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Teshie-Nungua Women’s Ministry Organises Girl-Child Sensitisation Outreach

As part of activities to mark the 2021 International Girl Child Day, the Teshie Nungua Area (TNA) Women’s Ministry undertook a sensitisation outreach at the Teshie-Gonno Cluster of Schools. 

The Teshie Lekma 4 Primary and Kindergarten pupils were on the afternoon shift when the Area Women’s Leader, Deaconess Sophia Nana Arthur, and her team visited the school. The delegation also included Deaconess Harriet Owusu Agbenya (Assistant Area Ministry Leader) and some district leaders from the Area. 

In line with the theme for this year’s celebrations, the Area Women’s Leader sensitised the girls on menstruation and the benefits of menstrual hygiene. 

She mentioned that menstruation is unique to females, and access to the proper knowledge on the use and disposal of sanitary pads was necessary for the girl-child. 

Deaconess Arthur also stressed the importance of digital literacy and the safe and effective use of digital technologies. “Digital literacy is not taking selfies and updating WhatsApp statuses but understanding the ubiquitous technologies available to us and using them appropriately,” she said.

The ministry also donated exercise books, pencils, erasers, reading books, liquid soaps, sanitary pads, and food items to the pupils. 

The headmistress of the school, Mrs Ernestina Markine, received the items on behalf of the pupils. Together with some teachers at the school, they expressed gratitude to the church for the kind gesture. 

Mrs Markine shared some of the challenges school authorities had to deal with due to parental neglect, for which reasons she considered the items timely and necessary to meet the needs of the 21st-century girl-child.

In all, about 200 pupils from classes 1 to 6 participated in the event.

The United Nations has declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child. The day is observed to create awareness on the importance of adolescent girls and attempts made by society to empower and identify their potentials by providing opportunities for them.


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Be True Servants of The Lord – Apostle Ofei Ankra-Badu Tells Women

The Tema Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Emmanuel Ofei Ankra-Badu, has charged Christian women to strive to become true servants of God.

Speaking at the September edition of Shiloh Prayers of the Area Women’s Ministry (Prampram Zone) held at the Galilee Prayer Centre in Great Ningo District on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, on the topic: “Relating Well with God” based on 1 Samuel 1:1-11, Genesis 3 and Isaiah 54:13-17, Apostle Ankra-Badu narrated the situation in which Hannah found herself as a barren woman while her rival Peninah was being blessed with many children.

According to him, Hannah nursed bitterness against her husband and her rival which initially hampered her prayer life.

“But when she [Hannah] decided to draw closer to God during an annual worship service at Shiloh, she poured her heart out to God in prayer and that drew God closer,” he said, adding, “When you draw closer to God, you hear His voice and when you relate rightly with God, all the other things move on smoothly.”

The Area Head led the over 500 participants to carefully examine Hannah’s character towards God with regards to the afflictions she went through and explained how connected mankind was to God until the fall of man. 

He advised women to be obedient to God’s command by submitting to their husbands no matter the circumstances, stressing that it is the Lord alone who is capable of transforming them into good husbands, and through that, all blockades in their prayers will be removed.

“Hannah laughed at long last because God answered her prayers, not only with Samuel but additional five other children,” he stated.

Concluding his message, Apostle Emmanuel Ofei Ankra-Badu stated that if Christian women are in good relationship with God, the Lord will surely bless their children.

“When we are in good relationship with the Lord, He will fight all our battles for us, and no weapon formed against us shall prosper because we are true servants of God,” he said.

In attendance at the programme were Pastors Peter Mensah Awitor (Prampram District), Essel Kofi Annor (Dawhenya District), Percy Opoku Ahwenee Dankwah (Tsopoli District), Isaac Amofa Yeboah (Goi District) and William Boachie-Ansah (Great Ningo District), as well as the Area and Zonal leadership of the Women’s Ministry headed by Deaconess Charity Kuwornu, the Area Women’s Ministry Leader.

Report by Pastor William Boachie-Ansah & Felix Odum.


Women’s Director Visits Berekum Area

The Women’s Director of The Church of Pentecost, Deaconess Philomina Mireku, has paid a three-day working visit to the Berekum Area of the church in the Bono Region.

