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PPS-Tuna Gets 3-Unit Classroom Block

The Sawla Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle William Ohemeng-Kwakye, on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, commissioned a three-unit classroom block for the Pentecost Preparatory School, Tuna (PPS-Tuna).

The building project was funded by the Pentecost Social Services (PENTSOS) through its “Enhancing Quality Education” programme. The Enhancing Quality Education initiative, among other things, seeks to contribute towards enhanced access to improved quality education in Ghana, especially in deprived communities. 

Speaking at the commissioning service, the Area Head was very grateful to the leadership of the Church and PENTSOS for their unrelenting efforts in seeing to it that the school is adequately supported to provide quality education for members of the community. He also thanked the PENTSOS directorate for donating some mono desks to the school.

Apostle Ohemeng-Kwakye urged the pupils to fear the Lord and to be obedient to Him so that He would grant them wisdom and knowledge to excel in their academics. He also advised them to study hard so that they would become productive members of society in future.

On her part, the headmistress expressed profound gratitude to God Almighty and the Church for giving the Tuna Pentecost Preparatory School, which has an enrollment of over 248 pupils, the needed facelift.

Present at the event were the pastorate of the Tuna Zone in the Area as well as the Staff of the school.

Report by Philip Nana Addo (Tuna Zone)

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La Area Women’s Ministry Holds Thanksgiving Service

The La Area Women’s Ministry of The Church of Pentecost has held an annual thanksgiving service to celebrate the goodness and faithfulness of God over their lives and families.

The event which took place at the Dr Thomas Wyatt Auditorium in Accra on January 14, 2021, had the wife of the General Secretary of the church, Mrs. Rose Dansoa Kumi-Larbi, as the main speaker.

In a presentation, Mrs. Kumi-Larbi advised Christians to be thankful to God at all times and celebrate His goodness, both in season and out of season.

She noted that showing gratitude to God is supposed to be a lifestyle of every Christian. “It should not be a one-day show-off or only at church meetings. Rather, it should be a regular practice where members are grateful at any point in time of their lives; for that is the true and acceptable worship to God,” she stated.

Reading from Ephesians 5: 20, she charged Christian women to thank God because He has the bigger picture of each individual’s lives. “It is God alone who knows who should live, and who should die,” she revealed.

The General Secretary’s wife noted that when Christians thank God, especially in difficult moments, it shows how much faith they have in God.

Also quoting from Psalm 138: 1-8, she indicated that David was in great distress at the time he wrote the psalm. She said that although things were not working in his favour, he still deemed it fit to thank God, saying, “David remembered and considered all the love, kindness, goodness, and faithfulness God had shown him in the past, with the hope that He can and would take care of his present, as well as his future troubles and fears.”

Mrs. Rose Kumi-Larbi reiterated that when believers cry out to God in praise in their distress moments, God gives them courage and strength to sail through to victory. “You don’t praise and thank God only when all is well with you. We must also praise God in tough times, and even for the fact that He has preserved your life throughout the period,” she noted.

According to her, just as David was thankful to God at all times, believers should equally thank God in the market, home, office, church, etc. “Let’s also thank God for His love, forgiveness of sins, and His word which guides our steps each day,” she stressed.

Concluding her message, Mrs. Rose Kumi-Larbi advised believers to always thank God for His promises and assurances of eternal life and glory in His word.

In attendance were the La Area Head, Apostle John Osei Amaniampong, the Area Women’s Leader, Deaconess Georgina Zepah, and her team, among others.   

Report by Gina Akua Padi.

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Ho Area Head Calls On Volta Regional Minister-Designate

The Ho Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Dr. Dela Quampah, has paid a courtesy call on the Volta Regional Minister-Designate, Honourable Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa, at his office in Ho, on Monday, February 15, 2021.

The delegation, comprising some Members of the Area Executive Committee, included Pastor Evans Ekow Ampah (Area Secretary), Elder Vincent Ametepe (Area Deacon), and Elder Nicholas Nfodjor.

