The Dabo District of The Church of Pentecost in Wa Area, on July 16, 2020, dedicated two new boreholes and three church buildings at various communities in the district.
The boreholes are situated at Dabo and Bultuo, while the church buildings are located at Gomali, Dabo (Central Assembly), and Olli.
The Dabo water facility was funded by the Pentecost University (PU) at the cost of GH¢11,000.00. It is the only mechanized borehole in the Dabo and Eggu Electoral Areas. The facility will serve the people of Kanguoli and the District Mission House.
The Bultuo borehole, on the other hand, was jointly funded by Elders Ike Ampofo & Twumasi Appiah, Deacons Edwin Peprah & Gideon Osei, Sisters Victoria Paitoo & Shulamite Boateng, Brother Theophilus Ashong and their families, (all of Maryland District Central Assembly of the church in the USA) at the cost of GH¢14,000.
The borehole is strategically sited close to the Bultuo community clinic to ease the burden of pregnant women and other patients who hitherto trekked long distances to fetch water. It will also benefit the entire community, where Deaconess Dora Baloripuo is the Presiding Leader of the Church.
The Gomali Assembly Urban Accelerated Church Building (UACB), which has two separate Children’s Auditoriums, was fully funded by the Headquarters of the Church with support from the Area at the cost of GH¢67,279.73.
Similarly, the Dabo Central assembly project was funded through the Church’s Community Based Church Building (CBCB) grant with support from the Area and Elder MacLord Nana Ansah and his team at the cost of GH¢57,000.00.
Again, the Olli Assembly church building was constructed at the cost of GH¢36,000.00. An amount of GH¢8,000.00 was received from the Church’s Missions Grant, while the remaining amount (GH¢28,000.00) was donated by the Church in Maryland District, USA, where Pastor Elvis Boateng is the District Minister.
The Wa Area Head, Apostle Daniel Nii Tetteh Tackie, who officiated the dedication services at the project sites, explained that the provision of the various projects is in line with the Church’s ‘Possessing the Nations’ agenda.
At Olli, Apostle Tackie preached the sermon titled, “Remember the Poor” with reference from Matthew 26:6-11. He stated that Jesus said the poor will always be in society, hence the need to remember and help them.
He noted that as the Church is doing its bid, there is the need for the government to also assist the community with the basic social amenities such as electricity, school and good roads. He also challenged individuals to help the poor and needy in society.
Speaking at the dedication service at Dabo Central assembly, the Area Head read from Exodus 8:17-23 and preached on the topic, “Goshen, the land of great favour.”
He said that Goshen was the community where the Israelites stayed while in Egypt. When the land of Egypt was plagued, God protected the Israelites from the afflictions. These plagues, he said, were meant to reveal God to the Egyptians. He, however, said that the Egyptians missed that opportunity because of their obstinate leader, Pharaoh.
He stated that the dedication of the Central assembly church building should stir up the members passion for evangelism to bring the unsaved to Christ. He concluded that just like Goshen, God will protect His people in times of difficulties.
He used the occasion to admonish the members to adhere to the COVID-19 safety protocols.
At Gomali, Apostle Tetteh Tackie revealed that a new wind of change is blowing across churches in Northern Ghana. He was happy that indigenes were doing well by assisting the churches.
He cited Elder Stephen Ormuoh, a member of the Church, who donated a power generator to the Bulenga District in Wa Area, and an amount of GH¢ 2,500.00 to support a church project. He also acknowledged Jacob Banaawini of Bulenga District who has been prompt in supporting the Church in various ways.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Wa West, Hon. Edward Sabo Laabiir, donated nose masks and hand sanitizers to Dabo District of the Church. Joining the chiefs of the beneficiary communities in expressing their appreciation to God and the Church for embarking on the projects in the district, the DCE, described the interventions as timely.
Some community leaders who spoke at the programme recommended that the people join The Church of Pentecost.
Pastor Chris Kwasi Badu Ameyaw, the District Minister of Dabo, expressed his profound gratitude to the leadership of the Church and the donors for the gesture.
Report by Pastor Gordon Ansah & Lydia Fordjour.