She was accompanied by her deputy, Deaconess Vivian Ofusua Amfo, and the National Secretary, Deaconess Dr. Gladys Quartey.

The visit, which took place from August 9-11, 2021 was to allow her and her team to share the ministry’s four-year strategic vision with the leaders of the ministry in the Area and to encourage women at all levels to revive and demonstrate the virtues and ideals of a Christian woman.

Speaking separately at the four zonal centres in the Area, namely Dormaa, Goka, Berekum and Drobo, Mrs. Philomina Mireku stated: “The vision statement of the Women’s Ministry is to practically equip women and ladies in the church to influence all spheres of society with our Christlike character, evangelism and service.”

She stressed on the need for the ministry at all levels (Area, District and Local levels) to be guided by the vision in its activities.

Referring to Titus 2:3-5, the Director encouraged women in the church to revive the high moral standards and good practices such as prayer, evangelism, service, and integrity that were set by their forbearers.

The Area Head, Apostle Samuel Berko, and his wife, Mrs. Joyce Berko, together with the Area Women’s Ministry leaders, accompanied the Director and her team throughout her trekking.

Ministers and their wives were present at all meetings to demonstrate their support for the activities of the Women’s Ministry.

Report by Pastor Daniel Fosu, Berekum.

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Tarkwa Area Women’s Ministry Embarks On Clean-Up Exercise, Donates To Hospital

The Tarkwa Area Women’s Ministry of The Church of Pentecost has undertaken a massive clean-up exercise at the premises of Pentecost Hospital, Tarkwa.

The exercise involved sweeping and cleaning of various wards, dusting, weeding and disposing of refuse, among others. It was to ensure that clients and staff of the hospital live and operate in a clean and conducive environment to promote good health.

The staff of the various departments of the facility participated fully in the clean-up exercise.

As part of the exercise which took place on Saturday, May 1, 2021, the Area Women’s Ministry Leader, Deaconess Elizabeth Gyan, on behalf of the ministry donated items including paper towels, toilet rolls, sanitizers, powered soap and detergent to the hospital.

The items were received on behalf of Management by the Acting Head of Nursing and Midwifery Services, Mr. Emmanuel Ayi-Mantey. He expressed his profound gratitude to the Women’s Ministry for their gesture.

Report by Sandra Walker.

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Winneba Area Ministers’ Wives Donate To Pentecost Preparatory School

Ministers’ wives in the Winneba Area of The Church of Pentecost have donated food items worth GH¢ 3,000.00 to the Pentecost Preparatory School, located at Ansaful, Winneba.

The items, which included bags of rice, maize, and onion, as well as gallons of oil, tomatoes paste, and toilet rolls were donated to the school during a visit on June 10, 2021.

Led by the wife of the Area Head, Mrs. Gifty Dansoah Appiah, the team was received by the headmistress of the school, Mrs. Agnes Tagoe, and Pastor Daniel Obeng-Mensah, Chairman of the school’s management board.

Presenting the items to the school, Mrs. Dansoah Appiah, stated: “As mothers of the Area, we are concern about the welfare of our children, especially children at Pentecost Preparatory School, Winneba. Our desire is that the children are fed on a nutritious diet that would impact their ability to learn and improve on their academic outcome.”

The Headmistress of the school, Mrs. Agnes Tagoe, who received the items, was full of praise to the wives of the ministers for the kind gesture and called for God’s blessings upon them. She promised to ensure that the items are used for the intended purpose.

Report by Pastor Isaac Sunkwah, Winneba Area Reporter.

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Berekum Area Women’s Ministry Donates Items Worth GH¢ 30,040.00 To 7 Institutions

The Berekum Area Women’s Ministry of The Church of Pentecost has donated items worth GH¢ 30,040.00 to six orphanages and the prisons.

The beneficiary institutions are Hanukkah Special Needs Centre – Sunyani, Cosmos Special Needs Centre – Dormaa Ahenkro, Dormaa Children’s Home, and Remar Ghana, Sunyani Abesim.

The rest are King Jesus Orphanage – Tepa, World of Friends Orphanage – Berekum Nsapor, and the Sunyani Central Prisons.

