The Sunyani Area of The Church of Pentecost, headed by Apostle Mark Obeng Andoh, has donated 377 pieces of wax prints to the churches in Zimbabwe, Rwanda, and the Seychelles Island as well as some Internal Missions areas in Ghana. In addition to the wax prints, the Area presented an amount of GHS 4,750.00 for the purchase of a motorbike for the church in Rwanda.
Out of the 377 pieces of wax prints, Internal Missions areas (Ghana) received 77 pieces, while Zimbabwe, Rwanda, and the Seychelles Island received 100 pieces each.
The items were presented to the International Missions Directorate at the General Headquarters in Accra recently by the Sunyani Area Missions Committee Chairman, Pastor Theodore Akpalolo, on behalf of the Area Head, Apostle Mark Obeng Andoh.
Receiving the items on behalf of the International Missions Director (IMD), Apostle Emmanuel Gyesi-Addo, the Personal Assistant to the IMD, Pastor Gideon Kofi Boadu-Yirenkyi, thanked the Sunyani Area for the donation.
The Konongo Area of The Church of Pentecost, headed by Apostle Daniel Owusu-Akyaw, has donated 35 pieces of cloths and $2,000.00 USD to the church in Zambia.
The Area has also presented five big sacks of used clothes to given to the internal missions areas in Ghana.
The Area Missions Committee Chairman, Pastor Ebenezer Nketsia, together with the Area Secretary, Pastor Daniel Adjabeng Kissi, on behalf of the Area Head, made the donation to the International Missions Directorate at the Headquarters on Tuesday, April 27, 2021.
The Administrative Manager at the Office of the International Missions Director (IMD), Mrs. Victoria Kumi-Woode, and the Principal Accounts Officer at the Missions Office, Ruth G. Adjabeng, received the donation on behalf of the IMD, Apostle Emmanuel Gyesi-Addo.
Mrs. Kumi-Woode thanked the Area Head and the members of the Konongo Area for their support and kindness towards the work of missions.
The Djankrom District in the Suhum Area of The Church of Pentecost has donated 110 pieces of clothes and other assorted items worth GH¢ 8,500.00 to support the missions work of the church.
The beneficiaries include Busunu District in Tamale Area, Krachi Area, Nkwanta Area, and Guinea Bissau.
Presenting the items on April 7, 2021, at the forecourt of the District Mission House at Djankrom, the District Minister, Pastor Samuel Aboagye Yirenkyi, said that the gesture was part of their commitment towards promoting the missions work and the “Possessing the Nations Agenda” of the church.
In appreciation, the beneficiaries expressed their gratitude to the district for the benevolence and wished them God’s blessings.
Djankrom district has been instrumental over the years in supporting the missions work of the church with outstanding financial contributions.
The International Missions Office of The Church of Pentecost has donated a fibre boat worth GH¢102,034.00 to the Afram Plains Area of the church to enable them to send the gospel message of the Lord Jesus Christ to the unreached people on the Dwarf Island communities. The Dwarf Island is made up of more 150 clusters of communities and is surrounded by the Volta Lake.
The boat, which was designed by Norch Maritime Engineering Service at Sekondi in the Western Region, was officially handed over to the Afram Plains Area of the church on Friday, March 26, 2021. It was subsequently dedicated on Friday, April 9, 2021, at Bruben by the Afram Plains Area Head, Pastor Victor K. Asamoah.
The Area Head expressed his appreciation to the Missions Board and the Executive Council for coming to the aid of the Area. “This gesture will ease the burden of transporting members across the Volta Lake to the communities on the Island for evangelism,” Pastor Asamoah stated.
He assured the leadership of the church that the Area will take good care of the boat so that it will last for a longer period.
Report by Pastor Francis Lamptey, Afram Plains Area Reporter.
The Osino and Anyinam districts of The Church of Pentecost in Suhum Area have donated a motor tricycle, generator, and other items worth GH¢ 17,300.00 to Jato Akura District in Kete Krachi Area.
The Suhum Area Head, Pastor Anthony Eghan Kwesi Ekuban, presented the donation to the beneficiary districts on Sunday, April 11, 2021, at the forecourt of the Suhum Area Missions House.
Elder Joshua Ogum, who received the items on behalf of the Jato Akura District Minister, Pastor Jerry Dordunu, thanked the two districts for their act of kindness and immense contribution to missions work.
Present at the short presentation ceremony was Pastor George Timinca, Anyinam District Minister, who also doubles as the Area Missions Chairman.
The Nkawkaw Area of The Church of Pentecost, led by Prophet Foster Kwasi Aniakwaa, has donated 366 pieces of wax prints and two megaphones to the Headquarters towards the promotion of the work of God in the missions field.
The chairman of the Area Missions Committee, Pastor George Oppong, and the Area Coordinator of the Home and Urban Mission (HUM), Pastor Isaac Kweku Koomson, on behalf of the Area Head, presented the items to the Missions Office on Thursday, April 8, 2021, at the Head Office at La, Accra.
Present to receive the donation on behalf of the International Missions Director (IMD), Apostle Emmanuel Gyesi-Addo, was the Administrative Manager at the Missions Office, Mrs. Victoria Kumi-Woode, and the Personal Assistant to the IMD, Pastor Gideon Kofi Boadu-Yirenkyi.
The districts to benefit from the donation are: Mirigu, and Sirigu districts, both in Bolga Area; Wulensi district in Yendi Area, and Boafri district in Kete-Krachi Area.
The rest are: Makango district in Atebubu Area, Nadowli district in Wa Area, Han and Yikpabongo districts in the Tumu Area.
Mrs. Kumi-Woode on behalf of the IMD thanked the Area Head and members of the Nkawkaw Area for supporting the missions agenda of the church.
The Adenta Estate Worship Centre (AEWC) in the Madina Area of The Church of Pentecost has been honoured for its contributions to the church’s mission agenda in possessing the nations.
The AEWC has over the years supported the missions’ work of the church with outstanding financial support through the annual McKeown Missions Week celebration, telephone calls to missionaries, prayer support, and aggressive soul-winning drive.
For the past four years (since 2017), the AEWC has taken the first position in the Madina Area performance analysis table for the Missions Week offering.
“Pursuant to the Vision 2023 of The Church of Pentecost, the Madina Area reckons that since 2017, the Adenta Estate Worship Centre (AEWC) has demonstrated exceptional dedication and outstanding zeal towards McKeown’s Missions Week Offering. An analysis of the 2020 Area Financial report revealed that for the past four successive years, the AEWC took a commanding lead among all the districts in the Madina Area. This is highly commendable,” a citation presented to the Worship Centre signed by the Area Head, Apostle Martin Seth Appiah, and the Area Deacon, Elder Joseph B. Miah, respectively said.
Receiving the citation at the 2020 End-of-Year Area Presbytery meeting held on Saturday, February 6, 2021, at the Sychar Prayer Grounds in Madina, the AEWC Resident Minister, Pastor Eric Asare, expressed gratitude to God for the grace of giving towards the missions’ work.
Pastor Asare, who also doubles as the Madina Area Youth Pastor and Area Executive Committee Member, commended members of AEWC for their continuous giving. He prayed that God would continue to open more avenues and financial breakthroughs in their lives for them to give more to support the work of God.
Pastor Eric Asare paid a glowing tribute to the late Elder George Amponsah, a former member of the International Missions Boards, for his zeal, innovative and strategic direction which has ignited the work of missions in the Worship Centre.
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.
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.
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.