Couple Singlehandedly Constructs 300-Seater Church Auditorium For Tampoi Assembly

Members of the Tampoi Assembly in the Tabieri District of The Church of Pentecost, could not hide their joy as they witnessed the dedication of their newly-constructed 300-seater church auditorium on Sunday, October 2, 2022.

The church auditorium with an attached Children’s Ministry auditorium was single-handedly financed by Mr. Nathaniel and Mrs. Miriam Acquah Dotse, both members of The Church of Pentecost in the United States of America, at the total cost of GH₵ 413, 263.00.

The couple also donated 300 plastic chairs, a swivel office chair, a set of drums, a keyboard (piano), 11 ceiling fans, a glass pulpit, and three tambourines.

The church building was dedicated by Apostle Emmanuel Agyei Kwafo (Home and Urban Missions Coordinator) on behalf of the Northern Regional Coordinating Council Chairman and Tamale Area Head, Apostle Sylvester Arhin. 

Apostle Agyei Kwafo was ably supported by the Sawla Area Head, Pastor David Amankwaa, and the entire Sawla Area pastorate.

Delivering the sermon on the topic: “The Ark of Covenant, the reason for the building of the Temple” at the event, Pastor Amankwaa, with scriptural reference from 1 Chronicles 22:14-19, indicated that the Ark, which contained the two stone tablets with the Ten Commandments written on them, the manna in a golden box and Moses’ rod that budded, represented the presence of God among the Israelites.

“This ark of Covenant which represents Jesus Christ, now lives in every Christian,” he said.

He further explained that Christians are containers and carriers of the presence of God, hence, the need to transform every sphere of their society with the values and principles of the Kingdom of God.

The Sawla Area Head, therefore, urged Church leaders and members to intentionally maintain the presence of God in the Church through prayer, the unadulterated word of God, aggressive evangelism, and physical maintenance of the church building.

Dedicating the edifice, Apostle Agyei Kwafo, thanked God for the grace given to the couple and thanked them for yielding to the voice of God to put up the magnificent church building. He also urged the Church leaders and members to take proper care and maintain the church building.

Reading a brief history of the Tampoi Assembly, the Tabieri District Minister, Overseer Daniel Sewornu, noted that the Assembly began in 1998 under the leadership of Pastor Opoku, the then Tuna District Minister. 

According to Overseer Sewornu, the Assembly’s attempts to put up a church building has always been foiled by natural occurrences (windstorm), including the most recent one, which completely destroyed a church building constructed through the Community Based Church Building (CBCB) initiative of the Church’s Headquarters in 2015. Consequently, the Assembly has been worshipping under a shed until this year when Mr. and Mrs. Dotse agreed to put up a church building for the Church.

The Tabieri District Minister also acknowledged the instrumental role played by Elder Daniel Aikins, and Pastor Philip Tamakloe of the Kpeve District who informed the couple about the plight of the Tampoi Assembly.

Present at the dedication service were the representatives of Mr. and Mrs. Dotse: Elder W.O. Daniel Aikins (the Project Coordinator) and Mr. Elijah Bright Oppong (a family member). 

Others were ministers’ wives in the Sawla Area, officers and members of the Tabieri District. Members of the Tampoi Assembly also came in their numbers to celebrate the goodness of the Lord.

Report by Sawla Area Media Team

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