The Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, has commended the staff of the General Headquarters of the church for their loyalty and cooperation.
Speaking at this year’s Head Office Staff Retirement and Awards ceremony held at the Sophia McKeown Temple at La, Accra on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, the Chairman said that despite the changes and the challenges that COVID-19 brought about in the operations of the church, some gains were made over the period. This, he attributed, to the grace of God and the hard work and cooperation of the staff.
“On behalf of Management, may I commend you all, our beloved staff for standing with us throughout these turbulent times, especially when we had to take very critical decisions to get the operations of the church on course.
“Your cooperation has helped us to sail the boat effectively despite the storms of COVID-19. It is our hope and prayer that we can continue to count on you in the years to come in steering the affairs of the church, as we seek together to build a glorious church to possess the nations for our Lord,” he stated.
Touching on Christmas and the prospects for the ensuing year, Apostle Nyamekye reminded all and sundry that Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Christ, the true wonderful story ever told, saying, “It all began on the day that God came in the flesh, the day the son of God was born by a virgin named Mary. The excitement and the wonder that gladded His conception, birth, and dedication is incomparable.
“May I humbly submit that Christmas is not really for individual families but the family of God; a people whom he has purchased by his blood; His household, the Church. It is therefore proper that brethren meet in this season if they can, to celebrate the birth of Christ together, sing and tell of His goodness in the assembly of the saints, and to proclaim Him to the world. In this vein, I admonish all of us to play active roles in the organization of this year’s Christmas convention in our respective districts.”
He added: “Brothers and sisters, as we enter the year 2021, may we not be apprehensive of what the new year has for us. We should not allow the setbacks in 2020 to weigh us down. Rather, let us take advantage of the lessons COVID-19 has taught us and use them as springboards into the future as we take stock of our lives.
“May we strive to correct the errors of the past and resolve to do things differently in the year ahead as we seek to build a glorious church revived to possess the nations. May we also seek to manage our lives and our finances well against the future. I trust our God will restore and compensate that which we might have lost in 2020.”