Untitled-1(1)

HUM Trains Leaders

The Home and Urban Mission (HUM) of The Church of Pentecost has organised a leadership training programme at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Kumasi for HUM leaders at the various levels of the Church.

According to the National Leadership of HUM, the event was organised to build the capacity of the leaders by throwing more light the mandate of HUM and also providing them with the requisite knowledge about the various HUM target groups and how to engage them.

Topics treated at the programme by some acclaimed researchers and professionals include “Introduction to Leadership and Lean,” “Introduction to Discipleship,” “Home and Urban Mission,” “Effective Way to Evangelise Muslims,” “Missions and Missiology,” “The Unreached People Groups – Global and Ghanaian Context,” “Mental Health and Rehabilitation,” among others.

The participants were also given a talk on the 2022 theme of The Church of Pentecost: “Equipping the Church as an Army to Possess the Nations.”

The event brought together leaders from all parts of the country. Some recovered drug addicts and Islam converts were also invited to share their salvation stories with participants.

At the end of the training, some participants in an interview with PENTECOST NEWS said they had received deep insight into the ministry of HUM. They also pledged to put into practice all that they had been taught at the programme.

PENTECOST NEWS

Untitled-1 (23)

Aflao Area Launches Nation Possessors

The launch of the Aflao Area ‘Nation Possessors’ of The Church of Pentecost was successfully held on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at the Shekinah Temple in Aflao District.

The highly patronised event was organised under the auspices of the Area Home and Urban Missions (HUM). The determined and dexterous Nation Possessors from all the districts in the Area graced the special event.

Amongst those present at the event were Mrs. Faith Dzemekey (Area Head’s wife), Pastor Appiah Kubi-Annan (Aflao Area HUM Coordinator), District Ministers and their wives in the Area, officers and the members.

The Aflao Area Head, Apostle Kofi Dzemekey, seized the occasion to boost the morale of the participants and charged them to go out to possess the nations for our Lord Jesus Christ.

“The world is our field. We have been called out to go and possess the lost for our Master Jesus Christ,” he stated.

He added: “Possessing the nations demand aggressiveness and the Holy Spirit has given us the power subdue the devil and win the lost.”

Pastor Appiah Kubi-Annan, who preached on the topic, “Rekindling the strength in you as a warrior” Judges 6:11-12, admonished the participants “not to look down upon ourselves.

Like Gideon, he said that Christians have been given mighty power to possess the nations for Christ. He, therefore, urged those present to join the church’s vision and pursue it to the core.

The Area Nation Possessors Coordinating Team was inaugurated after which they were prayed for.

In all, 241 people participated in this special programme.

Report by Pastor Francis Lamptey (Aflao Area Reporter).

kwadaso nation

Kwadaso Area Launches ‘Nation Possessors’

The Kwadaso Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle John Budu Kobina Tawiah, on Sunday, October 24, 2021, launched the Area’s ‘Nation Possessors’ team, which is an offshoot of the Home and Urban Missions (HUM). 

The Kwadaso Area ‘Nations Possessors’ team is made up of 53 men and women selected from the various districts in the area.

Apostle Tawiah encouraged the group to serve as ambassadors for the Church, HUM and the ‘Possessing the Nations’ agenda at all times.

He explained that the ‘Nation Possessors’ initiative has been introduced to augment the evangelistic efforts of the church towards the pursuance of the Great Commission and to rekindle the verve for intercessory prayers in the Church. He added that, among other things, the group is also tasked to pray for the Church and the realisation of the five-year strategic vision (Vision 2023).

On his part, Pastor Thomas Ayamboya, the Kumasi Sector HUM Minister, appealed for support for the activities of HUM and the ‘Nations Possessors’ initiative. 

With the support of the Area HUM Coordinator, Pastor Enoch Eric Okrah, and other ministers present, the Area Head prayed for and officially commissioned the Kwadaso Area ‘Nations Possessors’ team.

Present at the event were officers and the leaders of the ‘Nation Possessors’ at the area and district levels. 

Home and Urban Missions is a ministry of The Church of Pentecost which targets expatriates and migrants in towns and cities with the gospel of Christ. Other target groups of HUM are ghetto dwellers, prostitutes and minority groups. 

Report by Kwadaso Area Media

post

La Area Unveils ‘Nation Possessors’

The La Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle John Osei Amaniampong, on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, launched the “Nation Possessors” group at the Dr. Thomas Wyatt Memorial Temple, in Accra New Town.

Speaking at the event, Apostle Amaniampong said that the church seeks to raise missionaries in their numbers to hit the ground running with the vision and mission of Possessing the Nations. He, therefore, indicated that the launch of the Nation Possessors in the Area is to gather momentum to win more people for Christ.

