Kumasi Sector HUM Pastor Celebrates Birthday With Orphans

Pastor Gabriel Owusu Akyaw, the Kumasi Sector Home and Urban Missions (HUM) Pastor of The Church of Pentecost, celebrated his 43rd birthday in a heartwarming event with orphans at the FRHAB Gh Charity Foundation at Fawoade in the Ashanti Region.

The celebration took place on Monday, June 3, 2024, where Pastor Owusu Akyaw and his wife spent the special day with 21 orphans, bringing joy and hope to these young lives.

During the event, Pastor Owusu Akyaw led a worship session and prayed with the children, using the story of Samuel from the Bible to inspire and encourage them.

He highlighted how Samuel, despite facing challenges and negative influences, grew up to be a successful and respected figure.

He assured the children that regardless of their current circumstances, they have the potential to achieve great things in life.

Pastor Owusu Akyaw, who is dedicated to regularly visiting the orphans to offer support and encouragement, expressed his joy in spending time with children and emphasised the importance of welcoming them, in line with Jesus’ teachings.

The celebration involved generous donations of soft drinks, toiletries, water, food, and monetary gifts.

The Foundation’s Caretaker, Rev. Dora Antwiwaah, thanked Pastor Owusu Akyaw on behalf of the children for his kind gesture and urged other philanthropists, NGOs, religious organisations, and community groups to support the foundation, emphasising the significant need for assistance.

The celebration not only marked Pastor Owusu Akyaw’s birthday but also reinforced the message of compassion and community support, offering hope to the orphans of the FRHAB Gh Charity Foundation.

Report by Emmanuel Nana Nsiah & Dennis Owusu

25 Drug Addicts, 4 Marginalised Children Surrender To Christ web

25 Drug Addicts, 4 Marginalised Children Surrender To Christ

Twenty-five drug addicts and four marginalised children committed their lives to Christ during a one-day mega crusade at the Dome Market by the Ashaiman sector of the Home and Urban Mission (HUM) on Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

The crusade was part of the church’s Vision 2028 initiative, which aims to reach out to marketplaces with the gospel and chaplaincy services. The ultimate goal is to establish market churches.

The Sector Minister, Pastor Solomon Anderson, delivering a sermon titled “The Salvation Encounter”, drew parallels between the biblical story of Jesus’ encounter with the madman of Gadara and the potential for spiritual and physical liberation for those struggling with addiction and affliction.

The crusade’s success was evident in the 25 drug addicts and 4 marginalised children who gave their lives to Christ, leading to the establishment of the Dome Market Home and Urban Mission (HUM) assembly.

The Dome District Minister, Pastor Benjamin Arthur, described the crusade as a “shot on target.” He noted that the market is home to many drug addicts and marginalised individuals, including labourers and ‘Kayayo’ girls.

“Many of these individuals sleep at the market sheds and are victims of drug addiction and other vices”, he said, adding, “The church, recognising the urgent need for their salvation, was prompted to organise this market crusade.”

Pastor Arthur further explained that the church will continue to intensify evangelistic activities at the market to win more souls for the Kingdom.

Report by Deacon Seth Odifo (HUM National Media Committee Secretary)

Jesus' Utmost Obedience Resulted In Our Eternal Salvation - Apostle Kwafo web

Jesus’ Utmost Obedience Resulted In Our Eternal Salvation – Apostle Kwafo

Apostle Emmanuel Agyei Kwafo, the National Coordinator for the Home and Urban Missions (HUM) of The Church of Pentecost, has advised Christians to be willing to serve God even at their inconvenience because their salvation was borne out of Jesus’ utmost obedience.

Apostle Kwafo said this during the Good Friday Morning Session of the 2024 Easter Convention of the Mamprobi Zone in the Dansoman Area held at the Salvation Army Cluster of Schools Park.

Speaking on the topic: “Jesus’ Utmost Obedience Is Our Eternal Salvation” with Hebrews 5:7-10 as key references, Apostle Agyei Kwafo stressed that there may be various forms of salvation, but it is only the salvation that Christ offers that is eternal.

