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Pentecost Men’s Ministry Holds Entrepreneurial Workshop

About a hundred participants took part in an Entrepreneurial Skills Development workshop organised by the Ho Area Pentecost Men’s Ministry (PEMEM) of The Church of Pentecost (CoP) and Star Entrepreneurship on Saturday, July 23, 2022.

 Participants comprised members and non-members of the Church drawn from the Volta regional capital, Ho, and its environs. Also, present were a cross section of the Ho Area pastorate and their wives, and facilitators.

The event was held on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at the Ho Dome Central Assembly auditorium, in the Volta Region of Ghana.

In a brief address, the Ho Area PEMEM Leader, who doubles as the District Minister of Ziave Dzogbe, Pastor Michael Edjouku Arthur explained that the purpose of the training is to help equip the participants with skills to start their businesses.

“There is a high unemployment rate in the system and this skills training programme would alleviate some of these situations and challenges,” Pastor Arthur said.

He further iterated that the Pentecost Men’s Ministry has an objective to develop the man spiritually, physically, and socially, among others.

Moreover, he noted that the training is also, geared at providing financial development skills, adding that the Ho Area was ready to provide financial support for some start-ups.

Facilitators from Star Entrepreneurship took the participants through the production of Brown Sugar, washing powder, weedicides, ice cream, shoe polish, and Bio-digester. Others were 3D Epoxy installation and fixing of CCTV Cameras.

Deacon Prosper Ewoenam Ametefe, a facilitator, advised the participants to rely solely on God because He is the one to open avenues for them to develop what they have been trained to practice.

Participants expressed their appreciation to the organizers and the church. However, they were presented with certificates and pen drives with practical videos for references.

Report by Enyomedia Dormevenu Enyomedia, Ho

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Elder Donates Items Worth GHC 50,000.00 To 13 Schools

Elder Kojo Korankye, the Leader of the Pentecost Men’s Ministry (PEMEM) in the Ogua-Abura District of The Church of Pentecost, has donated educational items worth GHC 50,000.00 to 13 schools within the Efutu and Lower Denkyira Hemang Municipality. 

The items include mathematical sets, wall maps, and textbooks for the following subjects: Integrated Science, Religious and Moral Education, English Language, Mathematics, Mfantse Language, Social Studies, Supplementary Readers, Student’s Companion, French, and Basic Design and Technology.

The donation was made during a short presentation ceremony at the Efutu Basic Primary School as part of this year’s PEMEM Week celebration held in June.

Speaking at the ceremony, Elder Korankye said that the gesture, which is in line with the five-year strategic vision of the Church, dubbed Vision 2023,” was made to support school children within the municipality. He was, therefore, hopeful that the items would go a long way to aid their studies.

He also encouraged the students to study hard, take their relationship with God seriously, and lead godly lives.

Receiving the items on behalf of the schools, Mrs. Evelyn Efua Panyin, Headmistress of Efutu Basic Primary School, thanked Elder Korankye and The Church of Pentecost for the generous act. She also promised to ensure that the students make good use of the textbooks and other educational materials donated.

The beneficiary institutions include Akokokrom Zion Basic School, Achiase Basic School, Dehia Basic School, Mould Basic School, Watreso D/A Basic School, Krobo Basic School, and Efutu Mampong School. 

The rest are Abrem Essiman School, Abaasa M/A Basic School, St. Peters Anglican School, Mempeasem Zion School, and Social Welfare Girls’ Vocational Training Centre, Cape Coast.

Present to witness the donation were Pastor Enock Nii Akrashie (Oguaa Abura District Minister), Pastor Alhassan Kara (Jukwa District Minister), and the various heads of the beneficiary schools.

Report by Pastor Daniel Appiah

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Doblo Gonno District PEMEM Puts Smiles On The Faces Of Nsawam Prisons Inmates

The Pentecost Men’s Ministry (PEMEM) of the Doblo Gonno District in the Achimota Area of The Church of Pentecost has visited the Nsawam Medium Security Prison and donated assorted items to the inmates.

The donation was made recently as part of the activities marking this year’s PEMEM weeklong celebration.

According to the District Minister, Pastor Kwabena Darko-Mensah, since the climax of the week coincided with Father’s Day, the church decided to show love to the inmates.

Assorted items donated by PEMEM to the facility included washing powders, sanitary diapers, bags of gari, bags of sugar, packs of toilet rolls, packs of toothbrush and toothpaste, packs of boxer shorts, bags of sachet water, boxes of guardian soap, loaves of bread and packs of milo.

