The Church Of Pentecost Donates To War Victims In South Sudan WEB

The Church Of Pentecost Donates To War Victims In South Sudan

The Ho Area Women’s Ministry of The Church of Pentecost has donated clothes to victims of the civil war in South Sudan through the United Nations Interim Security Force in Abyei Ghana Battalion 2 (UNISFA GHANBATT 2) at Ho.

The donation took place on March 8, 2023, at the forecourt of the Regimental Headquarters of the 66 Artillery Regiment.

The women’s delegation was led by the wife of the Area Head and the National Women’s Ministry Executive Member of the Church, Mrs. Comfort Quampah, and the Area Women’s Ministry Leader, Deaconess Fidelia Ametefe.

Presenting the items, Mrs. Comfort Quampah said, the Church is privy to the plight of women and children in South Sudan due to the country’s political instability and there saw the need to provide them with some material support in addition to the continued prayers the Church is offering for them.

Deacon Fidelia Ametefe further stated that the gesture, which is in line with the Church’s 2023 theme: “Repositioning the Local Church for Maximum Impact in the Nations,” was made possible due to the generosity of the women.

“The women of the Church contributed towards the donation by our own volition,” she said.

Deaconess Ametefe also noted that the clothes were all brand-new and for all sexes and ages.

Receiving the items on behalf of the Ghana Armed Forces contingent detailed for Southern Sudan, Rev. Lt. Solomon Aidoo, the Army Chaplain, expressed his profound gratitude to the Lord and The Church of Pentecost for their kind gesture and fervent prayer for war-torn countries.

The Second-in-Command of the Regiment, Major Felix Opoku, called on other churches, NGOs and organisations to emulate the charitable gesture of The Church of Pentecost. He was also grateful to the Women’s Ministry, in particular, for their concern for the people of South Sudan.

The RSM, SWO1 Awusavi, on his part, solicited the prayer support of the Church for the soldiers who have been assigned for peace-keeping in the East African country.

“Pray for the Lord’s protection for us and the smooth execution of our duty of maintaining order and resolving conflict-related issues in the country,” he said.

Present at the presentation ceremony were some members of the Women’s Ministry from the Ho Zone and some military personnel from Ho Barracks.

Report by Pastor Felix Brakatu

Old Tafo Area Women’s Ministry Organises Quiz Competition For Virtuous Ladies WEB

Old Tafo Area Women’s Ministry Organises Quiz Competition For Virtuous Ladies

The Women’s Ministry of the Old Tafo Area of The Church of Pentecost has organised its maiden edition of quiz competition for Virtuous Ladies aimed at equipping them with the word of God and general knowledge of the Church.

The quiz, which took place at the Old Tafo Central Assembly auditorium recently, covered the current affairs of the Church and the Book of Esther.

The contestants from the thirteen districts within the Area battled it out and at the end of the competition, the Old Tafo District, which was represented by Deaconess Lydia Oppong Siaw, emerged winner with 34 points, while Atimatim and Ankaase Districts placed second and third respectively to the glory of God. 

For their prizes, Deaconess Lydia Oppong Siaw, received Women’s Ministry cloth, Virtuous Ladies attire and a wall clock, while each participant was given a consolation prize.

Speaking to PENTECOST NEWS on the rationale behind the quiz competition, the Area Women’s Ministry Leader, Deconess Mavis Addai, disclosed that it was part of the repositioning agenda for the ladies for maximum impact. 

She noted that the ladies, as potential leaders of the Church, need to be equipped with the word of God and the general knowledge of The Church of Pentecost to help understand their calling.

She was impressed with the organisation of the event and applauded the effort of the coordinating team towards the program.

On her part, the winner of the competition, Deaconess Lydia Oppong Siaw, encouraged the young ones to consistently read their Bibles and partake in church activities to have an in-depth knowledge of the word of God and the Church in order to be established in the faith.

Report by Dennis Owusu & Emmanuel Nana Nsiah

Kaneshie Area Women's Ministry Holds Quarterly Fasting & Prayer Chain

Kaneshie Area Women’s Ministry Holds Quarterly Fasting & Prayer Chain

The Kaneshie Area Women’s Ministry of The Church of Pentecost, on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, organised its Quarterly Fasting and Prayer Chain at the Kaneshie Central auditorium in Accra.

The event which was on the theme, “Repositioning Women Through Prayers for Maximum Impact,” had the Kaneshie Area Head, Apostle Samuel Osei Asante, who doubles as an Executive Council Member of the Church, as the guest speaker.

Highlighting the theme for the year, “Repositioning the Local Church for Maximum Impact In The Nations,” (Colossians 2:6-7, 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20), Apostle Asante explained that much attention has been given to the local church because activities in the church are mainly executed at the local level.

