that the evangelistic duties by the ministry have yielded 33,359 souls unto the Lord whilst 15,860 backsliders were won back.

The Evangelism Ministry was not left out as the Chairman lauded them for leading the way in the ‘possessing the nations’ agenda of the Church. “Through vigorous evangelism strategies, the ministry won 212,768 souls for Christ, with 130,986 baptized in the Holy Spirit and 664 new local churches planted,” he disclosed.

The Chairman concluded his commendations for the ministries by acknowledging the immense work done by the Pentecost Men’s Ministry (PEMEM), which has brought some freshness in the activities of the ministry and also led to an incredible increase in its membership.

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