Led by Pastor Darko-Mensah, the team comprised of an Area PEMEM Executive Committee Member – Elder Charles Adu, and the District PEMEM Executive Committee Members made up of Elders Abraham Ayertey, Delali Dekutse, Moses Ofori, Deacon Emmanuel Lantey and Mr. Francis Tweneboah. Some of the Local PEMEM executives and deaconesses also joined the team.

The District Minister, before the presentation of the items, shared the word of God with the inmates. He quoted from Romans 8:28 (ESV), “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”

According to him, God can work out things to benefit His children irrespective of how hopeless the situation or circumstances may be, saying, “All we need to do is to love the Lord with all our heart, soul and might.”

Pastor Darko-Mensah encouraged them to fully trust in God and serve Him at all times. He ended by praying for the inmates.

The items were gladly received on behalf of management by the Chaplain for Nsawam Prisons, Pastor (ASP) Thomas Owusu Brefo.

The elated inmates requested the church to visit again.

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Missions Exist Everywhere In Contemporary Times – Apostle Anane Denteh Observes

The Director of the Pentecost Men’s Ministry (PEMEM), Apostle Vincent Anane Denteh, has asserted that the scope of contemporary missions now covers the ‘six continents’ of the world, not on a particular destination as was in the past.

“The Mission to Six Continents concept was developed by the Commission on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME) under the auspices of the World Christian Council (WCC) conference held in Mexico City in 1963,” the PEMEM Director stated.

The PEMEM Director made this assertion on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, during a presentation at the Orientation for Missionaries at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa-Fetteh, near Kasoa.

Apostle Anane Denteh, who doubles as an Executive Council Member of the church, spoke on the topic, “Contemporary Issues In Missions.”

Quoting from Matthew 24:14, Apostle Anane Denteh said that the gospel of the kingdom of God is supposed to be proclaimed throughout the whole world, as a testimony to the nations.

“All those who matter in the kingdom are missionaries of Christ,” he said.

He explained that a missionary practitioner refers to all people involved in the activities of mission work. These, he noted, include the mission agencies, missionaries, donors, among others.

“Taking time to study the contemporary issues in mission is a critical exercise that every mission practitioner should take very seriously,” he stressed.

Apostle Vincent Anane Denteh, who is also the Chieftaincy Ministry National Co-ordinator of The Church of Pentecost, further stated that there are six basic qualities of a good practitioner of missions. He stated that a good missionary should be a student of the Bible, a student of mission, a pastor or a teacher in the mission field, a Holy Spirit-filled or matured person, an epitome of sacrifice, and a missiological researcher.

“As a student of missions, research is needed into the culture and traditions of the people,” he mentioned, adding, “In missions, every missionary is a messenger, and the people must accept the messenger to accept his message.”

He, however, pointed out that the mission field is filled with several challenges, notably among them are religious fanaticism leading to persecutions and terrorism; ungodly ideologies, worldviews, and national policies; nationalism, xenophobia, ethnocentrism, and racism, among others.

He also charged the clergy to indulge in digital evangelism, where technology is implored in the proclamation of the gospel of Christ.

Apostle Vincent Anane Denteh cautioned that while planting ethnolinguistic churches is a good missional strategy, care must be taken to manage those churches very well so that they would not turn into ethnocentric pressure groups in the church.

He further charged missionaries to allow the Holy Spirit to empower them, saying, “A mission practitioner may have the strategy or approach on the field but the one above all is the miracle of the Holy Spirit.”

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Agormanya Area PEMEM Embarks On Road Safety Campaign

The Pentecost Men’s Ministry (PEMEM) of the Agormanya Area of The Church of Pentecost has held a Road Safety Campaign at the Kpong Lorry Station in the Eastern Region as part of the activities marking the 2022 PEMEM week-long celebration.

Speaking at the event, the Agormanya Area PEMEM Leader, Pastor Joseph Kwadwo Tawiah, stated: “As citizens whatever we do in our lives must be done to the glory of God. Hence, the road safety campaign is an activity to glorify God.”

Reading 1 Corinthians 10:31, Pastor Tawiah iterated that drivers and riders are key persons when considering road safety issues, hence the need to engage and educate all road users to be disciplined and safety conscious.

Pastor Tawiah advised drivers to always put on their seat belts whilst driving.

The Chairman of the Kpong Branch of Co-operative Drivers Union, Mr. Paul Kantey, commended The Church of Pentecost for organising the timely campaign. He entreated other churches to emulate the example.

The Akuse Police Commander, Chief Inspector Emmanuel Agbefe, noted that good drivers are those who always return safely from their trips.

Taking the drivers through basic road safety tips, Elder Samuel Teye (Kpong District PEMEM Leader), asked drivers to avoid drinking alcohol, ensure regular and proper vehicle maintenance, maintain concentration when driving, and comply to speed limits and other rules of the road.

