Elder Godfred Kwame Asamoah Agyemang and his wife, Deaconess Louisa, of the Sunyani Central District of The Church of Pentecost, have joyfully welcomed quadruplets after patiently waiting and relying on God for the fruit of the womb for 24 years.
God graciously gave them three girls and a boy, namely Godfred Asamoah Agyemang Jnr (Adom), Ann Anima Asamoah Agyemang (Akyede), Maria Oduro Asamoah Agyemang (Ayeyi) and Louisa Pokuaa Asamoah Agyemang (Nhyira).
The naming and dedication ceremony for the quadruplets, which took place on Sunday, December 17, 2024, was officiated by Apostle James Gabriel Quardson (Sunyani Area Head), Apostle Robert Andoh (Essam Debiso Area Head), Apostle James Nana Ofori (Rtd), Pastor Stephen Dankyi Asante (Sunyani Central District Minister), and other ministers in Sunyani Area.
Other dignitaries who graced the service were Odeneho Akosua Frema Dwabeng Ababio II (Queen of Domaa Ahenkro Traditional Area), Chiefs and other Queens in Sunyani and Domaa Ahenkro and Heads of Security Agencies.
Elder Agyemang and his wife, Deaconess Louisa, got married on March 14, 1999, in Sunyani. Pastor Frederick Kweku Andoh, the then Sunyani District Minister, now Apostle and Area Head for Assin Fosu, officiated their wedding.
The couple, in an interview with Pentecost News, revealed they went through several miscarriages and sought medical attention and advice from gynaecologists and other specialists for 23 years but to no avail.
“We have faced numerous challenges, especially being a presiding elder who officiates naming service in the absence of my district pastor. Our situation sometimes discouraged and restrained my wife from attending church activities.
“We have suffered during this period of childlessness, but we never denied our faith in God,” Elder Agyemang said joyfully.
He, however, said they continued praying, believing God for a miracle, and his wife miraculously conceived in November 2022.
“Our story looks similar to that of Abraham and Sara when God promised him at age 75 to be the father of many nations—but had to wait for 25 years before Sara conceived Isaac, their beloved son,” he said.
Elder Godfred Agyemang, popularly known as ‘ELLENGOZ,’ meaning “Evidence of God’s Glory,” described the societal pressure and stigmatisation as suicidal, emphasising the vital role their faith in God played in seeing them through their predicaments and cited Psalm 9:10, Romans 8:28 and Issaiah 1:21.
He encouraged couples not to be desperate for children during marriage but to understand that it is part of the benefit of marriage and always trust that God can do everything.
Elder and Deaconess Asamoah Agyemang expressed their profound gratitude to all ministers, officers, members and everyone who supported them in prayers.
Giving the sermon at the naming ceremony, Apostle James Gabriel Quardson encouraged couples to remain righteous before God and be patient to wait and desist from behaviours that will resist God’s glory upon their lives.
He further emphasised that God makes everything beautiful and perfect for those who wait on him faithfully.
Report by Collins Obeng K. Jnr, Sunyani.