He quoted Acts 13:36 and said that the church must work hard to ensure that there is always a generation to continue the work of God. “The ‘Nation Possessors’ the church seeks to raise, shall be trained to properly understand the vision, own it and through fasting, prayer, and intentional mentoring be released to run with the agenda by influencing every aspect of the world they find themselves,” he stated.

The Nation Possessors, an initiative of the Home and Urban Missions (HUM), is expected to zealously whip up morale among the church populace to passionately run with the vision of the church.

The team inaugurated by the Area Head to run the group in the Area consist of Pastor John Addo Brown (Coordinator), Elder Courage Bedzo (Leader), Elder Emmanuel Abrokwah, Elder Emmanuel Asante Gyansih, Elder Sampson Badzie and Deaconess Emma Afelete.

Report by Daniel Tetteh, La Area Reporter.

Untitled-1(22)

17 Surrender To Christ At National Fulani Convention

Seventeen participants of this year’s National Fulani Convention organised by the Home and Urban Missions (HUM) of The Church of Pentecost surrendered their lives to Christ to the glory of God.

The event, which took place from September 21 to 24, 2021, at the St. Martin’s Pastoral Centre at Yendi in the Northern Region of Ghana, also saw 16 persons receiving Holy Spirit baptism and while others received various spiritual giftings. The four-day convention was under the theme: “Grounding a Glorious Fulbe Church to Possess the Nations” (Ephesians 3:14-21).

The 100 Fulbes who took part in the convention were drawn from 21 areas, namely, Yendi, Walewale, Bolga, Tumu, Tamale, Bawku, Afram Plains, Asokwa, Berekum, Dunkwa, Kintampo and Sunyani. The others are Tepa, Atebubu, Offinso, Effiduase, Wa, Kete Krachie, Sawla, Mampong and Konongo Areas. Also present were 34 other participants, including Mrs Agatha Agyei Kwafo (wife of the National HUM Coordinator) as well as some ministers, officers, and members of the Church.

In the past two years, HUM, through various evangelistic activities, has reached out to more than 1000 Fulbes in Ghana, some of whom have surrendered their lives to Christ and become members of the Church. The convention, thus, sought to bring these Fulbe converts together to share fellowship, pray for the Fulani community in Ghana and highlight ways by which the Fulbes could display the glory of Christ to the nations. 

The Coordinator for Northern Regional Coordinating Committee (NRCC), who doubles as the Tamale Area Head, Apostle Sylvester Arhin, was part of the speakers who ministered at the programme. Other speakers were Apostle Emmanuel K. Aidoo (Yendi Area Head), Apostle Emmanuel Agyei Kwafo (HUM National Coordinator), Pastor Thomas Ayamboya (HUM Pastor, Kumasi), Pastor Daniel Nabaku (HUM Pastor, Walewale), Pastor Kwesi Bukari (HUM Pastor, Techiman), and Pastor Gabriel Awuah Nsowah (Area HUM Coordinator, Yendi).

The speakers spoke on the following topics: The Church in the Garden, The Church in Christ, The Church in the Holy Spirit, The Role of the Church, The Gifts and Power of the Church, The Mandate of the Church,” and “The Glory of the Church” at the event.

In a brief remark, Apostle Emmanuel Agyei Kwafo expressed gratitude to the leadership of the Church and all who contributed in diverse ways towards the successful convention. He was confident that the next edition of the event would record at least 300 Fulbe participants to the glory of God. 

At the end of the event, a planning team for the 2022 Fulani Convention was officially outdoored, prayed for and commissioned to commence work in earnest. 

The Home Urban Mission (HUM) is one of the new ministry interventions of The Church of Pentecost birthed through the five-year strategic vision of the Church, dubbed: Vision 2023: Possessing the Nations (spanning 2019 to 2023). 

Among other things, HUM is tasked to reach out to all unreached people groups, including the Fulani, with the gospel message. It is estimated that there are over 800,000 Fulbes in Ghana and The Church of Pentecost, through HUM, is on an ambitious mission to bring every one of them to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Report by Overseer Emmanuel Otchere Darko (HUM Coordinator, Walewale Area)

Nation Possessors’ Movement Kick-Starts (post)

‘Nation Possessors’ Movement Kick-Starts

An effort to raise an army of 80,000 young people to champion the cause of the Possessing the Nations Agenda by The Church of Pentecost has been given an impetus following the launch of the group in Ashaiman on Saturday September 25, 2021.

The ‘Nation Possessors’ movement is an initiative of the Home and Urban Missions (HUM) of The Church of Pentecost.The movement had been tasked to pray for and support the work of HUM across the nation and also serve as ambassadors of HUM by evangelising HUM target groups and educate the church public and the general public about the ministry’s mandate.