Apostle Dr. Quampah, a Member of the Executive Council of the Church, expressed his appreciation to the Regional Minister for the warm reception accorded him and his team.

He assured the Regional Minister-designate of the Church’s readiness to support and partner government for the progress of the country. He outlined some of the measures that the church has put in place to adhere to the COVID-19 protocols.

He further mentioned the various ministry interventions that the Church has introduced in its quest to possess the nations.

The Area Head also brought to the attention of the Minister some national development concerns and assured the government of the Church’s continuous prayer support.

The Regional Minister-designate, Hon. Archibald Letsa, on his part, acknowledged the significant contributions of The Church of Pentecost towards the development of the country. Describing The Church of Pentecost as “a prayerful church,” Dr. Letsa was overwhelmed by the exponential growth that the church has experienced over the past few years.

He praised the church for its strong evangelism drive resulting in the planting of many churches especially in the Northern part of the country. He also commended the Church for supporting many national institutions. “I greatly admire the disciplined nature of your members and their modesty in dressing with a high sense of integrity,” he said.

The Regional Minister-designate admitted that he has been a close ally of The Church of Pentecost and chronicled his cordial relationship with past Area Heads of the Church in the Ho municipality. He intimidated that his doors are widely open to the Church for future engagements.

Hon. Dr. Archibald Letsa expressed his great admiration for the immediate past Chairman, Apostle Prof. Opoku Onyinah, and recalled the many occasions and platforms he has been privileged to sit with and to receive his ministration.

He requested the leadership of the Church to always remember the region and the nation in prayers.

Apostle Dr. Dela Quampah said a word of prayer for the Regional Minister, the Presidency, and the entire nation.

Report by Overseer Felix Brakatu, Ho Area.

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The Church Of Pentecost Donates Vehicle To Police

The Church of Pentecost General Headquarters has donated a Nissan Navara Pick-Up to the Upper West Regional Police Command to aid their operations.

The vehicle with registration number GN 5238-15 was presented to the Regional Police Commander on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at Wa.

Presenting the vehicle on behalf of the Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, the Wa Area Head, Apostle Daniel Nii Tetteh Tackie, said that the gesture was in line with the Church’s Vision 2023 with the overarching theme, “Possessing the Nations: Equipping the Church to Transform every Sphere ofSociety with Values and Principles of the Kingdom of God.”

The gesture, he noted, was to partner with state institutions to bring about the necessary transformation in society. He added that the Regional Police Command is doing their best in combating crime in the region, and the presentation was to boost the effort of personnel.

Receiving the vehicle on behalf of the Ghana Police Service, the Regional Commander, DCOP Francis Aboagye Nyarko, said that the gesture was “monumental” and expressed his profound gratitude to the Chairman of the Church.

He stated that The Church of Pentecost has been a good partner to the effort of the Police Administration in fighting crime. He recalled donations made by the Church to Police Commands in the Greater Accra, Eastern, Central, and other regions. He pledged that his outfit will put the vehicle to good use and ensure a robust maintenance culture.

Present at the brief ceremony were the Deputy Regional Police Commander, ACP Ndekugri Ndebugri, and the Divisional Commander, Chief Superintendent Albert A. Adiita. Others were Mrs. Abigail Naa Densua Tackie (wife of the Area Head), and a section of the Pastorate in the Wa Area.

Report by Pastor Gordon Ansah

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Church Of Pentecost Endorses Use Of COVID-19 Vaccines

The Church of Pentecost has declared its position on the administration of the approved COVID-19 vaccines and the myths surrounding it.

A Communique issued by the Chairman of the church, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, to the worldwide branches of the church in more than 100 countries, dated February 21, 2021, said that the church is not against the administration of duly approved COVID-19 vaccines by the regulatory agencies of the various countries.

The position of the church follows a technical committee, made up of experts with diverse background, including Theologians, Pharmacists, Clinicians, Public Health Consultants, Lawyers, Psychologists, Social Workers, among others, put together by the leadership of the church to evaluate the vaccines and the myths regarding it.

