Deacon Solomon Nimako Frempong and his wife, Beatrice, both members of the Sunyani Central District of The Church of Pentecost, have joyfully welcomed their first child, marking the end of eight years of childlessness.
The couple was joined by relatives and well-wishers at the F.D. Walker Memorial Temple for the naming and dedication of their new bundle of joy.
Married in 2015, Deacon and Mrs Frempong have faced a prolonged struggle with the issue of childbirth.
During an interview with PENTECOST NEWS, the couple revealed that they underwent various medical examinations, consulting gynaecologists and other specialists for seven years, but to no avail.
“We have immensely suffered during this period of childlessness, but our God is faithful!” exclaimed Deacon Solomon with joy.
He recounted instances where some parents denied him the simple pleasure of playing with their children, not even allowing him to hold their hands because of the couple’s barrenness.
Deacon Solomon described the societal pressure and stigmatisation as suicidal, emphasising the vital role their faith in God played in seeing them through their predicaments. He cited Isaiah 43:19 and Philippians as their source of inspiration.
Through the advice and counsel of Apostle Mark Obeng Andoh (Rtd), the then Sunyani Area Head, and the prayer support of members of the Sunyani Central District led by Pastor Dankyi Asante, they remained steadfast in the Lord, and are grateful that God has intervened and given them a baby boy, whom they have named Miracle Nyametease Nimako.
Preaching at the naming and dedication service, Pastor Stephen Dankyi Asante encouraged Christians not to give up.
According to him, God makes everything perfect in His own appointed time, emphasising the necessity of trusting God in all circumstances.
Report by Elder Collins Obeng Jnr. (Sunyani Central District).