The Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, today (Tuesday, November 10, 2020), hosted the winning team of the 2020 National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) in his office at the church’s Headquarters in Accra.
The winning team, Isaac Gyamfi and Benjamin Nketsia, both members of the Olebu and Korle Bu Districts of The Church of Pentecost, respectively, together with the indefatigable Daniel Kekeli Gakpetor, represented the Presbyterian Boys Senior High School (PRESEC) in this year’s NSMQ and emerged victorious after beating their counterparts from the Adisadel College (ADISCO) and Opoku Ware Senior High School (OWASS) to the ultimate prize of the competition.
The celebrated trio, who came in the company of Apostle Samuel Gakpetor (Anyaa-Ablekuma Area Head,), Pastor Stephen Ewusie-Ocran (Olebu District Minister) and Mrs Diana Gakpetor (mother of Daniel Gakpetor), were warmly received on arrival by the Chairman and the General Secretary, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, who is himself a past student of PRESEC.
Interacting with them, Apostle Eric Nyamekye said that, just like most people in the country, he followed the competition with keen interest through to the end.
According to the Chairman, the decision to invite them came about after he was informed by Apostle Samuel Gakpetor, that two of the three-member winning team were members of the Church. He said that the meeting is, thus, to congratulate them for the extraordinary feat and to applaud them for making their school, parents and the church proud.
The Chairman explained that it is God who grants individuals talents and abilities to enable them manage the earth and its resources. He, however, stressed that although abilities differ, human beings need each other to thrive. Hence, no ability should be seen as more important than the other because everyone depends on the other to survive.
“The doctor may be intelligent, but for him to sit comfortably to do his work, he will depend on the skills of the carpenter who is skilled in crafting furniture. In the same way, the carpenter also depends on the caterer to cook sumptuous meals for him to eat. This means that we all need each other,” he elaborated.
Reading from 1 Corinthians 4:7, Apostle Nyamekye urged the gentlemen to be humble and not allow the attention they have received, following their feat, get into their heads but to be motivated to work even harder to do more exploits. He advised them to be always mindful that it is the Lord who has granted them the intelligence with which they were able to emerge victorious.
The Chairman revealed that, in recognition of their outstanding performance, The Church of Pentecost is offering all three of them, a full-tuition scholarship to pursue higher learning at the Pentecost University.
Speaking to PENTECOST NEWS after the meeting, the gentlemen expressed their gratitude to the Chairman for the noble invitation. They were particularly grateful for the great advice they received from the Chairman and the generous educational scholarship offered them by the church.
Mrs Diana Gakpetor, who was visibly elated by the visit, commended the church for extending the invitation and scholarship to her son although he is not a member of the church.
After the interaction, the Chairman prayed for them and joined them in a group photograph session. They also received brief tour of the Pent TV studios located at the Headquarters premises.