“Upon further deliberations on the committee’s work, and extensive consultations with ministers and other experts, it is obvious that the conspiracy theories cannot be substantiated and are not sustainable,” it stated.

According to the Communique, there are clear theological, social, scientific, medical, legal, and economic implications for the general misinformation and conspiracy theories circulating in the mass media (mostly on social media), which pose a threat to fighting the pandemic, saying, “In spite of the significant benefits that vaccines have brought to mankind, anti-vaccine movements have always emerged with their discovery, since 1796.”

“As we continue to trust God for His healing grace and the eradication of the COVID-19 virus, leadership has decided to address the concerns of our Ministers and members regarding the vaccines that have been developed and the attendant myths and controversies surrounding them.

“It is therefore the view and position of the Executive Council that The Church of Pentecost is not against the administration of COVID-19 vaccines duly approved by the regulatory agencies of the various countries.

“This position does not take the right of individual members to either accept or refuse a vaccine based on their own personal reasons. Ministers, officers and members of the Church are therefore discouraged from using the platforms of the Church to fuel and promote myths, controversies and falsehood to misinform people and members on the usefulness and benefit of COVID-19 vaccines.”

The Executive Council’s position was influenced by the following considerations:

a) The Tenet of The Church of Pentecost (#8) supports divine healing as well as medical interventions.

b) Science and religion are not necessarily in conflict, rather they are mostly complementary as most scientific discoveries constitute a blessing from God (Isaiah 28:23-29).

c) Some of the scientists and medical personnel who are working on the vaccines are genuine Christians seeking the best interest of humanity.

d) Vaccination can be argued to be the mark of good citizenship, which is a demonstration of the Christian principle of “loving your neighbour as yourself,” in preventing spread of deadly diseases and infections.

e) Governments and regulatory agencies of our respective countries of residence have the responsibilities and liabilities for ensuring that vaccines approved for use meet all the safety standards and the laid down public health, ethical and legal standards required to ensure that their citizens are well protected.

The Communique touched on some of the popular myths and conspiracy theories of the vaccines and professed appropriate responses to mitigate them:

Myth 1: The COVID-19 vaccines have been hastily developed; they simply cannot have a good safety profile.

Response: Regulatory bodies have indicated that all the required phases and steps were followed in the development of the COVID-19 vaccines. This was achievable because money was readily available to fund the research and many volunteers willingly signed up for the trials.

Myth 2: The COVID-19 vaccines have terrible unpredictable side effects.

Response: The COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective, but persons vaccinated so far have shown side effects ranging from mild headaches, pain at the injection site, and flulike symptoms, to vomiting, fatigue, decreased appetite, which are common to previous flu vaccines. Note that almost all vaccines have some form of mild side effects.

Myth 3: Natural prevention better than artificial inventions, therefore vaccines are not needed.

Response: COVID-19 is a highly infectious and deadly disease. As of January 2021, it had caused over 2 million deaths globally, hence the need for the vaccine. Herd immunity (making majority of the population resistant to the virus) can be achieved better through vaccination than through natural means.

Myth 4: We know they are all systematically hiding the real data behind the vaccines, because we never see the real data. All the world’s medical scientists are deceiving the public.

Response: Vaccine development is conducted by different pharmaceutical companies and independent research teams all over the world. There is ample evidence available to various regulatory bodies and the general public globally.

Myth 5: The COVID-19 vaccine may give you COVID-19 disease. It is a trick and a deceptive way of harming targeted populations.

Response: The entire global population has been affected by COVID-19, so the idea of selected targeting is weak and should not be entertained. There is negligible risk of any vaccine giving you the disease – and in the case of COVID-19, none of the vaccines being administered currently contain the live virus, not even in a weakened form, so it is impossible to get the disease from the vaccine.