Speaking at the national launch, the HUM National Coordinator,Apostle Emmanuel Agyei Kwafo, disclosed that so far, 47,011 people have been recruited from 69 Areas in Ghana, with other Areas yet to come on board. He said the new ministry intervention was birthed out of Vision 2023 during the 2019 Extraordinary Council Meetings of the church.

“The Home and Urban Missions seeks to ensure that the gospel of Christ reaches all expatriates and migrants living in Ghana and all Ghanaian Northerners who have found themselves living in Southern Ghana as well as the unreached people groups such as the Fulanis and others. It also seeks to pay attention to the urban poor and the marginalized such as drug addicts, prostitutes, street dwellers, head porters (Kayayees), refugees and others,” he pointed out.

He added: “HUM seeks that these people hear the message of Christ so they can make an eternal decision for Him and find churches within The Church of Pentecost where they can freely and joyfully worship God.”

Apostle Kwafo said with the launching, the nation possessors are ready to sweep the nation with prayer and harvest souls for our Lord and King.

“May revival not just end in the pages of books and in the lyrics of songs,” he said, adding, “If we want to do the things that Jesus did, then we must pray the way Jesus prayed.”

The Coordinator of the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Committee (RCC), Prophet David Kankam Beditor, who doubles as an Executive Council Member and Ashaiman Area Head, on behalf of the Chairman of the church, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, welcomed all to the launch and assured them that the grounds have already been prepared for the new group to take off and bear many fruits.

Preaching the sermon on the topic, “Reach Out To The Unreached To Possess The Nations,” Prophet Kankam Beditor said that just like the Samaritan woman who had an encounter with Jesus on the well, many people are tasty and would like to hear or taste the living water that is only given by Jesus Christ.

“People need Jesus; they need this living water and when it comes into their systems, they will never taste,” he said while quoting his scriptures from John 4:4-9; 39-42. He admonished Christians to go out of their comfort zones and reach out to the unreached.

“Most Christians don’t want to have any dealing with the destitute, prostitutes, drug addicts, and the downtrodden. If we don’t develop a good relationship with them, we cannot enter their camps and reach out to them,” he stressed.

He said Jesus did not consider the Samaritan woman as the worst sinner but reached out to her, stressing that, there is no place declared as a ‘no-go area.’

“We need to go everywhere such as the prisons, ghettos, drug addicts, slums, prostitutes and preach to them,” he added.

Launching the group, Prophet David Kankam Beditor inaugurated the national team led by Pastor Samuel Ofori Gyimah. Other members of the national leadership are Esther Taylor (National Secretary), Pastor Daniel Osafo, Mrs. Rose Taah Appiah, Mrs. Comfort Ayamboya, Mrs. Gloria Ofori Gyimah and Elder Philip Williams.

Present at the event were Area and District Coordinating Teams of HUM and ministers and their wives from the Ashaiman Area.

Also present were Apostle Mike Etrue (Kaneshie Area Head and Executive Council Member), Apostle Emmanuel Ofei Ankra-Badu (Tema Area Head), and Apostle Dr. Christian Tsekpoe (Chairman of the HUM National Committee).

PENTECOST NEWS.

Untitled-1(20)

Berekum Area ‘Nation Possessors’ Win 135 Souls, Plant 5 Churches In A Day

A massive evangelistic outreach held in the Berekum Area of The Church of Pentecost on Saturday, September 18, 2021, has yielded 135 souls and resulted in the creation of five nursery assemblies.

The exercise was organised by the Area’s ‘Nation Possessors’ team, which is an offshoot of the Home and Urban Missions (HUM) of the church. The team, made up of 120 young men and women, collaborated with ten districts in the Area to undertake the exercise. 

At the end of the aggressive exercise, 135 souls were led to Christ, comprising 123 adults and 12 children. Out of them were eight Ivorians won in the Asiri District, 10 Kokombas in the Jinijini District, six Dagaares, six ghetto dwellers in the Dormaa Koraso District as well as eight Dagaabas in the Dorbor District.

The ministers-in-charge of the various districts baptised a total of 38 new converts in water on the same day. Also, 23 of the converts were led to receive Holy Spirit baptism.

It is also worth mentioning that 15 converts received instant healing of various ailments. Notable amongst them was the miraculous healing of a lame person who was restored to normalcy after being prayed for in the Biadan District of the Area. 

As part of preparations towards the event, a stakeholders’ training and prayer meeting was organised for the sub-zonal commanders (team leaders) under the auspices of Area Head, Apostle Samuel Berko. The Berekum Area HUM Coordinator, Overseer Bright Amankwah, and the Area’s Nation Possessors Leader, Elder Gideon Ehwi, were the main facilitators for the training session.