Items donated were 305 tubers of yam, 25 bags of 25kg rice, 30 crates of eggs, 20 cartons of Milo, 15 cartons of milk, 7 bags of 50kg maize, 7 bags of 25 kg sugar and gari, assorted canned fish, toiletries, beddings including bed sheets, blankets, pillowcases, children footwear, and clothing.

The ministry also presented an undisclosed amount of money to the beneficiary institutions.

Explaining the rationale behind the gesture, Deaconess Josphine Serwaa (Area Women’s Leader), stated that the move was part of the Church’s Vision 2023 agenda of “Possessing the Nations.”

Mrs. Berlinda Effah Kuntor (Ministers Wives’ Representative on the Area Women’s Ministry Executive Committee) who was part of the team, mentioned that there is no better time for the church to become relevant to the watching world than now.

Leading the team was the wife of the Area Head, Mrs. Joyce Berko. She encouraged the children at the orphanages to know Christ by taking their devotional life seriously and praying always, saying, “Let no one hinder you from knowing Jesus, the Saviour of the world.”

Giving an exhortation at the prisons, Mrs. Joyce Berko established that Jesus loves sinners and died for that singular reason.

Reiterating a popular saying by the Chairman of the church that “sinners are the client of the church,” she said that God welcomes whosoever comes to Him through His Son Jesus Christ.

The children and their caregivers could not hide their joy as they joined members of the ministry to sing praises in adoration to God.

The team that embarked on the visit included Area Executive Committee Members and some district leaders of the ministry.

Report by Pastor Daniel Fosu, Berekum.


Bladjai District Women’s Ministry Supports Nkanchina Leprosarium

The Women’s Ministry of Bladjai District in the Kete Krachi Area of The Church of Pentecost has donated some items worth GH¢ 2,000.00 to the Nkanchina Leprosarium located at Kpandai. 

The items, which included ten bundles of toilet roll, detergents, soaps, some Dettol antiseptic products, 50 pieces of sachet water, a bale of clothes, among others, were donated during a visit to the leprosarium on Monday 31, 2021.

The church delegation was led by the Bladjai District Minister, Overseer David Asare, Mrs Eunice Asare (wife of the district minister) and Deaconess Mary Nyamekye (the District Women’s Ministry Leader). The team was warmly received on arrival by the camp leader together with the other 69 members of the home.

Addressing the gathering, Overseer Asare quoted John 3:16-17 to stress the need for Christians to reach out to persons living with disabilities (PWDs) in the society to show them the love of God. He said that the visit was in line with the church’s “Possessing the Nations” agenda.

Receiving the items on behalf of the group, the leader at the facility shed tears of joy as he was baffled by the kind gesture shown them by the church. He was deeply grateful to the delegation for coming to their aid and called for God’s blessing for them.

Report by Pastor Emmanuel Kenin, Krachikrom

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Effiduase Area Women’s Ministry Honours Past Leaders

A special service has been held by the Effiduase Area Women’s Ministry of The Church of Pentecost to appreciate the immediate past Area Executive Committee Members of the ministry.

The service, which took place at Ebenezer Assembly, Effiduase on Tuesday, May 25, drew women from all the 15 districts of the Area.

The former women leaders were Deaconesses Elizabeth Adoboah (Area Leader), Martha Adobea (Assistant Area Leader), Christiana Obenewaah (Area Secretary), Grace Mbir (Treasurer) and Cecilia Aboagye (Financial Secretary). The rest were Mrs. Dora Oppong Kyeremah (Pastors’ Wives Representative), and Deaconess Contance Ofosua – Co-opted member.

In his exhortation titled, “Be Sure To Complete The Work You Received From The Lord,” the Area Head, Apostle Daniel Yeboah Nsaful, admonished Christians not to avoid God’s calling and work, but rather accept it wholeheartedly and do it well.

Quoting Philippians 1:2; Colossians 4:17 and Matthew 25:14-23, Apostle Nsaful said that the reason why some Christians abandon God’s work is that they grow weary, become fed-up, go after things of the world, or simply allow the work to slip through their hands.