Myth 6: Taking the COVID-19 vaccine is accepting the mark of the beast (666) as written in the Bible (Rev 13:16-18). There is a widespread opinion that the 666-beast passage is playing out in our days, where a microchip could be introduced into the COVID-19 vaccines to secretively impose it on Christians.

Response: This is not possible because, the context of the 666 passage is one of persecution. The anti-Christ team would try to compel Christians to take the mark of the beast to end their suffering. There is no suggestion that the mark would be administered to people secretly or unawares in Scripture. Secondly, Considering the timelines of prophetic predictions, the mention of 666 is located within the series of events known as the Great Tribulation by which time, the Church is believed to have been raptured. This era, when the anti-Christ shall appear to administer the mark is believed to be in the remote future since the Church has not yet been raptured.

Myth 7: The COVID-19 vaccines have foetal cells and products of abortion as components, and since the Church does not support abortion, Christians cannot take such vaccines.

Response: COVID-19 vaccines do not contain foetal cells from aborted babies. The COVID19 vaccines contain mRNA, DNA material or viral proteins.

Myth 8: The COVID-19 vaccine would be administered to all persons under compulsion.

Response: Vaccination remains a voluntary activity unless it has been made compulsory through legislation in several country contexts.

Myth 9: The COVID-19: The vaccines contain nano-robots with computer chips and would be used to transmit data from our bodies into the cloud using 5G network. This would put all who take the vaccine under remote computer control.

Response: The tiny fat droplets (lipid Nano particles) are not robots. There is no evidence suggesting that the COVID-19 vaccines manufactured so far contain computer chips or tiny robots.

Myth 10: The COVID-19 vaccine is a move to eliminate the black race and also to ensure women are not able to conceive and give birth.

Response: With respect to fertility, there is no evidence to suggest that COVID-19 vaccines will affect fertility, and no woman who has been vaccinated has gone on to develop fertility problems.

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Revival In The “New Normal”

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus global pandemic, individuals, societies, institutions, organizations and systems have had to necessarily adjust themselves to embrace another way of life. This is as a result of of the rates and spikes of infection and re-infection in different waves and variants across the globe with its associated fatalities and devastation to humanity in general. As of February 2021, over 111million people had contracted the virus with over 2.4million deaths. My heartfelt condolences to all who have lost loved ones not to talk of the untold hardships it has brought to our world today.

UK Nightingale Medical Director Dr. Vin Diwakar said, “I can tell you Covid-19 is a horrible, horrible disease that leaves so many including young people, breathless and gasping for life.” Dr. Stefan Nava at Sant’Orsola-Malpighi Hospital in Bologna, Italy after testing positive also said, “The disease taught us one important thing: Medicine is a probabilistic science, 1+1 may give you 3 because something unpredictable can really screw things up. It changed my life because I got the sense of being mortal.” My prayer! Oh Lord God of all creation, the universe, the Nations and humankind, please have mercy on us, forgive our sins and lift your hands against this plague that is still sweeping across the Nations and heal the Land for us in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Today, some major cities in the world are still in some sort of total or partial lockdown with many more having to live with certain statutory restrictions for only God knows when. We have all been, thus, compelled to adjust, adapt or completely change our way of life and replace it with one termed as the “new normal”.

This lifestyle has, today, succeeded in transforming the socio-cultural settings of our daily lives. It is characterised by no or minimal physical contacts among persons and,  when it becomes necessary, the duration and time allotted have been cut substantially. Regular washing of hands, the keeping, and maintenance of best hygienic practices at the shopping malls, markets, schools, religious, and all other social gatherings have been the order of the day. Major church programs and activities are successfully being hoisted on virtual platforms. Financially prudent and efficient measures have also been embraced by individuals and corporate organisations to meet the difficulties of the times. The “new normal”, although challenging to keep, has brought entirely new perspectives to life which can be harnessed for one’s benefit. Revival is basically bringing back to life or a renewal of a system which is threatening to die off or lose its fervency, power and relevance. Instead of focusing on the discomfort the Covid restrictions, individuals, institutions and para-church  organizations should rather fish out the revival opportunities it offers.

