The Anyaa-Ablekuma Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle William Ohemeng-Kwakye, has dedicated a dual manse that will house the Olebu and Amamorley District ministers and their families.
The one-storey building project commenced on December 15, 2015, after the sod-cutting was performed by the then pioneer Area Head, Apostle A. E. K. Ekuban (now retired).
Until May 2023, the ground floor of the structure was partially completed and was occupied by the Olebu District Minister. However, after approval was given for the creation of the Amamorley Estate District during the General Council meeting in May this year, there was a need for a Mission House to be secured for the new District. Consequently, the Area leadership took prompt action to complete the top floor of the building as well.
During the dedication service, the Area Head briefly exhorted congregants on the topic: “Building the Church by Supporting the Needs of Ministers.”
Reading from 2 Kings 4:18-17 and Luke 8:1-3, Apostle William Ohemeng-Kwakye revealed the indispensability of church leaders in expanding the Kingdom of God.
He said the leaders are gifts to the church and they are responsible for the growth of the church; hence, the need to support these leaders who take charge of our souls.
Highlighting the needs of ministers, he mentioned the spiritual needs of the minister and requested Christians never to relent in praying for ministers of the gospel.
Apostle Ohemeng-Kwakye added that ministers have psychological needs, and they need to be encouraged. Above all, the minister, as a human, has physical or material needs as well.
Concluding the message, he encouraged Christians not to give in to the proliferation of false teachings and diabolic incitement of the pew against the pulpit, which has become seemingly normalcy in this corrupt generation.
Apostle Ohemeng-Kwakye said the compassionate spirit of the Shunammite woman led her to give freely to support the man of God.
According to him, the woman recognised that Elisha was a holy man of God and, thus, demonstrated hospitality as admonished in the Bible (Hebrews 13:2).
The edifice, constructed at a total cost of GHȼ1,179,162.37, was largely funded by the Church’s Headquarters and the Area, with some support from the various districts in the area and some benevolent individuals.
The congregants, out of abundant joy, sang praises to the Lord for the significant milestone chalked.
The Amamorley Estate District Minister, Pastor Jacob Asare, and the Olebu District minister, Pastor Kennedy Yeboah, and their spouses were very thankful to God and the church for the support to complete the project.
In attendance to grace the service were Apostles D. K Noble-Atsu (Rtd.), A. E. K. Ekuban and wife (Rtd.), Pastor Emmanuel Gyan Mantey (Rtd.), the pastors and wives in Anyaa-Ablekuma Area, the Chief of Olebu, Nii Adotey Amartey Fio I, and his elders, as well as officers, and members of the Church.
In all, a total of 463 persons graced the occasion.
Report by Anyaa-Ablekuma Area Media Team