chairman-prisons

The Gospel Is For The Salvation Of All – Chairman

The Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, has noted that  salvation is not the preserve of particular group of people but anyone who believes the Gospel message of the Lord Jesus Christ.

“An exodus continues today; an exodus from sin and death through Christ’s death and the power of His resurrection that is why the voice of Isaiah is still sounding ‘Who has believed our report?’. Anyone who believes this message shall be saved,” he stressed.

Apostle Nyamekye said this on Sunday, October 11, 2020, in a weekly televised service on Pent TV dubbed ‘Sunday Special Evening Service With The Chairman’ as part of his series on The Nature of the Flock.

In a sermon on the topic: “Who Has Believed Our Message?”, the Chairman recounted the role Jesus played in the redemption of humankind. According to him, the whole Scripture is the report of the redemption of humankind from the dominion of sin.

“Within this report is a message, the redemption story, the gospel, the truth, the death and resurrection of Christ,” he said, adding, “Within the stories of the Bible, God has set eternity within it.”

Reading from Isaiah 53:1, Apostle Nyamekye revealed that the arm of God is the power of God in action and that whoever believes this message shall benefit from the hand of God that is stretched again which, he noted, is the second exodus.

He explained that unlike the first exodus which focused only on the deliverance of the Israelites, the second exodus is for the deliverance of all nations (Isaiah 52: 10-12).

“The first was for deliverance from the paws of Pharaoh and Egyptian slavery but this second one is for the deliverance from sin and death through Christ’s death and power of His resurrection. In the first exodus, they had to rush out but this second exodus, there is newness of God’s plan – no more in a hurry because God will go ahead of them and also be their rear guard,” he said.

Citing the Ethiopian Eunuch, an African, who was saved and baptized immediately after believing the report in Isaiah 53:7-8, the Chairman said that in this second exodus there is no barrier or impediment to the salvation of those who believe in the gospel.

He noted that the message in the report was prophesied by Isaiah (Isaiah 52:7; 53:1-12) which talks about the Messiah’s exaltation, humiliation and exaltation and those prophecies have been perfectly fulfilled by the Lord Jesus with much reference being made to it in the New Testament.

Apostle Eric Nyamekye also took viewers through many instances in the Bible (Jeremiah 23:5; Isaiah 11:3-16; Zechariah 3:8-10, 6:12, 15; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Romans 11:17-19; Philippians 2:5-10) where Jesus Christ is described as ‘Branch’ which strayed and swayed to save mankind from their sins.

“All of us have strayed but He was punished as if He has strayed too. We strayed form the path of God and He had to stray to redeem us. It is on this scripture that the prophets called Him as Branch. He strayed to bring us in. He came to seek and save that which was lost. He swayed to graft us in.

We, who were far off, because of Christ who went out of His way have been brought near through the cross. We have been adopted into the family of God. Branches were broken off so that we could be grafted in.

Who has believed our report and upon whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed. If you believe this report you will be saved. Every portion of this report is true and authentic,” he stated.

PENTECOST NEWS

Asutsuare District Ordains 29 Officers pix1

Asutsuare District Ordains 29 Officers

Twenty-nine persons in the Asutsare District of the Agormanya Area of The Church of Pentecost have been ordained as Officers of the Church. They are made up of fourteen elders, eight deacons, and seven deaconesses.

The ordination service, which took place on September 18, 2020, at Asutsuare Central assembly, was officiated by the Agormanya Area Head, Apostle James Gabriel Quardson, assisted by Pastor Joseph Kweku Donkor, the District Minister.

The ordination of the new officers has become necessary due to the creation of the Kasunya District from the Asutsuare District.  

Speaking on the topic, “Knowing the Glorious Nature of God” taken from Ephesians 1:15-21, Apostle Quardson said that the church is called together to be a special people for God’s own glory.

He explained that those who seek God’s glory have been called and predestined to know His glorious nature. He stated that the mystery about Christ has been revealed to believers and not unbelievers.

Apostle Quardson added that through Jesus Christ the sins of the world have been forgiven and that the redeemed have been separated, set apart, predestined, saved, and included in the sonship of Christ.

He explained that because of what Christ has done for believers, they need to give thanks to God and pray that God will give them revelation about Himself to know Him well.

“When we (Christians) know Christ well, it helps us to serve Him well, forgive others, humble ourselves, worship Him alone in spirit and truth, put up a godly character which will help us to possess the nations,” he stressed.

He called on the ordained officers to study the Bible and the doctrines of the church, teach it to others, pray and submit to authority so as to reflect the glory of God.  

Report by Agormanya Area Media Team.

