CoP-Uganda Gets 2000-Seater National Auditorium Head Office 1

CoP-Uganda Gets 2000-Seater National Auditorium, Head Office

A 2000-seater National Auditorium of The Church of Pentecost in Uganda has been dedicated to the glory of God. The edifice, which also houses the National Office of the church, was dedicated by the International Missions Director (IMD) of the church, Apostle Emmanuel Gyesi-Addo, on December 13, 2020.

The construction of the edifice began in 2015 during the time of Apostle Emmanuel Agyemang-Bekoe, then National Head, and completed in 2020 under the current National Head, Pastor James Oko-Barnor. It was funded by the General Headquarters of the church in Ghana through the Missions Board.

The dedication ceremony was ably assisted by Pastor James Oko-Barnor (National Head). It attracted many dignitaries such as Apostle Seth Fianko-Larbi (National Head of Kenya, who also doubles as the Chairman of the East African Regional Coordinating Committee), Apostle Simon Mutete Olomayiani (Kenya), Pastor Gabriel Arianda (Kenya), Pastor Moses Onyango (Head Pastor, Rivers of Life Ministries, Kampala), Godfrey Ojok (CEO of Gotino Construction), and Mr. Kawoya Abdul (LC1 of the area).

Also in attendance were representatives from Mbarara and Kampala Areas.

Preaching the sermon, Apostle Gyesi-Addo, who officiated the service, took his scripture reading from Matthew 7:24-27 and spoke about the wise and the foolish builders.

Apostle Gyesi-Addo said that the outward beauty of the building is what is usually seen and appreciated. “What makes the building solid, strong, and able to withstand all the adverse conditions are not seen and that is the foundation,” he stated.

He indicated that the Lord used a house to represent the life of an individual. He brought out the moral lessons that the outward beauty of the Christian is good and can be splendid and be seen by all but that is not the most important thing in the believer. The most important thing in the believer, the IMD stated, is their foundation.

“What is your foundation? Is your foundation sand or solid rock? The sand can be anything in our lives which we have built our faith on but that is not Christ,” he said, adding, “We might be relying on our strength, intellect, skill, money, properties, children, health, etc. If these are our foundations, then there is a lot to be desired. We must note that there are bad days and those bad days will test the strength of our foundations.”

Reading Matthew 7: 25 & 27 “And the rain came down, and the floods came, and the wind blew and beat on that house,” Apostle Gyesi-Addo noted that Jesus used a similar statement of what would happen to both the good building and the bad building.

“The end results of your building is what matters most when those adverse conditions occur,” he stated, stressing that the Christian is not insulated from the harsh conditions of life just as the unbeliever also go through equal harsh conditions of life.

“Christ requires us to allow ourselves to develop traits of His character in us so that we can still stand in the days of adversity.

“Christ stood even unto the cross so that we can receive salvation, mercy, and grace. There may be a heavy rain in your life right now causing floods and perhaps torrential wind or a typhoon but if you trust in God and believe in what He has promised you, then the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against the floods in your life and victory shall be yours.

“The Spirit of the Lord will not eat up the floods, but He will lift you up above the destructive floods against you for you to be above it and not being consumed by it.”

Apostle Emmanuel Gyesi-Addo challenged believers to check their foundations properly and ensure that it is solid and strong in Christ because Christ is the only foundation and the roofing of the church.

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Gada Assembly In Queen City District Donates Motorbike To Missions (1)2

Gada Assembly In Queen City District Donates Motorbike To Missions

The Gada Assembly in Queen City District in the Downtown-Ofaakor Area of The Church of Pentecost has donated a motorbike to the Missions Office of the church to be given to the Yawmatwa District in the Essam-Debiso Area.

The District Minister, Pastor Samuel Akuamoah Boateng, on Thursday, December 3, 2020, led officers of the assembly to the Headquarters to present the motorbike.

The donation was received on behalf of the International Missions Director (IMD), Apostle Emmanuel Gyesi-Addo, by his Personal Assistant, Pastor Gideon Kofi Boadu-Yirenkyi.

Pastor Boadu-Yirenkyi, on behalf of the Missions Office, thanked the local assembly for their thoughtful gesture and asked God to bless them bountifully.   