God in times past, locked down one of His messengers with unprecedented restrictions in the belly of a fish for three agonising days and nights when He insisted on saving the people of Nineveh, which is present-day Mosul in Iraq (Jonah 1:1-17). Out of sheer disobedience, Jonah embarked upon a route and towed a particular line of action that was not going to inure to the benefit of the Lord’s vineyard business. God’s “new normal” was for the people of this great city who were perishing-bound to turn from their wicked ways and turn to Him through Jonah’s message. When Jonah attempted to resist this, God visited the shipping vessel with a violent wind until he was thrown into the sea. It was in this period of self-isolation and traumatic experience that he reconnected with God and accepted His “new normal” plan.

Jonah then called upon God for help and as part of his cry, said, “…I will look again toward your holy Temple.” (Jonah 2:4). He continued, “… what I have vowed I will make good….” (Jonah 2:9). After the prayer, the Bible says, “And the Lord commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah unto dry Land.” (Jonah 2:10). God released him this time around to great Nineveh and not Tarshish, his familiar and comfort zone. At Nineveh, Jonah saved 120,000 souls who were bound to perish. According to Jonah 3:3, this city was so large that it took 3-days to go through it. It was, therefore, never a coincidence that Jonah had to be locked down for 3-days in the belly of the fish waiting on God for the Herculean task ahead of him and achievable in not less than 3-days. Though uncomfortable, it was a necessary evil for Jonah to stay in the belly of the fish for 3-days and 3-nights.

Even though the “new normal” the world and its socio-cultural settings are being forced to accept comes with many challenges, there are also an avalanche of opportunities God will use to His glory if only believers embrace them. Like Jonah’s case, is it not possible that the assignment ahead of us requires a total re-examination and re-alignments to God’s “new normal” according to His calendar of events? And which may not necessarily be the usual expectation? The more Jonah hid under the deck in the ship, the rougher and rougher the sea became (Jonah 1:11). Fighting the “new normal” will only result in more difficulties and frustrations. God had prioritised the salvation of the entire people of the city over Jonah’s prejudices regarding sinners.

Out of Jonah’s imposed restrictions in the belly of the fish sprout out the needed revival to possess the great city of Nineveh and its surroundings for God. As the greatest stakeholder of the vineyard business, the Lord Jesus would not allow any old-fashioned mentality, systems, and traditions that do not lend themselves to Spirit-directed improvements to stay in the way of the great awakening and revival in these last days. All humanly cast-in-stone practices that appear allergic to the Spirit’s move will have to give way to His “new normal”.

Similarly, when the Holy Spirit began taking over the territories of the Middle East region in the early days of AD 33, some of the religious zealots of the Mosaic laws determined to fight God’s “new normal” on many fronts. Led by the scribes, Pharisees, the high priest, and teachers of the law, a serious campaign was waged against the early church. As a result, many adherents to the “new normal” in Christ Jesus suffered diverse ordeals until the Lord placed Saul under a lockdown. As he was nearing Damascus to arrest the disciples, the Lord flashed a light from heaven around him, which caused him to fall on the ground. Like Jonah, for three days, Saul was blind and did not eat or drink anything. Saul began praying during this period, and he started seeing visions (Acts 9:1-12).

His lockdown restrictions turned him from a murderer to a Paul who shook the Greco-Roman jurisdiction to its foundations for Christ. Paul eventually became the apostle of the highest number of books that contributed to the canon of scriptures. Jonah’s “new normal” in the belly of the fish for three agonising days is what made him a hundred and twenty thousand souls winner. Israel’s “new normal” as a result of their 40-day lockdown in the valley of Elah and under siege by Goliath, the Philistine champion is what unleashed David who was to become Israel’s greatest king and warrior of all time. Joseph’s “new normal” when he was locked down in prison is what enabled him to become the prime minister of Egypt. What have you been seeing in this “new normal” way of doing things concerning the fallout of COVID-19? Are you concentrating on only the discomfort relative to the old manner of ways? Or you are still at a loss and sitting idle awaiting your usual way of life? As a believer, can you not see new and golden opportunities all around you? And for you to discern the times to be unleashed to your God-given potential?