Woman Receives Divine Healing - pix1

Woman Receives Divine Healing

Madam Veronica Evadzi from Dzodze in the Volta Region has testified to the divine healing power of the Almighty God at the El-Bethel Prayer Centre of The Church of Pentecost in Ho.

Testifying about her healing on Friday, September 25, 2020, Madam Evadzi said that she was in pain for about three and a half years in her stomach, chest, backside, thighs, and knees and intermittently vomited blood. She could only walk a few steps with aid.

According to her, she visited various hospitals in Accra and Ho, including private facilities, and also consulted a skeletal therapist among others. However, there was no sign of improvement. All the ECG tests, x-rays, and scan results were negative but she still felt the pain in her body.

But glory be to God that when she was prayed for at the El-Bethel Prayer Centre of the Church, she received instant healing.

Elder Seth Yaw Peasa, Leader of the El-Bethel Prayer Centre, thanked God for the complete healing of the woman.

Report by Enyonam Adjorlolo Dormevenu, Ho.

Foso English Assembly Dedicates Children's Block pix1

Foso English Assembly Dedicates Children’s Block

The Foso English Assembly (FEA) of The Church of Pentecost in Assin Foso has dedicated its Children’s Block for the Children’s Ministry.

The dedication of the facility, which is the first of its kind in the Assin Foso Area, took place on September 20, 2020. It was officiated by the Area Head, Apostle Sylvester Arhin, assisted by the District Minister, Pastor Kwasi Bukari, and the Area Children’s Ministry Leader, Pastor Seth Sackey.

Apostle Arhin commended the District Minister, the District Presbytery, and the Local Presbytery for a yeoman’s job done. He further expressed the hope that similar projects will spring up in the other districts.

In a brief history about the project, the Presiding Elder for the assembly, Elder (Dr.) Augustine Nuertey, said that the vision of putting up the building was hatched in 2016 when it became paramount to find a befitting place of worship for the children in the church.

The project was completed at the total cost of about GH₵91,000.00. It received hugely financial support from the Assin Foso Area, the Foso Station District, and the members of the FEA. The one-storey auditorium is made up of four (4) washrooms, an office, a Mother Care, a storeroom, and a spacious auditorium fitted with modern teaching and learning materials.

Speaking on the theme, “Permit the Little Children” (Luke 18:15-17), Pastor Patrick Gyamfi Osei-Appiah of Mempeasem District said that just like the days of the early apostles of Christ, many adults today continue to be impediments on the way of children from accessing the Lord Jesus Christ.

He said that although children may be seen as ‘messy’ at times, they also have positive traits, which are worth emulating. “Their humility and trusting nature are worth emulating; that is why the scripture says unless we receive the Kingdom of God like little children we cannot enter into it,” he posited.

He emphasised the need to continually nurture children in the fear of the Lord and taking every opportunity to develop them in all facets of their lives – cognitive, social, emotional, and fine motor skills.

Concluding his message, he encouraged parents to dedicate their children to the Lord and make every effort to help them stay and grow in Him.

Also present at the service were Mrs. Regina Arhin (wife of the Area Head), Mrs. Magdalene Bukari (wife of the District Minister), Deaconess Rosemond Amoako (Assistant Area Children’s Leader), among many others.

Report by Pastor Samuel Avornyo, Area Reporter.

child

Couple Blessed With Child After 10 Years Of Marriage

One of the unpleasant and disturbing situations one can ever encounter in life is to have married for ten years without the gift of a child and that was exactly the situation of Elder Benjamin Ebenezer Asamoah and his wife, Mrs Esther Asamoah of Grace Assembly in the Yennyawoso District of The Church of Pentecost until God intervened by blessing them with a son.

Speaking to PENTECOST NEWS at the naming and dedication ceremony of the child, which was officiated by the District Minister, Pastor Charles Oduro, on Sunday, September 20, 2020, the couple revealed that the state of childlessness took them to many hospitals but to no avail.

Elder Asamoah said that “when all human efforts to conceive proved futile, we resorted to prayer and trusted God for a miracle. One day my wife and I went to the District Pastor, informed him of our plight and beseeched him for prayer support which he gladly obliged. He encouraged us to bank our hope on God and subsequently prayed fervently for us. With continuous prayers, the Lord has glorified Himself by gifting us with a son.”

Sharing their testimony, the elated couple expressed their gratitude to the Almighty God for His eventual blessings and encouraged all those who are in such situations to keep trusting God for His intervention at the appointed season.

Present at the ceremony was Pastor Anthony Kwesi Mensah, (Resident Minister, PIWC – New Tafo), among others.

Report by Emmanuel Nana Nsiah

2222

Anyinofi District Mission House Dedicated

Anyinofi District, which was created from Birem District during the virtual 44th General Council Meeting has dedicated their newly built four bedroom mission house. The dedication was officiated by the Area Head for Mampong, Prophet Foster Kwasi Aniakwaa. 