He explained that repositioning is the act of placing someone in a new position or changing the direction of an objective for effective use.

He added: “Nothing new has been introduced by the church, rather it is strengthening the already existing values for effective impact. Whatever relevant goal that was abandoned has been revisited for the benefit of the church and the nation.”

Referencing from Esther 4:7-16, the Kaneshie Area Head said that Esther fasted and prayed together with the Jews in Susa when she heard about the intention of Haman to annihilate the Jews.

He noted that the prayer of Esther and her people created a miracle where she found favour in the sight of the king by defying all odds, saying, “The king granted all her request including sparing the life of Mordecai and in replacement of Haman’s evil plot. Esther saved the entire generation from extinction and brought joy, peace and comfort to the Jewish in a foreign land.”

Apostle Samuel Osei Asante charged the women to be lovers of prayer by interceding for the Church, the nation, and their families to cause a tremendous change in society.

In attendance was the wife of the Area Head, Mrs Elizabeth Osei Asante, the Area Pastorate, current and past leadership of the Women’s Ministry, and members of the ministry.

Report by Michael Asante, Kaneshie.

Nkawkaw Area Women's Ministry Empowers Young Entrepreneurs

Nkawkaw Area Women’s Ministry Empowers Young Entrepreneurs

The Nkawkaw Area Women’s Ministry of The Church of Pentecost has organised a day’s skills development and capacity-building for young men and women in the Area.

The event, which was held late last year, was aimed at giving young people in the Area entrepreneurial skills, as well as seed capital for their businesses.

The 91 persons who benefited from the initiative were presented hairdryers and sewing machines. Others received a seed capital to set them up in business.

Speaking on the topic: “Empowering the Virtuous Lady for Maximum Impact” at the ceremony, Deaconess Philomina Mireku, the Director of the Women’s Ministry of the Church, urged all present to work assiduously in their respective fields of endeavour.

She emphasised that “an unemployed lady lives in confusion and perpetual hardship”

She, therefore, advised the beneficiaries to make maximum use of the wonderful opportunity they have been given by being faithful.

“Dorcas was so faithful to the cause of helping the poor that the widows in Joppa did not want her to be buried,” she opined. 

Deaconess Mireku cited scriptural references from 2 Thessalonians 3:10, Proverbs 31:16-17 and Acts 9:36-42 to encourage the beneficiaries to put the support received to good use and become a blessing to others.

She congratulated the Area for the initiative and encouraged other Areas to emulate the initiative.

Hon. Seth Kwame Acheampong; the Eastern Regional Minister, in a short address, encouraged Christian workers to be hardworking and prudent in their respective vocations.

In a brief remark, Hon. Seth Adjei Baah, the Chairman of the Ghana Tourist Board, said he owned his wealth to a seed capital of 5000 cedis (now equivalent to 50 pesewas) that The Church of Pentecost gave him many years ago.

He, therefore, advised the beneficiaries not to take the gesture for granted.

Hon. Adjei Baah also donated 30 sewing machines to support the programme.

Others present at the ceremony were Prophet Foster Aniakwaa (Area Head), his wife, Grace Aniakwaa, Hon Atta Ofori Snr. (MCE Kwahu South), Elder Isaac Agyapong (Kwahu East DCE), Deaconess Chief Supt. Marian Osei Adu (Nkwatia Police Divisional Commander) and Nana Opoku Amankwah (Kwahu Kyidomhene).

The rest are Hon. Daniel Agyapong (Area Deacon), Elder Kwasi Mireku (Spouse of the Women’s Ministry Director), Deaconess Esther Prah (Kasoa Area Women’s Ministry Executive Committee Member), the Nkawkaw Area pastorate and their wives as well as officers and members of the area.

Report by Nkawkaw Area Media Team

Achawso District Women’s Ministry Gives To Ashan Children’s Home

Achawso District Women’s Ministry Gives To Ashan Children’s Home

The Women’s Ministry of the Achawso District in the Suame Area of The Church of Pentecost has donated food items worth GHC 10,000.00 to the Ashan Children’s Home at Offinso in the Ashanti Region. 

The benevolence, according to the District Minister, Pastor Isaac Koda Plange, was to appreciate God’s goodness towards the district in its five years of existence and to fulfil the Church’s Vision 2023 agenda of “Possessing the Nations.”

The items, including bags of rice, tubers of yam, bags of sugar, toiletries, cooking oil, among others, as well as an undisclosed cash amount, were presented to the Supervisor of the Home, Mr. William Asirifi Tenkorang, on Friday, December 16, 2022.

Pastor Isaac Koda, during the presentation, acknowledged the efforts of the workers in the Home and encouraged them to keep up with the good works because their efforts will never go unrewarded. 