In attendance were Chief Inspector Agbemabiese Joseph of Kpong Police Station, Pastor Samuel Dadzie, Pastor Samuel Malack Arthur, and Elder Felix Akonnor (Agormanya Area PEMEM Secretary).

The PEMEM Directorate of The Church of Pentecost led by Apostle Vincent Anane Denteh launched the National Safety Campaign in 2021.

Report by Agormanya Area Media Team.

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Christians Urged To Seek Divine Knowledge

Mrs. Gladys Nana Yaa Animah Oduro, wife of the Yennyawoso District Minister of The Church of Pentecost, has advised Christians to commit themselves to divine knowledge acquisition to sail through in their quest to take territories for Christ. 

She explained that knowledge is power and that whoever is destitute of it falls prey to the deceit of the devil and eventually perishes.

She said this in a sermon titled: “Equipping Men to Possess the Nations” on Sunday, June 19, 2022, when she fellowshipped with the members of Grace Assembly to cap off the week-long national celebration of the Pentecost Men’s Ministry (PEMEM).

Taking her main scriptures from 1 Corinthians 4:20 and Ephesians 6:10-17, Mrs. Oduro mentioned that the church is an equipping centre where Christians are girded up for every task assigned to them. 

According to her, whoever goes to church and avails themselves to the teachings of God, becomes fit in all spheres of life because they are exposed to holistic teachings.

Mrs. Oduro, whose message touched on all aspects of human’s life, further noted that possessing the nations agenda of the Church can only be realised with power, but not just a mere talk. The power, on the other hand, she said, is found in the word of God. She, thus, charged Christians to be filled with the word and the knowledge of God in these evil times where everything points to the fact that the second coming of Christ is imminent, saying, “The devil fears those who have the word of God within them.”

She added that those with an in-depth knowledge of God and His words stay put at the Lord’s feet, no matter the circumstances and diligently apply themselves to the word for breakthrough.

She also expressed the need for Christians to maintain good health by adopting good eating habit and exercising regularly.

Reading from Genesis 18:19 and Malachi 2:15, Mrs. Gladys Nana Yaa Animah Oduro urged parents to make a determined effort to train their children in the way of the Lord. She cautioned that failure to do so will deprive them of God’s blessings.

She blamed streetism and waywardness of many children on lack of good parental care and broken homes and strongly advised married couples against divorce, saying, “It is easier to build a strong Christian home than to repair a broken home.”

Report by Yennyawoso District Media Team

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God Needs Awakened Men To Possess The Nations – PEMEM Director

The Director of the Pentecost Men’s Ministry (PEMEM), Apostle Vincent Anane Denteh, has said that the “possessing the nations” agenda depends on the commitment and dedication of men, who are fully awakened and well-focused on the Great Commission.

Apostle Vincent Anane Denteh made this assertion on Thursday, June 16, 2022, when he gave a presentation on the topic, “When Men Went To Sleep” Matthew 13:24-30 at the Aflao Area PEMEM joint service at the Shekinah Temple, Aflao. 

In his exposition, Apostle Anane Denteh noted that the progress of every nation, family and church hinges on the alertness of men and their commitment to duty.

“Men who sleep on duty cannot achieve any good thing in the society. Therefore, if we want to equip men to possess the nations, then they must first be awakened,” he said. 

He further noted that anyone asleep cannot respond to a call to duty and could not be counted upon to accomplish a task.

“To be given a task and be able to accomplish, it a person must be awakened from his sleep to be sent,” he added. 

“If a home can be a successful place with great progress, the men in the house must be awakened. Likewise, if the church is to make progress in the Kingdom business, then men in the church must be awakened. A married man who is awakened can discern his child’s future and give them the best education so that when the child becomes successful in future, they could take care of him,” he said. 

Expounding Matthew 13:24-30, Apostle Anane Denteh explained that the enemy is only able to cause harm when people go to sleep. 

He, therefore, cautioned men to wake up from their slumber and be watchful and discerning in order to secure the future of their homes, professions, churches, communities and nations, stressing that: “Having a good intention is not enough because the devil is always looking for an opportunity to sow bad seeds in your life.”

Apostle Anane-Denteh urged Christian men not to be reactive to situations but always look ahead and exercise utmost patience, especially when afflicted, and trust that God will surely show up and bring victory. 

“No matter the challenges, the Lord will give us the solution to address them. When you find yourself in a difficult marriage, do not take a shortcut by resorting to divorce. Instead, if you remain patient in the presence of the Lord and obey His word, whatever is yours shall return to you regardless of what the devil will do. Men ought to pray and patiently wait for God’s deliverance.”

Apostle Anane Denteh also used the occasion to share with the congregation the four-year strategic vision of the Pentecost Men’s Ministry and urged all men to embrace it and work hard towards the realising the possessing of the nations agenda. 

