Ten years after tying the knot, Mr. Mark Arthur, and his wife, Deaconess Georgina Arthur of the Assakae District of The Church of Pentecost, became first-time parents on October 12, 2021 when they were blessed with a bouncing baby girl.
Despite the assistance of medical experts, the couple had been struggling with childbirth since they were joined together in holy matrimony in March 2011.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur, in an interview with PENTECOST NEWS, revealed that the unflinching prayer support of the Assakae District Minister, Pastor Ernest Perbi-Asare, his wife, Sarah, the officers in the district and the entire district membership is what helped them through the difficult period.
“It was when the Church came together to continuously pray about our situation during our Tuesday dawn prayers, dubbed ‘Redemption Hour’ and Friday morning prayers, dubbed ‘Kosuma,’ that the Lord opened the heavens to us,” they affirmed.
The couple also thanked the Anyaa-Ablekuma Area Head, Apostle William Ohemeng Kwakye, for his prayers and constant encouragement throughout their ordeal.
Speaking at the christening service for the newborn child at the Emmanuel Assembly on Saturday February 5, 2022, Pastor Ernest Perbi-Asare admonished Christian parents to endeavour to meet the holistic needs of their children.
Reading from Mark 10:13-16, he explained that children have spiritual, physical, emotional and social needs that ought to be met to aid their growth and development.
Pastor Perbi-Asare urged parents to make conscious efforts to take good care of the children entrusted to them by God and train them in the way of the Lord.
He also advised them to trust the Lord in every situation they find themselves in and trust that, in the appointed time, He will answer their prayers.
Present at the christening service were officers, members and family members of the couple.