Mr. Asirifi Tenkorang was thankful to The Church of Pentecost, especially the Achawso District, for the kind gesture. He assured that the items would serve the intended purpose.

He then appealed to all and sundry to extend support to the Home.

Deaconess Mercy Agyenim Boateng (District Women’s Leader) was part of the delegation that visited the Home. 

Report by Dennis Owusu & Emmanuel Nana Nsiah

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Your Background Cannot Define Your Future – Apostle Agyen Brefo Tells Christians

The Aflao Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Michael Agyen Brefo, has encouraged Christians who are struggling in life to remain steadfast in the Lord no matter the situation they find themselves in. 

According to the Area Head, the workings of God might seem invisible but in the fullest of time, His works and goodwill toward His people shall be revealed. 

Apostle Agyen Brefo said this recently during the Area Women’s Ministry Joint Service held at Shekinah Temple, Aflao as part of the Area’s 40 Days Rehoboth Fasting and Prayer programme. Also in attendance were the Area Head’s wife, Mrs Ophelia Brefo, and some District Ministers and their wives. 

Speaking to the topic, “From slavery to palace,” with scripture reference from Esther 2:4-9,Apostle Brefoindicated that God’s providential care comes at the right time and in His own way. He added that even though God’s name was never mentioned in the Book of Esther, God still worked behind the scenes and revealed His glory.

He stated that Esther, whose Hebrew name was Hadassah, was a slave girl whose parents had died and was in the care of her uncle, Mordecai. Even though her name was changed to Esther (in Chaldean), God still changed her destiny and fulfilled His purposes in her life, saying, “As an orphan, slave and alien, she was limited by name, background, economic situation and class, but she became the queen of Persia because of God’s favour.”

He added: “Our struggles and our past don’t determine our future. What determines our future are the promises of God and His word.

 “No amount of limitation can stop the deposit of God in you; it doesn’t matter the names and perceptions of people concerning your life. Once you determine in your mind that your past or background is not a prophecy to your future but is in the hand of God, you shall surely succeed.” 

Referencing Psalm 84:11-12 and Ephesians 3:20, he added that God can do exceedingly and abundantly above all that believers can think of.

To him, the most important thing Christians should do is to yearn for favour from above.  Unfortunately, he said, many Christians belittle God by doubting His capabilities.

“Our God is a game-changer and a life-transforming God. He is able to do for His people things their eyes have not seen or heard with their ears or things that have not come into their minds (1 Corinthians 2:9-10),” he said.

He added: “The more a Christian prays, the more he gets closer to his destiny.”

Apostle Michael Agyen Brefo prayed that God who is the lifter of the head of the downcast will surprise His people by lifting them to higher grounds.

The atmosphere at the service was euphoric due to the presence of the Holy Spirit and His workings among His people during the word ministration and prayer. Participants were visibly touched by the power of God.

Report by Pastor Francis Lamptey, Aflao Area Reporter.

The Church of Pentecost Donates To Kaneshie Polyclinic

The Church of Pentecost Donates To Kaneshie Polyclinic

The Women’s Ministry and the Virtuous Ladies wing of Kaneshie Estate Assembly in the North Kaneshie District of The Church of Pentecost on Saturday, December 3, 2022, donated some items to the Gynaecology department of the Kaneshie Polyclinic in the Okaikoi South Constituency.

The items donated include toiletries, a brand-new refrigerator, bedsheets, trash bins, disinfectants, locally-made soaps, napkins and tissues. 

The church delegation that made the presentation was led by the District Minister, Pastor David Oppong, his wife, Cecilia and the Women’s Ministry Leader, Deaconess Diana Bekoe.

Prior to the donation, the Church also undertook an extensive clean-up exercise in the health facility. They also prayed for the patients and staff of the hospital.

The donation and clean-up exercise form part of the effort to give back to society and “share the love of Christ” to all.

In a related development, the group undertook a street evangelism exercise within the Kaneshie township close to the church premises.


Virtuous Ladies Organise Food Bazaar

Virtuous Ladies Organise Food Bazaar

Virtuous Ladies of the New Tafo Area of The Church of Pentecost have organised a food bazaar as part of the activities to invigorate the ministry and to sharpen the cooking skills of the members.

The event, which took place on Sunday, November 27, 2022, at the M. K. Yeboah Memorial Temple, Krofrom, was a showcase of locally prepared dishes such as “Akankyeɛ,” “Kɔkɔɔtɔ,” “Aprapransa,” among others.

Speaking at the event, the wife of the Area Head, Mrs. Victoria Tetteh Doku, who was the guest of honour, admonished the virtuous ladies to portray good manners to define their relationship with Christ for others to see them as genuine Christians.

