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.


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 


Ho-Dome District Trains Women In Vocational Skills

The Ho-Dome District of The Church of Pentecost has organised a day’s vocational training and workshop for the women in the church.

The training programme, which took place on December 20, 2020, at Dome Central Assembly, saw many young women taking part in the exercise to enable them to provide for their families.

A total of 70 persons which included non-members of the church participated in the workshop. They acquired skills in interior and exterior decorations, in addition to learning how to cook healthy and tasty meals.

According to Mrs Judith Viku, wife of the Ho-Dome District Minister, the trainees were taken through the preparation of a variety of dishes with easy-to-find and low-cost ingredients such as yam and sweet potato to prepare chips, fruit juice, among others.

Mrs Viku entreated the ladies to continue to value the use of local fruits and vegetables in cooking for a healthy living.

The facilitator, Mrs Epiphaniel Tamakloe, encouraged the participants to take advantage of the job creation opportunities and skills they had acquired to generate income to complement their incomes.

According to her, vocational training which includes the development of technical capacity, entrepreneurship, and business skills is demand-oriented and builds specific skills tailored to prospective employers’ needs which plays a key role in helping girls get jobs.

Report by Solomon M. Ahiable, Ho.


Odorkor Area Women’s Ministry Constructs Bus Stop Shelter

The Odorkor Area Women’s Ministry of The Church of Pentecost has constructed a bus stop shelter at a total cost of GHS 22, 000.00 for the Weija community and its environs.

The facility, situated at the Weija junction, was handed over to the Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, by the Area Women’s Ministry, Deaconess Mrs. Martha Ankomah and other Ministry Executive Committee members at a brief ceremony.

The donation is in fulfilment of the church’s social responsibility to the community.

Present at the ceremony were the Area Head, Apostle Patrick Aseyoro, Apostle Dr. Christian Tsekpoe (Resident Minister, A-Lang Worship Centre), Pastor Abraham Addae Agyeman (Odorkor District Minister) and the Odorkor Area pastorate. Also present were representatives of the municipal assembly.


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Roman Ridge Women’s Ministry Donates To Borstal Institute

The Roman Ridge District Women’s Ministry in the La Area of The Church of Pentecost has donated items worth GH¢ 3,700.00 to the inmates of the Senior Correctional Centre (Borstal Institute) of the Ghana Prisons Service.

The District Minister, Pastor Clement Achim Gyimah, and his wife Beatrice, on Saturday, December 26, 2020, led a delegation made up of Elder Michael Opare Attuah (La Area Deacon), and the Roman Ridge District Women’s Leader, Deaconess Comfort Osei Agyen, and her team, to donate the items which included assorted food items, clothing, and toiletries to the centre, which is located within the district.

In a short address, Pastor Achim Gyimah said that the donation was part of the activities outlined for the 2020 Christmas Convention.

He noted that the exercise was to make people in their immediate surroundings feel the presence of the church during the Christmas celebrations.

DSP Leon T. E. Mills received the items on behalf of the facility. He thanked the church for remembering them in the festive season. He appealed to the church to continue with the kind gesture.  

Report by Gina Akua Padi.

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Women’s Director Visits Volta, Oti Regions

The Director of the Women’s Ministry of The Church of Pentecost, Deaconess Philomina Mireku, has paid a working visit to the Volta and Oti regions to interact with members of the ministry in the two regions.

Addressing members of the ministry at the PIWC-Mawuli Estate in Ho on November 20, 2020, on the theme: “Aligning Yourself to the Purpose of God to Become the Agent of Transformation,” based on Matthew 18:18-19, Dr. Gladys Quartey, National Executive Committee (NEC) member of the ministry, stated: “If we align ourselves with the will and purpose of God, we excel in whatever we do, but if we don’t we cannot transform the world. Therefore, if we want to be agents of transformation, then we need to obey and align ourselves to the purpose of God.”

She added that the ministry has a vision that is drawn from the overarching vision of the church, “so we plead with you to align with this vision and ran with it, and we believe that if we all align with this vision we will indeed become agents of transformation and possess the nations for Christ.”