He explained that Good Friday marks the beginning of a new chapter, hence it is a day believers should always remember and celebrate.

“It symbolises the victory of Jesus Christ for us and marks the start of our journey as Christians.

“So, we must keep Easter alive, reaffirming our faith, praying for unbelievers, strengthening our bond with God, and cherishing fellowship with other believers,” he said.

He further noted that “Jesus Christ is not merely a human prophet; rather, He is the Son of God and God Himself.”

According to him, despite Christ’s divine nature, He humbly obeyed His Father’s will, even unto death, to secure our salvation.

“While there may be many people claiming to be saviors, the Jesus Christ of the Bible is unique—He is the only one who died for our sins, was buried, and rose again on the third day, appearing to many after His resurrection,” he stated.

Apostle Kwafo explained that in biblical history, the first high priest, Aaron, and the last priest Caiaphas, had flaws, but Jesus remains the only High Priest who is without sin.

“Aaron led the people of Israel to worship idols made with their earrings, and the last high priest in the life of Jesus Christ, Caiaphas, was part of the crucifixion plan of Jesus Christ. However, Jesus Christ is the only high priest who is perfect in obedience, submitting to the eternal will of the Father,” he said.

He, therefore, advised Christians to be prayerful, recognising that their salvation was birthed out of Jesus’ prayerful obedience.

“Jesus recognised that his personal human will could interfere with the eternal will of His Father, so He earnestly prayed and submitted to His Father’s [God’s] eternal will,” he added.

Report by Elder James A. Brown & Lawrence N.K Asiamah

HUM Holds Leaders & Assistants Strategic Conference web

HUM Holds Leaders & Assistants Strategic Conference

The Home and Urban Missions (HUM) of The Church of Pentecost held a one-day Area HUM Leaders and Assistants Strategic Conference for the Ashanti, Bono, Bono East, Ahafo, and Western North Regions coordinators on March 13, 2024.

The conference, at the A. T. Nartey Memorial Temple in Bantama, Kumasi, aimed to equip Area HUM Leaders and Assistants to appreciate the “HUM Strategic Plan 2028” and effectively implement its strategic goals and objectives at all levels.

The National HUM Coordinator, Apostle Emmanuel Agyei Kwafo, was there in the company of Pastor Kwasi Bukari (HUM Pastor, Techiman Sector), Pastor Gabriel Owusu Akyaw (HUM Pastor, Kumasi Sector), Pastor Kwasi Atta Agyapong (HUM Research and Innovation Committee Leader), and Mrs. Patricia Owusu Akyaw (HUM Equipping Centre Committee Leader).

In all, 55 participants attended the conference.

Report by HUM Media

Bawku Area Organises Fulani Convention web

Bawku Area Organises Fulani Convention

The Bawku Area of The Church of Pentecost organised its maiden Fulani Convention on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at the Zebilla Central Assembly auditorium, which brought together 222 Fulanis across the Area.

As part of the Area’s effort to reach out to all people with the gospel, the Bawku Area, through the Home and Urban Missions (HUM), is intentionally and strategically reaching out to the Unreached People Groups (UPGs) and the marginalised in society.

The event was graced by Pastor Emmanuel Owusu, the Walewale HUM Sector Coordinator, and Overseer Abubakar Diallo Sulemana, the Nkwanta HUM Sector Coordinator.

During the convention, the Area Head, Pastor Eric Gyacham, delivered an exhortation on the topic: “Jesus Came to Seek and to Save the Outcast.”

Drawing reference from Luke 19:1-10, he emphasised Jesus’ deliberate mission to reach out to marginalised groups in society, including children, sinners, women, strangers, and unreached people groups.

Pastor Eric Gyacham encouraged the participants to emulate Zacchaeus’ response to his encounter with Jesus by obeying His instructions, welcoming Him gladly, as well as repenting and confessing their sins.

Ending his exhortation with an altar call, 53 persons accepted Christ as their Lord and personal Savior. Subsequently, 14 Fulani converts were baptised in water and 11 others received Holy Spirit baptism.