Why not embrace it, be at rest with the new normal, and allow the best God wants to make out of you for your household, society, and the world at large? In any case, the more you fight this “new normal”, the more stressful it will impact your life. My deepest concerns and sympathies go out to all who have lost their jobs as a result. May the Lord make a way out to soothe the pain many are experiencing in these times. There are, however, many blessings that life in the “new normal” has brought to many individuals, households, organisations, and society.

Human and all material resources are under serious scrutiny. Procedures and processes are also being audited to eliminate all double handling for optimal operational levels across all sectors. Let us accept the “new normal” by seeking the face of God to discern the times, so we don’t fruitlessly wrestle it. By taking a sober Spirit-led reflection of your activities at the home, office, church, and your workplace, God can help improve your lot and bring the best in you. Let us also educate our households and constituents and calm their nerves, inspire hope and confidence in them to make every opportunity out of the times.

Embracing this “new normal” is what will enable us to employ all the tools in reaching out to the lost most cost-effectively as well as discipling the nations. On the third day, Jonah was vomited unto dry ground for his discomfort to cease. Paul equally received back his sight after the third day. Joseph became the prime minister in Egypt after his two years’ incarceration and Israel after forty days in the valley of Elah, saw their God-given and anointed king. The discomfort, pain, and anguish we are all experiencing today, courtesy COVID-19, will, therefore, be over sooner than later. Care must be taken not to allow it to pass by without catching every blessing, revival or renewal God has for us in the period. The church will come out more refined, purer, well-focused, efficient, and more effective than the pre-covid era. Christ insists, “I will build my church, and the gates of hades will not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18).

By Pastor James Agyin Orhin

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Aboabo District Women’s Ministry Constructs Pavilion For Aboabo Health Centre

In line with the “Possessing the Nations” agenda of The Church of Pentecost, the Women’s Ministry of Aboabo District in the Obuasi Area of the church has constructed a pavilion at the Aboabo Health Centre for antenatal and weighing purposes at a total cost of GHS 8,000.00. 

The Obuasi Area Head, Apostle William Boakye Agyarko, on Sunday, February 21, 2021, dedicated the facility and handed it over to the Nana Owusu Ansah (Regent of Aboabo No. 2) and people of the community. The Area Head was supported by the District Minister, Overseer Justice Ahadzi, as well as the pastorate and wives in the Adansi Asokwa Zone. Also in attendance was the Asokwa District Health Director, Mr. David Kunta.

Others present were Mr. Henry Basity Owusu (Physician Assistant of Aboabo Health Centre), the elders of Aboabo No. 2 and opinion leaders, among others.

Using Jeremiah 29:7 as his scripture reference, Apostle Boakye Agyarko stated that just as the Israelites, who were admonished by God to seek the welfare of Babylon – where they had been taken captive at the time, the church also seeks to offer help or support to the community in which it operates. 

He added that the facility is, therefore, a fulfilment of the Church’s strategic agenda of transforming society through partnerships with the government and other state institutions in providing key interventions to facilitate the development of the nation.

According to him, as part of the “Possessing the Nations” agenda, the Church seeks to meet the social needs of the people in various communities, hence, the construction of the pavilion.

He commended Overseer Ahadzi, and his wife, Mrs. Kafui Ahadzi, whose personal initiative and hard work led to the successful project.

Overseer Ahadzi Justice, in a short speech, acknowledged his wife for the instrumental role she played first by initiating the idea and spearheading the mobilisation of funds for the project. He was also grateful to all donors for their benevolence. He ended his speck by extending gratitude to the Women’s Ministry, Officers, and the members for their various supports in realising the vision.

The leaders and people of the Aboabo community were happy about the donation and commended the church and the Women’s Ministry for the timely gesture.