The Women’s Ministry Director, Deaconess Philomena Mireku, expressed her profound gratitude to God for the opportunity to serve in the office of director. She remained thankful to her predecessors for the great feat achieved and made a passionate appeal to all and sundry to offer their unflinching support to the ministry to help it achieve greater heights. 

She shared with the stakeholders the drafted vision document and categorically highlighted the seven key priority areas that encapsulate the vision. The vision, she said, would be finalized into a working document and share with members of the ministry.

In an address, the Hohoe Area Head, Apostle Moses Kwame Ahiakor, said: “God speaks through diverse ways through diverse means to different generations at different times. We, therefore, have to be conscious of the word of God at every point in time, and align with it or with anyone who he sends to lead us.”

Report by Overseer Felix Brakatu.


Ho Area Women’s Ministry Holds Intercessory Prayers Ahead Of December 7 Elections

The Ho Area Women’s Ministry of The Church of Pentecost has held a day’s intercessory prayers for Ghana ahead of Monday’s general elections dubbed “A Glorious Woman to Stand in the Gap for the Nation” – Ezekiel 22:30.

Addressing the women, the Area Women’s Leader, Deaconess Fidelia Ametefui, said that election is not about war but an opportunity to exercise one’s right as democratic citizens of the country, hence it must not be taken as a do or die affair.

She explained that the prayer session was intended to call on God to support, guide, and help the nation through the elections. “If we all listen very well to things that are happening in the country, it doesn’t look like we have the peace that we were enjoying before this period. That is why we are calling on our God to intervene and calm all nerves and to make sure that the political players maintain and sustain the peace we have been enjoying all this while,” she added.

According to her, women and their children suffer most in every difficult situation be it violence or conflict.

“Because we don’t want to suffer any difficulty during this election should there be any war, we have decided to kneel before the Lord and pray for His intervention as women since we are His last born and always after His heart,” she said.

Deaconess Fidelia Ametefui, therefore, called on parents to advise their sons to avoid any acts of violence.

She also pleaded with politicians to put Ghana above the interest of their political parties and accept the outcome of the elections as the will of God.

The Guest Speaker, Mrs. Judith Viku (wife of Ho Dome District Minister), entreated all mothers to encourage their sons to avoid any form of engagement from politicians who may try to entice them to engage in violence.

“God is looking for a glorious woman who can keep her family safe during this period. Therefore, we must talk to our husbands and sons since they have the strength to fight.

“Don’t forget, when they cause the fight, they can escape leaving you and your children to suffer.

“This is the main reason why as a glorious woman, we stand in the gap for the nation and our families.

“If there is war, we won’t have the chance to worship God, do our businesses, or even go out. Let us be mindful of violence,” she concluded.

Mr. Oral Robert Amenyo, the Deputy Volta Regional Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), commended the leadership of the Women’s Ministry for the programme and encouraged other churches to emulate the efforts of the church.

He seized the opportunity to thank the entire leadership of The Church of Pentecost for their support to the Commission during the outbreak of the COVID-19.

He further called on all and sundry to make sure that all the COVID-19 protocols are adhered to during the elections.

Mr. Amenyo appealed to all eligible voters to go out and vote peacefully and return home to wait for the outcome.

“I want to plead with all leaders of the various political parties to ensure that there is peace before, during, and after the election,” he stated.

Report by Solomon Ahiable.

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New Tafo Area Honours Outgone Area Women’s Ministry Executives

The New Tafo Area of The Church of Pentecost has organised a farewell service in honour of the outgone Area Women’s Ministry leadership at the M. K. Yeboah Temple, Krofrom in Kumasi.

The event, which was chaired by the Area Head, Apostle Samuel Antwi, took place on October 20, 2020. It was attended by members of the ministry, family and friends of the reviewed leaders and the pastorate in the Area and their wives, among others.

The reviewed leaders served the ministry for six years. They are: Deaconess Deborah Ntim (Area Leader), Deaconess Esther Boakye Duah alias Mama Esther, a popular gospel artiste (Assistant Leader), Deaconess Rosemond Love Kusi (Secretary), Deaconess Patricia Frimpong (Treasurer), Deaconess Gloria Asiedu and Deaconess Comfort Osei (Members).

