Apostle Eric Nyamekye, Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, has begun five-day working visit to the Afram Plains Area of the church, from Wednesday, March 9, 2022, to Sunday, March 13, 2022.
The Chairman would be meeting ministers and their wives, officers and members in the three zonal centres of the area in Donkorkrom, Tease, and Maame Krobo.
Earlier yesterday, March 9, 2022, Apostle Victor Asamoah, Afram Plains Area Head, led the Chairman and his wife, Mrs. Mary Nyamekye, and a delegation of the clergy to pay a courtesy call on Nana Akuamoah Boateng Tano II, Atakora Chief, in his palace at Atakora, near Donkorkrom, Afram Plains in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
The Chairman spoke about the humanitarian efforts and activities of the church in the area, and the future plans put in place to strengthen the church-palace bond through the Chieftaincy Ministry of the church.
He appraised the Afram Plains Area Head of the church for the harmonious relationship he has built; prayed for a long-lasting union between both institutions in the area for church and community growth.
Apostle Nyamekye then pledged a support of 200 bags of cement (an amount of GH₵10,000) to the chief, to help the community complete their community palace structure.
He later met all ministers and their wives in the area at the Donkorkrom English Assembly Auditorium, in Donkorkrom.
Highlighting on the Vision 2023 document of the church, Apostle Eric Nyamekye spoke on the subject, “The Family As the Base of transformation in Our Homes”.
He said that marriage is not an idea or product from the society, rather it is God’s own idea given to men.
He further said that God will always give us someone who is opposite of the individual to build tolerance and patience.
“Accept your spouse no matter the temperamental change, especially with their strengths and weakness,” he stated.
The Chairman defined marriage as “a creation ordinance to mankind instituted in the Garden of Eden,” and said that it can not be compared to singleness.
He added: “You marry to help your spouse’s salvation. If your philosophy for marriage is not found in the scriptures, then it is not from God; it is just man’s ideas”.
Quoting from Luke 1:5, he stated that though Zechariah was the only named priest, his wife Elizabeth, a descendant of Aaron, was equally a priest, however, dominance was more on Zechariah. He, therefore, admonished ministers’ wives to avoid uttering words and demonstrating attitudes contrary to the ministry.
“The ministry of The Church of Pentecost has to do with the man and his wife. Don’t say I married a pastor, thereby, leaving the work on your husband. Both the minister and his wife must live righteously; not separate from the priest,” he explained.
He further implored ministers’ wives to concentrate more on the ministry even if they are working in other acceptable fields.
He urged them to draw near to their husbands after church services, support and together engage members, rather than demonstrating jealousy towards them.
“For us marriage should be strategic. We have to be at an advantage because our marriages should speak. Take Christianity into your homes,” he urged and advised that they work on love effortlessly.
He pointed out that the union between the husband and the wife is a three-minded affair (man, woman and God). He then asked Christians to involve their children which guarantees a generational blessing in the family.
“It is a godly marriage that will bring godly offspring in the society,” he said.
He reiterated that if Christians want to transform the society, their homes should be the platform, therefore, they must create a culture of devotion in the home.
He outlined that to do this a convenient time should be scheduled for all members of the family, include music and testimonies, teach without preaching, talk to God regarding issues (Intercession), give roles to each member to perform, keep worship time brief but not rushing, and discuss important family issues.
The Chairman is expected to join members in Dwarf Island and Maame Krobo today, and Ekye Amanfrom, Tease, Agordeke, Ntonaboma, Donkorkrom, subsequently on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively to end the tour.
The Afram Plains Area of the church with its area seat at Donkorkrom, constitutes 21 districts namely, Forifori, Donkorkrom, Ekye Amanfrom, Atakora, Amankwakrom, Maame Krobo, Ntonaboma, Adeemmra, Abotanso, Dwarf Island, Dome, Maame Krobo New Town, Kwasi Fante, Kwahu Tease, Tease Newtown, Mem-Chemfre, Agyata, Foso, Samanhyia, Mmradan, and Asanyansu.