On how to complete God’s work well, the Effiduase Area Head said: “You need to be diligent, steadfast and immovable.”

Concluding his exhortation, Apostle Daniel Yeboah Nsaful paid glowing tribute to the past leaders for laying a good foundation as pioneers of the Area Women’s Ministry and asked for God’s blessings upon them.

In a testimony, the current Area Women’s Leader, Deaconess Christiana Obenewaa, said that her predecessors achieved a lot for the newly created Effiduase Area. Notable among their achievements, she said, was the construction and furnishing of an ultra-modern kitchen at the Area Mission House.

She also praised them for the many talk shows they organised for the women in the Area, their visits to the various districts, and their collaboration with PEMEM and other ministries of the church, among others.

Citations and an unspecified amount of money were presented to the outgone executives for their services to the church.

In attendance was the wife of the Area Head, Mrs. Mary Nsaful; the Area pastorate, family members of the outgone executives, among others.

Report by Effiduase Area Media Team.


ALWC Women & Children’s Ministries Support Nyame Dua Orphanage

The Women and Children ministries of A-Lang Worship Centre (ALWC) in the Odorkor Area of The Church of Pentecost have donated some items worth GH₵5,145.50 to the Nyame Dua Christian Home, an orphanage located at Madina, Accra.

The items, which included 15 bags of rice, detergents, diapers, baby food and wipes, drinks, cooking oil, sachet and bottled water, towels, tinned tomatoes, among others were donated during a visit to the orphanage on Monday, May 3, 2021.

The church delegation was led by Elder Ernest Asinor, the Presiding Elder of the Local Assembly; Mrs. Olivia Tsekpoe, wife of the Resident Minister; and Deaconess Theresah Boampong, the District Women’s Ministry Leader.

Other members of the team were the Assistant District Children’s Ministry Leader, Ruth Quainoo, and Deaconess Nora Amaning, the Local Assembly Women’s Ministry Leader.

The team was warmly received on arrival by the founder of the Home, Mr. Paul Anaba, and the 39 children of the Home, including two three-month-old babies.

Addressing the gathering, Mrs Tsekpoe quoted James 1:27 (Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world) to stress the need for Christians to reach out to orphans and other destitute groups in society. She said that the visit was in line with the church’s “Possessing the Nations” agenda and is also in fulfilment of the aforementioned scripture.

Elder Asinor, on his part, encouraged the children to pray at all times and never give up for God has a purpose for their individual lives. He advised them not to forget their humble roots when the Lord blesses them in their adult life, saying, “You should always remember your home, where you come from.”

Deaconess Nora Amaning advised the children not to look down on themselves, while Ruth Quainoo urged them to be obedient, humble, and respectful.

Receiving the items on behalf of the children, Mr Anaba said that he has always prayed to the Lord for the Home to attract the attention and benevolence of The Church of Pentecost, and was, therefore, very grateful to the Lord for an answered prayer. 

He thanked the church for the kind and timely gesture.              

The team also refreshed the children with “Sobolo” drinks and pastries.       

Report by ALWC Media                 


Konongo Area Women’s Ministry Visits Yawkwi Caring Homes Village

The Konongo Area Women’s Ministry of The Church of Pentecost has donated assorted items to the Caring Homes Village at Yawkei, near Juaso, as part of the mandate to extend mercy and kindness to the homeless and the needy as stated in Proverbs 19: 17 (Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done).

The visit, which took place on Monday, May 3, 2021, was led by Mrs. Dora Owusu Akyaw (wife of the Area Head), supported by Pastor Daniel Adjabeng Kissi (Area Secretary), Deaconess Ruth Gyasi (Area Women’s Ministry Leader), and her team, among others.

The items included rice, toilet tissues, eggs, washing powder, detergents, assorted soft drinks and biscuits, medicated carbolic soaps, sanitary towels, among others.

They were received by the administrator of the Home, Mr. Adjei. On behalf of the Home, Mr. Adjei extended his profound gratitude to the church for the kind gesture. He appealed to the church to make the Village their second home by regularly visiting the inmates.

Through the visit, management of the Home has allowed the church to hold regular fellowship with the inmates of the facility.

Report by Pastor Isaac Ayiku Quarshie.