The convention also featured discussions and intense prayer sessions that led to significant healings and the manifestation of the Holy Spirit among the attendees.

Also, the Area enrolled 19 people onto the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

Report by Bawku Area Media Team

HUM Leaders Strategic Conference Held web

HUM Leaders Strategic Conference Held

A one-day strategic leaders conference was held for Area Leaders for the Home and Urban Missions (HUM) in the northern sector of The Church of Pentecost at Radach Lodge & Conference Centre in Tamale on February 22, 2024.

The conference aimed at equipping the Area HUM Leaders and their assistants to appreciate the five-year strategic plan of HUM (2028 HUM Strategic Plan) and effectively implement its strategic goals & objectives at all levels.

The National HUM Coordinator, Apostle Emmanuel Agyei Kwafo, was in attendance. He was accompanied by Pastor Emmanuel Owusu Mensah (HUM Pastor for Walewale Sector) and Mrs. Patricia Owusu Akyaw (HUM Equipping Centre Committee Leader).

All the eight Area HUM Leaders and their assistants in the northern sector of the Church were also present.

Report by HUM Media Team.

HUM Inaugurates New Sub-Committees, Units & Departments web

HUM Inaugurates New Sub-Committees, Units & Departments

The Home and Urban Missions (HUM) of The Church of Pentecost General Headquarters, has inaugurated new sub-committees, units and departments in line with the ‘Vision 2028’ strategic objectives of the Ministry.

The inauguration, which was held on Friday, February 16, 2024 during the Home and Urban Missions (HUM) end-of-year meeting, was chaired by Apostle Emmanuel Agyei Kwafo, the Chairman and also the National Coordinator.

In a short sermon, Pastor Victor Asante Darko, a National Executive Committee Member of HUM, and also the Area Head for the Afram Plains Area of the Church read from Numbers 11:17, where he admonished the newly inaugurated Committee/Unit Heads to help carry the burden of HUM which has been entrusted to the National Coordinator. 

The Sub-Committees/Units and Departments inaugurated included the Fulani Ministry, Unreached People Groups, Pentecost Hope Center, Pentecost Teens and Adults Challenge, Internal Migrants, Research and Innovation, Professionals in Critical Mission, Orality, Discipleship, Diaspora, Media, Arts and Sports. Others include the Secretariat, Equipping Centre, Outreach, Literature and the Nation Possessors.

The Leaders and Secretaries of these Sub-Committees/Units and Departments were prayed for, given a charge and unleashed to transform their worlds. 

In attendance were NEC Members of HUM, all HUM Pastors and their wives, as well as Area HUM Leaders from all 77 Areas of the Church in Ghana.

Report by HUM Media.

Ministers Advised To Be Receptive To Persons Won Through HUM web

Ministers Advised To Be Receptive To Persons Won Through HUM

The National Coordinator for the Home and Urban Missions (HUM), Apostle Emmanuel Agyei Kwafo, has urged ministers and church leaders to adopt organised efforts to fully accept and integrate souls won through HUM activities.

According to him, “an understanding of the HUM concept as a ministry and not merely an intervention under the Possessing the Nations Agenda from the local assembly to all levels of the church will inure to the benefit of the church’s soul-winning drive”.

Apostle Kwafo explained that with over 37,000 souls won and more than 600 churches opened through HUM activities, the church cannot ignore putting strategies in place to make the converts/ members feel at home and assimilate them into the church’s life.

“As we move into Vision 2028, it is my prayer and desire that HUM will make inroads into the local assemblies with a new awakening of understanding, penetration and participation. Some assemblies are, in fact, challenged that there is no activity or leadership of HUM to push forth the agenda”, he stated.

Speaking in an interview on the sidelines of the GMWC’24 currently ongoing at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa-Fetteh, the HUM Coordinator, indicated that Vision 2028 presents an opportunity for the church to sustain the gains made over the past five years under the “Possessing the Nations” agenda.