Report by Pastor Francis Lamptey (Aflao Area Reporter)

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Achimota Chief Celebrates PEMEM Week At Abofu Worship Centre

As part of the activities to culminate the 2022 Pentecost Men’s Ministry (PEMEM) week-long national celebration in Abofu Worship Centre in the Achimota Area of The Church of Pentecost, the Chief of Achimota, Nii Ayi-Bonte Adams II, was invited to a special lunch buffet on Sunday, 19th June 2022 at the worship centre.

To promote unity, love and family life, members of the church invited their spouses who were not members of the church as guests for the occasion.

The Worship Centre was therefore privileged to host the Chief of Achimota, Nii Ayi-Bonte Adams II, whose wife is a deaconess of the church. It was glorious when Nii appeared in his PEMEM cloth with his entourage.

The chief shared a few words of advice to Christian men and urged them to take up their full responsibilities as fathers in the home. He urged men to take a keen interest in the development of their children. He thanked God for The Church of Pentecost and wished all the members well in their endeavours.

The Resident Minister, Pastor Augustine Arthur-Norman, on his part, expressed gratitude to the Chief and his elders for ensuring a peaceful relationship between the church and the community.

Pastor Arthur-Norman commended the Area Head, Apostle David Tettey Tekper, and the Area PEMEM Executive Committee members for helping them to hold a successful programme during the week.

He called on the men to exhibit the Kingdom values and principles in their spheres of life.

Report by Abofu Worship Centre Media Team.

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PEMEM Director Presents Agri-Business Concept In Ho

The Director of the Pentecost Men’s Ministry (PEMEM), Apostle Vincent Anane Denteh, has presented the ministry’s entrepreneurial concept in Agri-Business to members of the ministry in the Ho Area of the church.

Addressing local, district and area executive committee members of the ministry at the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC), Ho as part of his recent tour of the Area from 16th to 17th June 2022, Apostle Anane Denteh, who is a member of the Executive Council of the church, disclosed that the ministry has introduced a project called Agri-Business concept to develop the capacity of men in the church.

“This is to beef up the income generation opportunities of the members which is part of the ministry’s social development agenda for its members,” he stated.

He explained that the agri-business concept is in a form of a collapsible fishpond of 1,000 fingerlings to start with. This innovative idea, he said, is easy to construct and through skill development training, the individual who may have no idea in aqua-culture would be tutored into acquiring the basic skills in the management of the fishpond and caring for the fingerlings.

He recommended this to all entrepreneurial and unemployed persons as well as the youth to venture into the business. This, he said, could supplement the income of members of the church.

He added that The Church of Pentecost, in collaboration with the Israeli Embassy, is rolling out more innovative business ventures for the betterment of the members.

He concluded that PEMEM is about to launch its new project dubbed the Pentecost Agri-Business Class to empower the members at the grassroots to develop their social life.

The Ho Area Head and Executive Council member, Apostle Dr Dela Quampah applauded the ministry for the thoughtful interventions and expressed the Area’s readiness to commence the project.

Pastor Michael Arthur, the Ho Area PEMEM Leader and District Minister for Ziavi Dzogbe, also lauded the concept and pledged the Area’s eagerness to implement the Agri-Business project.

Report by Pastor Felix Brakatu.

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PEMEM Embarks On Health Walk

As part of activities to mark the National Week Celebration of The Church of Pentecost Men’s Ministry (PEMEM), members of the ministry in the Yennyawoso District went on health walk through the principal streets of Dichemso in Kumasi.

The event, held in collaboration with Pentecost International Worship Centre, New Tafo (PIWC- New Tafo), took place on Saturday, June 18, 2022.

The walk, which ended at the forecourt of PIWC -New Tafo with aerobic session, saw excellent patronage as the Yennyawoso District Minister, Pastor Charles Oduro, and his wife, Mrs. Gladys Nana Yaa Animah Oduro, participated. 

Addressing the participants, Pastor Oduro commended them for availing themselves for the exercise and urged them to prioritise their health by exercising regularly. 

On his part, the Yennyawoso District PEMEM Leader, Elder Samuel Nana Brobbey, emphasised the need for regular exercises in order to maintain good health since good health also plays a vital role in Christianity. 

He, therefore, disclosed that the ministry has planned to make the event a monthly feature to help members exercise regularly.

As side attraction, participants were treated to sumptuous mashed kenkey and bread.

Among the participants were Brother Samuel Opoku Mensah (PIWC-New Tafo PEMEM Leader), Elder Anthony Anane (Yennyawoso Central Assembly PEMEM Leader), and others.

Report by Yennyawoso District Media Team