Report by Overseer Justice Ahadzi, Aboabo District 

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Sankor District Central Church Building Dedicated

The Sankor District Central Assembly church building named in the Winneba Area of The Church of Pentecost has been dedicated to the glory of God.

The colourful service which took place on December 30, 2020, was officiated by the Area Head, Apostle Samuel Otu Appiah, assisted by the District Minister, Overseer Anderson Anner, as well as the Pastorate in the Area.

Delivering the sermon on the theme, “Towards a Good Maintenance Culture” taken from 1 Kings 14:25-28, the Abasraba District Minister, Pastor Emmanuel Foster Asamoah, said that maintenance culture in Ghana was not encouraging. A situation, he said, was destroying public infrastructures such as roads, schools, hospitals, among others.

“This canker which did not begin today is affecting Christians to extent that some fail to take proper care of God’s property,” he bemoaned.

Expounding the scriptures, he stated that King Solomon built two buildings – a temple and a palace – and made everything in the temple, including drinking vessels, pure gold. He indicated that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem as king over Israel for forty years and that after his death, his son Rehoboam was made king. It was during the reign of Rehoboam that King Shishak of Egypt went to Jerusalem to ransack the gold and vessels in the temple.

“Rehoboam did not protect the property made by King Solomon,” he said. He urged believers to safeguard the salvation they have received in Christ so that no one takes it away from them. “Just as Shishak, King of Egypt, attacked Rehoboam, so the devil also attacks believers,” he said, adding, “The devil takes away the protection of God. Therefore, let us put on the whole armour of God.”

According to Pastor Asamoah, Rehoboam made bronze shield in place of the golden shield. He implored Christians not to replace the protection of God with anything, as some Christians are not concern about the property of the church.

“Be mindful of whatever God has entrusted to your care. People in-charge of church property have to also dedicate their bodies to the Lord as living sacrifices,” he stressed.

Report by Pastor Isaac Sunkwah, Winneba Area Reporter.

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Pentecost University Welcomes New Ministerial Students At PCC Campus

Pentecost University has welcomed fresh ministerial students to its campus in Gomoa Fetteh near Accra.

In view of that, a welcome ceremony was held on Wednesday, 17th February 2021 at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC).

Speaking to the students, the Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye admonished them to take their intellectual and spiritual development seriously. He said, “the church will invest heavily in your stay here; I, therefore, admonish you to be intentional about your own spiritual and intellectual development.”

Apostle Nyamekye further admonished the new ministerial students to encounter God at a personal level as Moses in the Bible did. Their studies are to draw them closer to God. He said, “our world does not need more pastors but men of God whose minds are saturated with Godly principles.”

On his part, the Vice-Chancellor of Pentecost University, Rev. Prof Kwabena Agyapong-Kodua welcomed the students to the PU community. He referenced the Vision 2023 of The Church of Pentecost “to possess the nations through influencing worldviews in order to bring all men to the saving knowledge of Christ” and therefore challenged the fresh students to be studious and diligent in their academic work.

He said, “for us to possess the nations, we need to master what we have, master what others know, and present alternatives in very compelling, spiritual and knowledgeable manners.”

Prof. Agyapong-Kodua further threw more light on the University A+ agenda and asked the new students to get involved. “Friends, when I say University A+, I mean Pentecost University at another level, distinctive in training deeply rooted Christians who are intellectually sound and able to solve problems; as such as you join us, you need to prepare to gain more knowledge with the mind of Christ.

Mr. Michael K. Gyimah, the Chief Information Officer of the University taught the new students how to access the PU library resources.

On the other hand, Mr. Dedzah Dickson Danny from the Corporate Affairs office took them through personal branding and social media usage that will enhance the University A+ agenda.

The new students took the matriculation oath of the University administered by the Registrar, Mr. Foster Amoani. 

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Adenta Estate Worship Centre Honoured

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.

Report by Samuel Owusu Amofa.