“As we unleash the church to possess the nations, it is important that the church through the HUM ‘ministry’ provide viable economic, financial and social support for our converts, and I am glad that leadership has put in place three major infrastructural projects that will be a lasting legacy in improving the quality of life of the members and thereby making their souls count,” Apostle Kwafo stated.

In the next five years, the HUM through the church will lead the establishment a school for the Fulani community in Yagayaba in the Walewale Area, a cattle ranch on a 50-acre land at Nakabi in the Sawla Area and a 500-bed capacity rehabilitation centre in the Greater Accra Region. These interventions constitute major interventions for members won from the Urban Poor and Marginalised, Unreached Peoples Group and Northerners in the South.

Apostle Kwafo expressed his delight with the great discipleship work being done by some assemblies and districts, which has resulted in a significant number of new converts being called to leadership positions in the church.   

“To the glory of God, the efforts of HUM have produced one minister, two elders, two deacons and one deaconess,” he said.


HUM Organises First Edition Of Vulnerable Kids Camp Meeting web

HUM Organises First Edition Of Vulnerable Kids Camp

The Home and Urban Missions (HUM) of The Church of Pentecost is undertaking the first-ever national camp meeting for vulnerable children within marginalised communities, including slums and ghettos.

This novelty aims to impart the principles of Christ to over five hundred children, providing them with a nurturing environment.

The camp meeting commenced with the official opening by Apostle Emmanuel Agyei, the National Coordinator of Home and Urban Missions, on Wednesday, December 27, 2023, at the Pentecost Convention Centre in Gomoa-Fetteh.

The event drew participation from approximately three hundred vulnerable kids representing eight areas in the Greater Accra, Eastern Region, and certain parts of the Central Region.

During his address to the participants, Apostle Emmanuel Agyei Kwafo shared his personal journey from the slums and emphasized how divine transformation through the church and its teachings shaped his life.

He urged all children present to submit themselves to the authority of God through the teachings and activities conducted at the camp.

Apostle Emmanuel Agyei Kwafo assured the children that they would experience the love of Christ during their time at the camp, and their lives would be profoundly impacted.

Taking a moment to pray for the children, he beseeched God to elevate them to the level of greatness desired by God, bringing honor to their nation, families, and the church at large.

Report by HUM Media

HUM Ministers & Wives Outreach Yields 840 Souls web

HUM Ministers & Wives Outreach Yields 840 Souls

A five-day special outreach organized by the Home and Urban Missions (HUM) ministers and wives in the Techiman and Walewale areas of The Church of Pentecost has brought 840 souls to Christ.

The outreach, held from November 7 to 11, 2023, also resulted in 240 water baptisms, 38 Holy Spirit baptisms, 42 instant healings, and four spectacular events.

The event aimed to reach out to HUM targeted groups, including expatriates, African migrants, the Urban Poor, and the Marginalized, such as street dwellers, drug addicts, sex workers, head porters, hawkers, and Northerners living in the South. Additionally, efforts were made to reach Unreached People Groups such as Mossi, Fulanis, Kotokoli, Zarma, Walla, Hausa, among others.

The team received valuable support from some ministers and wives and the “Nation Possessors” team in the respective areas.

Activities during the outreach included house-to-house visits, dawn broadcasting, market evangelism, ghetto, and film evangelism.

These activities took place in communities under the Yunyoo and Jimbale districts in the Walewale Area, as well as those in the Aburso and Gyarko districts in Techiman.

The team also took the opportunity to visit residents of the Dagomba land to proclaim the gospel to them.

At the end of the outreach, two Fulani cell groups were opened at Jimbale. A Grusi Assembly was recommended to be opened at Aburso for the 23 Grusi converts won for Christ.

A restoration center is set to commence at Aburso for the drug addicts won for Christ, and a Basare cell was also started at Tanoso District.

To the glory of God, a Mamprusi man named Kijo Abdulai, who had blurred vision, was fully restored by God after prayers were said for him during house-to-house evangelism at Yunyoo.

Report by Pastor Prince Augustine Ababio