He admonished the leadership of Anyinofi District to team up and work closely with their newly posted minister so that the District will experience steady growth. He used the opportunity to officially inaugurate the District and pray for the new leadership of Anyinofi.

Preaching at the service, Ovr. Yaw Osei-Mensah stated that ministry is partnership. He said everyone has a key role to play in the success of God’s ministry. Reading from Philippians 1:3-6, he stated that there are three main types of partners. He identified these as Active Partners, Dormant Partners and Lukewarm Partners. He said active partners are fully involved in the work of God. Everything concerning them is used for the service of God. Dormant partners support the work with their finances but they’re participation in other sectors of the church life leave much to be desired. Finally, the lukewarm partners may come to church but do not get themselves involve in anything at the church. He admonished that as partners, we must find active roles to play in the church. Some of these he identified as intercession, proclamation of the gospel, visitation, among others.

The chief of Anyinofi, Nana Amponsah Kenteng Kakabo II was very grateful to God and the church for putting up such a beautiful building in their community. He admonished the members to support their pastor and also take good care of the building by constantly maintaining it. He also pleaded with the church to assist the community with a good school.  Nana Amponsah made a request to the government to construct the Atebubu to Anyinofi road and also provide telecommunication network for the people of Anyinofi.

The Deputy Coordinating Director for Sekyere-Afram Plains District who represented the District Chief Executive was also grateful to the church and assured the chief and his people of the commitment of government to bring the needed development to the area. He asked the members to ensure proper maintenance of the mission house and also get themselves involved in communal labour to ensure the cleanliness of the community.

Also present at the service were the queen mother and elders of Anyinofi as well as Ministers and wives of the Mampong Area. 

Report by Pastor Stephen Safo Nsiah

Mampong Area Launches Peace Campaign

Mampong Area Launches “Agent of Peace” Campaign

The Church of Pentecost, Mampong Area has launched the Agent of Peace Campaign.

The ceremony brought together distinguished personalities within the Mampong Municipality. Key personalities from both the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) were present. The Ghana Police Service, Ghana National fire service, heads of state institutions, representatives from the Local Council of Churches, the Imam for Mampong as well as the media were well represented at the launch

The Area Head, Prophet Forster Aniakwaa in his address, expressed gratitude to the various leaders for making it to the ceremony. He stated that the launch was a replica of what the church had done at the national level and this was to trickle down to all communities in which the church found itself. He charged the various political actors to help sustain the peace in the nation. He spoke clearly against political vigilantism. He admonished all gathered not to take matters into their own hands but rather learn to forgive and also use the appropriate means to seek redress.

The representative of the Imam for the Mampong Muslim community said that in Ghana, Christians and Muslims have learnt to co-exist without any struggle. He made a clarion call to the youth not to allow themselves to be used by politicians to promote violence. He said “no politician will allow his or her child or close relative to engage in violence in the name of politics, therefore no one should allow politicians to use him or her to fulfill their selfish interests.”

The Municipal Chief Director, Hon. Thomas Appiah-Kubi in his address also pledged to promote peace. He stated that the ruling party will accept the outcome of the elections irrespective of the result. He indicated that the president of the nation was committed to peace likewise all his appointees. He tasked the security agencies to deal drastically with anyone found to be disturbing the peace of the nation irrespective of their party affiliations.

The Member of Parliament for Mampong Ashanti, Hon. Kwaku Apratwum-Sarpong, speaking for the NPP assured all gathered that his party stands for peace. He stated that both the NPP and NDC live amicably in Mampong. He also added his voice to the call for peace, advising the youth not to allow themselves to be used by politicians to cause violence.

The NDC Chairman for Mampong, Mr. Kamel gave a strong assurance that they will not perpetrate violence and will accept the outcome of the elections. He said that since their parliamentary candidate is an elder of the Church of Pentecost and has been well groomed, there was no way he was going to lead his people to engage in violence.

The Ghana Police Service, National Commission for Civic Education and the Local Council of Churches, all took turns to preach peace. Prayer was offered for peace to reign, before during and after the elections.

Report by Pastor Stephen Safo Nsiah

Abrepo Central Church Auditorium Dedicated PIX1

Abrepo Central Church Auditorium Dedicated

It was all joy when the newly constructed grand church auditorium for the Abrepo Central Assembly in the Suame Area of The Church of Pentecost was dedicated to the glory of God on September 27, 2020.

The 1,500-seater auditorium, which was constructed at the total cost of GH¢694,823.00, can boast of 120 seating capacity hall for the English Assembly, and a 100 seating capacity children’s hall. Other facilities include washrooms, administrative offices, and disabled ramps.