According to her, the attitude of a Christian is an instrument of evangelism. She, therefore, urged the participants to sidestep discourteous behaviours and uphold the virtues of kindness, purity, humility and other noble and impressive lifestyles as contained in Philippians 4:8 to glorify God.

On her part, Mrs. Mary Arthur (Wife of the Resident Minister, PIWC-New Tafo) educated the ladies on their personal hygiene, stressing on menstruation. She sensitised that poor menstrual hygiene can pose serious health risks like reproductive and urinary tract infections, which can result in infertility and birth complications. She, thus, encouraged them to practice good hygiene and adopt a good eating habit to stay safe.

Varieties of the local foods displayed by the various districts were inspected by Mrs. Victoria Tetteh Doku, with assistance from the Area Women’s Ministry Executive Committee Members and Virtuous Ladies Coordinators.

Present at the event were the spouses of the Area pastorate.

Report by Dennis Owusu & Emmanuel Nana Nsiah

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PIWC-Sakumono Women’s Ministry Visits School For The Deaf

The Women’s Ministry of the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC) Sakumono, has embarked on a Chaplaincy/Evangelism outreach to the Tetteh Ocloo State School for the Deaf, located at Adjei Kojo, near Ashaiman in the Greater Accra Region.

The visit, which took place on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, was part of the aggressive evangelism embarked on by the church in November.

The Resident Minister for PIWC-Sakumono, Pastor Solomon Kwasi Kyei, who accompanied the women encouraged the students not to look at their limitations in life but to serve the Lord in any capacity they can.

He read from 1 Samuel 7:9 and urged the students to know that the Lord is with them in every endeavour of their lives and that the Lord will cut off all those who are against them and make their names great.

On her part, the District Women’s Ministry Leader for PIWC-Sakumono, Deaconess Isabella Gyau Orhin, admonished the students to see the God Almighty as their helper.

“Everybody needs a helper: Parents help children and older siblings also assist younger ones,” she said, adding, “Our greatest helper is God, he loves us and wants to help us from our sins.”

Deaconess Orhin read from Isaiah 54:10, Psalm 3:3, and Hebrews 13:6, among other scriptures, and encouraged the students not to be afraid but to hold on and rely on God who is their refuge and strength and ever-present help in times of trouble.

According to the headmaster of the school, Mr Isaac Arthur, the school has been in existence since 1965. It was previously located in Osu and since 2000, it moved to its current location, Adjei Kojo, he said.

Mr Arthur indicated that the founder of the school, Dr. Seth Lawrence Tetteh-Ocloo, was the first deaf African to graduate from the university and founded the Ghana National Association of the Deaf.

He thanked the leadership of the church for the kind gesture. He, however, asked for more visitation and support in terms of food items for the students.

The state school for the deaf is purely a government boarding school with about 330 students. Some of them have multiple disabilities aside from being deaf. In all, the school has about 41 teachers who teach from lower primary to junior high and vocational departments such as hairdressing, carpentry, Information Communication Technology, Kente weaving, and catering services, among others.

Report by Yaa Asantewaah Adu Boahene.

Takoradi Area Children’s Ministry Supports Ministers’ Wives

Takoradi Area Children’s Ministry Supports Ministers’ Wives

The Takoradi Area Children’s Ministry of The Church of Pentecost, led by the Area Leader, Pastor Charles Yaw Kodom, has donated half-pieces of clothes valued at GH₵ 26,040.00 to 214 ministers’ wives in eight internal mission areas of the church in Ghana.

The items were presented on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at the sidelines of the Heads’ Meetings at the Pentecost Convention Centre, Gomoa-Fetteh, near Kasoa.

According to Pastor Kodom, the kind gesture was part of the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Children’s Ministry, saying, “We want to touch the lives of ministers’ wives in the internal missions areas of the church with tokens of half pieces of clothes.”

The beneficiary areas were the Bolgatanga, Bawku, Walewale, Yendi, Tumu, Sawla, Kete-Krachie, and Nkwanta areas.

Pastor Charles Yaw Kodom disclosed that two more areas would later benefit from the support. These, he noted, are the Tamale and Wa Areas.

“We are extremely grateful to the Lord Almighty for his abundant grace in making this projection to be fulfilled,” he stated.

Receiving the items, the Children’s Ministry Director of The Church of Pentecost, Pastor Prof. William Otoo Ellis, expressed his sincere gratitude to the Takoradi Area Children’s Ministry Executive Committee and their members for such a thoughtful act of service to the beneficiaries.

Present were Prophet David Kankam Beditor (Patron, Children’s Ministry and Ashaiman Area Head) and Deaconess Philomina Mireku (Women’s Ministry Director).