The new Area leaders are: Deaconess Mavis Addai (Area Leader), Deaconess Mercy Antwi Duah (Assistant), Deaconess Portia Oppong Ntiamoah (Secretary), Deaconess Esther Acheampong (Financial Secretary), Deaconess Doris Yeboah (Treasurer), Deaconess Theresa Osei (Member), and Mrs. Margaret Dwamenah Asante (Pastors Wives’ Representative).

The Area Head, Apostle Samuel Antwi, in a sermonette stated the need for believers to contend for the faith (Jude 3) regardless of their situations and ranks. He also stated the need for Christians to contend for the gospel and prayer.

In her testimony, the new Area Leader, Deaconess Mavis Addai, said the reviewed Area leaders achieved a lot of successes to advance the cause of the Women’s Ministry in the Area due to their affable and God-fearing attitude.

Joined by their husbands, Deaconess Deborah Ntim (the outgone Area leader), on behalf of her colleagues, appreciated the support of all, including the outgone National Women’s Ministry Executives led by Deaconess Mrs. Grace Lucy Yeboah-Asuama, the current and past Area Heads and their wives, pastors and their wives, District Women’s Ministry Executives, members of the ministry, family and all stakeholders of the ministry.

Mrs. Mary Antwi (wife of the Area Head), joined by Mrs. Elizabeth Asante (wife of the former Area Head), on behalf of the ministry, presented citations to the outgone Area leaders.

Report by Dennis Owusu.

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Ho Area Holds Virtuous Ladies Conference 2020

The Ho Area Virtuous Ladies wing of The Church of Pentecost has organised their maiden conference at the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC), Mawuli Estate in Ho.

The event, which took place on September 21, 2020, was on the theme: “The Role of Temperament In Relationship and Marriage.” It was attended by 470 participants. The purpose of the conference was to educate members of the group on the different types of temperaments or personality traits and how to manage them for an impactful relationship and marriage.

Speaking at the conference, the wife of the Area Head, Mrs. Elizabeth Esenam Ahiakor, touched on the four main types of temperaments and explicitly explained their characteristics, negative and positive impacts, and how to manage their strengths to outshine their weaknesses, saying,  “Knowing this would help us in choosing our suitors.”

To the married, she encouraged them to know and focus more on their spouses’ strengths and support them in bringing the positive sides of their temperament to bear, so as to enjoy their marriage.

Mrs. Elizabeith Ahiakor said that in as much as members of the Church intend to possess nations for Christ as agents of transformation, it is also expedient on their part to know these personality traits so that they can become all people to all men in order to win some for Christ.

Mrs. Deborah Guessou (wife of a Pastor) and Deaconess Fidelia Ametefe (the Area Women Ministry Leader) commended the leadership of the Virtuous Ladies wing of the ministry for organising the conference.

Report by Overseer Felix Brakatu, Ho.

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Adaklu Agblefe District Women’s Ministry Trains Women In Entrepreneurial Skills

The Adaklu Agblefe District Women’s Ministry of The Church of Pentecost has organised home skills and entrepreneurial training for women in the district.

The event which took place on August 20, 2020, was part of the activities marking the celebration of the just-ended Women’s Ministry National Week, which was held under the theme: “Woman! The Glorious Bride of Christ, to Possess the Nations.”

According to the wife of the District Minister, Mrs. Ruth Brakatu, the training was intended to help the women with business start-up ideas to complement the income of their husbands.

The training comprised of liquid soap and Shampoo, Hausa koose fried with egg, and locally made fan ice cream with several flavours.

The programme, which was held at the Kpetsu Zone of the district, did not only comprise of members of the Church but women within the community. It was replicated in the other zones within the district.

The participants expressed their profound gratitude to the Church for not keeping the skills training to themselves but involved the whole community. They were poised to make a business out of the training and skills acquired.

Report by Overseer Felix Brakatu.