The edifice was dedicated by the Suame Area Head, Apostle Michael Collins Asiedu, assisted by the Abrepo District Minister, Pastor Fred Obboh, and other ministers in the Area.

Delivering the word of God on the topic, “The Redemptive Presence of God,” based on 2 Chronicles 7:12-16, Genesis 28:12-15, Pastor Charles Ebo Asmah of Bohyen District said that even though God is Omnipresent, He still chooses places where He meets His people and discloses His being to them. He explained that God uses such meeting places to seek an uncommon relationship with His people and also cause His redemptive activities to occur.

The Area Head, Apostle M. C. Asiedu, on his part, indicated the need for Christians to have a new mentality, a new attitude, and a renewed lifestyle which, he noted, will invoke the glorious presence of God in the midst of His people.

PENTECOST NEWS.

Twins After 20 Years Of Marriage (pix1)

Twins After 20 Years Of Marriage

A couple, Mr. Daniel and Mrs. Kate Anyane-Lah, members of Housing Down Central Assembly in the Madina Area of The Church of Pentecost, who have remained childless for 20 years, has given birth to a set of twins.

Three months after the blessing of their marriage on 5th August, 2000, Kate conceived but suffered a miscarriage in the early stage of the pregnancy. After that unfortunate incident, the couple did everything humanly and medically possible to conceive again but to no avail.

They described the humiliations they had to endure from friends, some Church members, and even family members as “unbearable.” At a point, they even decided not to move forward whenever childless couples were called out for prayers.

For twenty years of their marriage, they spent a huge percentage of their income on medications, hopping from one hospital to another, including fertility hospitals, with the sole aim of having a child.

In 2015, they were made to undergo a surgery called Laparoscopy and were promised that they will conceive within two months but it yielded no positive result. At a point, a doctor taking care of them at one of the hospitals said to them: “What else do you want from me? I have done all that is medically possible for you.”  While going home that day, Kate was nearly hit by a vehicle while standing right in the middle of the road unaware.

But to the glory of God, in September 2019 during a prayer session organised by the Women’s Ministry which was led by the District Pastor, Mrs. Anyane-Lah encountered divine grace and her menstrual cycle ceased. Upon visiting the hospital, she was told at the first examination that it was a menopausal symptom because she was 44 years. But a test conducted later showed that she had picked a seed. They did not believe the report so they had to test it three more times by themselves for confirmation with a pregnancy test kit.

It is marvelous that the pregnancy turned out to be twins (two females). Due to her age, she encountered some medical challenges during the pregnancy but God graciously took her through till delivery on 15th May, 2020. The children were named on 19th September, 2020.

PENTECOST NEWS.

Old Tafo-Akim District Dedicates Ettokrom Bus Stop Information Centre1

Old Tafo-Akim District Dedicates Ettokrom Bus Stop, Information Centre

As part of the effort to possess the nations by transforming every sphere of society with values and principles of the kingdom of God, the Old Tafo-Akim District of The Church of Pentecost in Koforidua-Effiduase Area has constructed a bus stop at Ettokrom at a cost of GH¢ 9,000.00.

The Area Head, Apostle Daniel Yeboah Nsaful, on Sunday, August 30, 2020, dedicated the facility and handed it over to the chiefs and people of the community.

In an interview with PENTECOST NEWS, the Old Tafo-Akim District Minister, Pastor Prince Odoom, indicated that the facility will relief commuters in the community since it will provide shelter for the travelling public.

The commissioning of the bus stop which coincided with the dedication of the Ettokrom Assembly Information Centre and the refurbished church auditorium was attended by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa North, Honourable Gifty Twum Ampofo, and the Abuakwa North Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Honourable Twum Ampofo.

Others were: Barima Eto Adomako III (Chief of Ettokrom), opinion leaders, representatives of churches in Ettokrom, Pastor Job and Mrs. Margaret Wiredu of Ati District, among others.

In a brief address, Apostle Nsaful stated that the construction of the facility is a realisation of the church’s agenda for transforming society by partnering government and state institutions to provide key interventions to facilitate the development of the nation.

According to him, the church’s five-year strategic vision of possessing the nations is geared towards equipping its teeming members to make an impact in society by living out and standing for the values and principles of the Kingdom of God in their daily activities.

The Abuakwa North MCE, Hon. Twum Ampofo, who received the facility on behalf of Ettokrom Community, commended the Church for the kind gesture.

The MP for Abuakwa North, Hon. Gifty Twum Ampofo, was full of gratitude to the Church for the gesture and admonished Ettokrom community to take good care of the facility to serve its intended purpose.

Report by Pastor Ernest Perbi-Asare