Following the successful outreach, the Area HUM Nations Possessors team has slated October 9, 2021, for another evangelism outreach.

The Nation Possessors, an initiative of the Home and Urban Missions of the church, is aimed at raising an army of young people tasked to pray for and support the work of HUM across the nation. The Nation Possessors also serve as ambassadors of HUM who evangelise to HUM target groups and educate the church public and the general public about the ministry’s mandate.

The national leadership of HUM is hopeful of planting 30 new churches by the end of the year through the Nation Possessors initiative. They also look to raise and train an army of 1,802 young people who would, in turn, recruit other ‘militants’ to support the cause.

Report by Overseer Bright Amankwah, Berekum Area HUM Coordinator.

Old Tafo-Akim District Holds HUM 01

Old Tafo-Akim District Holds HUM Easter Convention

The Home and Urban Missions’ (HUM) Restoration Assembly in the Old Tafo-Akim District under Koforidua Effiduase Area of The Church of Pentecost has organised an Easter convention. The convention which took place from 6th to 7th April, 2021, at Maranatha Assembly, Akyem Osiem, was on the theme, “Jesus Christ: Atonement for Our Sins” (1 John 2:2).

The afternoon sessions were used for evangelism in the ghettos at Osiem and its environs. The outreach activities yielded three new souls to join the assembly.

The Restoration Assembly, which currently has more than 40 active members, was inaugurated in February 2020, and it has since brought a great transformation in the lives of the members. Eleven members have so far received vocational training at the Pentecost Vocational Institute, Gbawe in mobile phone repairs, yogurt, ice cream and liquid soap preparations. Others were trained on fascinating and capping. Currently, two transformed ladies are being sponsored by the church for training in cosmetology and fashion design.

In an interview with PENTECOST NEWS, the District Minister, Pastor Prince Odoom, revealed that the district launched what he termed as ‘Operation Rescue Street Youth Project’ in February 2021 and has since won 35 souls.

Pastor Odoom further disclosed that the District’s Community Children’s Club that was opened and managed by himself and his wife in February 2020 with the purpose of winning street children for Christ, had 19 children transformed by the gospel message and integrated into their families, and have subsequently been enrolled in schools.

The slogan that has been carved for the HUM activities in the Old Tafo-Akim district is: “HUM, Jesus Christ is Interested in the Virgin Souls!”

Report by Pastor Ernest Perbi-Asare.

Ghetto evangelism (2)

Mamponteng District Intensifies Ghetto Evangelism

The Mamponteng District in the New Tafo Area of The Church of Pentecost has intensified efforts to win more souls for Christ in the ghettos as it plans to turn frustrated souls in the ghettos to Christ for reformation.

As part of the church’s vision to possess the nation as agents of transformation, the District Evangelism Ministry, led by Elder James Blewusi, under the auspices of the District Minister, Pastor Jerry Kusi Acquah, stepped up their evangelism strategies and extended the Gospel to deprived areas in the district during the Easter convention. 

The ghettos were occupied by suspected drug addicts, alcoholics, and others. The people were presented with the good news which centered on God’s love for them which they gradually embraced. 

According to Elder James Blewusi, the initial plan was to invite the new converts to church but because they saw themselves as rejected, it became necessary to organise church services for them in the ghettoes on Sundays. 

The ghetto church in the community has an active membership of 18 people. During the Easter convention, almost 30 people took part in the Easter service. The scene was a sign of fulfillment as they expressed their appreciation to the church for opening its arms to receive them. 

Some of them gladly took photographs with the evangelism team to express their newfound love in Christ.

Report by Owusu Dennis, New Tafo Area Reporter.

Adeemmra District

Adeemmra District Evangelises To Donkorkrom Police Cell Inmates

The Adeemmra District in the Afram Plains Area of The Church of Pentecost on Thursday, December 31, 2020, shared the gospel message of Christ with inmates of the Donkorkrom Police cell.

The District Minister, Pastor Stephen Larbi, inspired the inmates with the message titled “Jesus Christ The Greatest Gift to Humanity.” He urged them not to give up on life but accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour, saying that “He is the greatest gift for the festive season.”

“Accepting Jesus as your Lord and Saviour is the most important decision you will have to make on earth to obtain hope regardless where they find themselves,” he added.

To the glory of God, a soul was won for Christ at the end of the outreach. The inmates and all the Police officers present were refreshed with drinks and biscuits as part of the exercise.

The District Police Commander, Superintendent Samuel Annan Entsua, expressed appreciation to the church for the kind gesture.

Among the church delegation were Elder Nicholas Osei (District Finance Chairman), Elder Edward Boateng (District Executive Member) and some members of the Adeemra District.

Report by Francis Lamptey, Afram Plains Area Reporter