Eastern Regional Ministers & Wives’ Conference Takes Off

This Ministers and Wives’ Conference of The Church of Pentecost took off as scheduled in the Eastern Region on Monday, January 25, at the Central Tabernacle, Koforidua. All nine Area Heads of the church in the region, together with the pastorate and their spouses, arrived at the event venue with ecstasy and a strong desire to seek the face of God.

In his opening address, the Chairman of the Eastern Regional Coordinating Committee (ERCC) of the church, Apostle Samuel Osei Asante, said the year 2020 would go down as one of the most challenging years in history. He noted the huge number of COVID-19 cases recorded globally so far and its devastating effects on the world economy, livelihoods, and church life. 

He said despite the negative impact of the pandemic, the church has experienced significant growth through the use of media and technology. “Thanks to the virus, the leadership of the church and membership have become more conversant with Social Media,” he explained.

According to him, the spate of the coronavirus led The Church of Pentecost to explore new ways of doing things. For instance, for the first time, The Church of Pentecost organised its first-ever online Council Meeting and adopted an electronic voting process.

He further noted that the impact of the pandemic also caused the church to organise the Heads’ Meeting virtually at the regional levels; and has now necessitated the organisation of the annual Ministers and Wives’ Conference at regional levels. 

Touching on the rationale behind the church’s theme for the year 2021, ”A Glorious Church Revived to Possess the Nations,” he noted that, after prayerful consideration, the leadership of the church decided to repeat the 2020 theme and has only introduced the word “Revived.” In view of this, the various aspects (topics) of the theme such as “That There May Be Glory In The Church,” “The Church Called To Holy Living,” and “The Power and Beauty of Christian Fellowship,” among others, would be treated again with the aim of sparking a revival in the church.

He reiterated the words of the Psalmist; “Will You not revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You?” (Psalm 85:6) and prayed that these words would ring deep in the hearts of ministers and their wives and cause a mighty revival in the church.

He also encouraged participants to take active part in the conference and avail themselves for the mighty move of the Lord amongst them, after which he officially the declared the event opened on behalf of the Chairman of the church, Apostle Eric Nyamekye.

After the presentation, Apostle Isaac Ekow Eshun of the Asamankese Area led the house through a Spirit-inspired session of fervent prayer during which the presence of God was mightily felt.

A deep hunger for a long-lasting revival was stirred up in the hearts of participants at the opening session – a clear indication of the strong wind of revival expected in the coming days.

Report by ERCC Media Team

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