Her Excellency, Marie-Jeane Wayikani Ukurango, Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to Ghana, today, paid a courtesy call on the Chairman of The Church of Pentecost (CoP), Apostle Eric Nyamekye, in his office at the church’s General Headquarters in Accra, Ghana.
Speaking through an interpreter, Madam Ukurango, who is a Deaconess of the Church, said the visit was to formally introduce herself to her ‘fathers’ (the leadership of the Church) and to see the Headquarters from where the Church operates in over 100 nations globally.
She commended the Church for the tremendous role it is playing in the national development of DRC. She spoke highly of the National Head of CoP-DRC, Apostle Semenya Dogbe, under whose tenure, CoP-DRC is chalking many successes such as breaking new grounds in war zones and winning more souls for Christ.
She also noted that through the grace of God and the instrumentality of the National Head, the church building project is progressing steadily. She, therefore, took the opportunity to invite Apostle Eric Nyamekye to the dedication ceremony of the building after its completion.
Commenting on the bilateral relations between Ghana and the DRC, the Ambassador said that both countries have always shared deep ties and must continue to work together for the prosperity of both nations and the continent.
The Chairman, on his part, expressed his delight at the visit. He was particularly impressed by Deaconess Ukurango’s unyielding commitment to the things of God and The Church of Pentecost despite her busy schedules as a diplomat.
He was also happy to hear about the growth of the Church in DRC and said that The Church of Pentecost, through its Missions Office, would continue to support the advancement of the Kingdom work in the Central African country.
“We are also aware of the [political unrest and tensions] in the country and will continue to intercede for the country in prayer,” he added.
Apostle Nyamekye also commended the Congolese Ambassador for upholding Kingdom values and principles in her political life and called on other members of the Church in the political space to strive to do the same.
He wished her well in her endeavours as an envoy in Ghana and revealed that plans are on course to establish a formidable French church for francophone nationals like her residing in the country.
Apostle Nyamekye also assured her that the leadership of the Church would reciprocate her gesture and also pay a visit to her office to pray with her.
The General Secretary, Apostle ANY Kumi-Larbi, who was among the church delegation to receive the Ambassador, thanked her for the august visit and the glowing testimony given about the Church and the National Head in the DRC.
The Chairman also introduced the new International Missions Director of the Church, Apostle Emmanuel Agyemang Bekoe, to the Ambassador, after which a prayer was said for her.
Her Excellency Marie-Jeane Wayikani Ukurango was accompanied on the visit by Elder Jonas Kabore of PIWC-French.