Present at the short ceremony were officers of the Gada Assembly made up of the Presiding Elder, Elder Isaac Essel, and the District Missions Committee Chairman, Elder Cephas Vorsah. Also present were Staff of the Missions Office.

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Kade Area Gives To Missions (2)

Kade Area Gives To Missions

The Kade Area of The Church of Pentecost, headed by Apostle Lawrence Otu-Nyarko, has donated various items to the Missions Office of The Church of Pentecost.

The kind gesture was part of the Area’s contribution towards the propagation of the Good News in deprived communities in Ghana and abroad.

Items donated included 255 pieces of half-piece cloth and clothing to be distributed to the churches in Guinea Bissau, The Gambia, Senegal, as well as the Wa, Yendi, Walewale, and Nkwanta Areas in Ghana.

The Area also presented a cheque for GH¢9,600.00 to support the activities of the Church in Guinea Bissau, Senegal, and The Gambia.  

The Kade Area Missions Committee Chairman, Pastor Michael Agbadze, together with Pastor David Mensah of New Abirem District, presented the items on behalf of the Area Head at the Headquarters in Accra recently.

Receiving the donation, a Principal Executive Assistant at the Missions Office, Mrs. Victoria Kumi-Woode, on behalf of the International Missions Director (IMD), Apostle Emmanuel Gyesi-Addo, thanked the Area Head and the members for the kind gesture and indicated that the donation will go to the right places.

Also present were the Principal Accounts Officer at the Missions Office, Mrs. Ruth G. Adjabeng, and Mr. Humphrey Lomotey Tanihu, Accounts Officer at the Missions Office.

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Chairman Nyamekye Visits Canada

The Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, and his wife, Mary made their maiden official visit to the Church in Canada from October 14 to 21, 2019.

Apostle Nyamekye and Mama Mary were welcomed on arrival by the Pastorate in Toronto and its environs led by Apostle Dr. Emmanuel Owusu (National Head, COP Canada and Executive Council Member), Apostle Daniel Nii Lomotey Engmann (North York Area Head), and Apostle Dr. Alex Agyei-Gyamera (Scarborough Area Head).

Apostle Nyamekye fellowshipped with members of the Church in Calgary (Western Canada Area), Ottawa (Scarborough Area), and Toronto (North York Area). He took time to explain Vision 2023 to them and urged the officers and brethren alike to champion the vision for its successful implementation.

Addressing officers of the Church in Toronto, Apostle Nyamekye stated that the “overall goal of Vision 2023 is to see a church where members go to possess their nations by transforming every worldview, thought and behaviour with values, principles and lifestyles of the Kingdom of God and thereby turning many people to Christ.”

“We foresee a refreshed church that equips and releases its members into ministry as agents of transformation wherever they may be,” he added.

He, therefore, advised them to go back to righteousness, prayer, fasting, the word of God, teachings that would equip the saints to be agents of transformation, sacrificial service, and emphasize on the Holy Spirit.

According to him, Delilah asked Sampson what the secret of his strength was because his stature was ordinary but he did supernatural things (Judges 16:5-6). He said that Delilah reasoned that Sampson had a secret.

“We are ordinary human beings but our secret is the power of the Holy Spirit. A drunk person gets a different perspective about things and is able to do things he or she would not do under normal circumstances. When we are filled with the Holy Spirit, we get the ability to do things we could not do before (Ephesians 5:18),” he stated.

The Chairman also met with pastors and their wives in the nation and taught them that the call to ministry is a call to sacrifice. “The minister is a gift to the church. We have been chosen by God to preach the gospel. Like Paul, the minister is sent to open the eyes of the people from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God so they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in Christ.

“The sacrifice involves loss (Philippians 3:4; Deuteronomy 33:8-11) but once we sacrifice ourselves and wholeheartedly devote ourselves to the work of the Lord, the Lord will take care of us,” he said.

Apostle Nyamekye called on Ministers to know who God is and have faith in Him to supply their needs. (Job 6:24; Exodus 18:14-24; 1 Corinthians 9:16-17; Colossians 4:13, Acts 26:14-18).

The week’s visit ended with the dedication of the state-of-the-art 3-11 Arrow Road edifice in Toronto on Sunday, October 20, 2019.

Report by Pastor Richard Adjei, PENTMEDIA Canada