As part of a weeklong convention, dubbed the “August Prayer Convention,” the Ekroful District in the Agona Swedru Area of The Church of Pentecost organised an entrepreneurship training and a health-screening exercise on Saturday, August 19, 2023, for members of the Church.
The training programme and health screening exercise, organised in partnership with the Big Dreams Training Center and the Bethel Health Centre, took place at the church premises.
Exhorting the gathering prior to the skills training program, Pastor Edward Asamoah Antwi, the Ekroful District Minister, read from Hosea 4:6 to emphasise the need to work hard to make ends meet.
He bemoaned the practice of some Christians spending time only in prayer and not making any effort to find work to meet their needs.
“There are many Christians who have only resorted to prayers and are not ready to work, trusting that praying alone could make them wealthy,” he said.
He, therefore, urged Christians to endeavour to gain employable skills to cater to their needs and those of their family.
The team from the Big Dreams Training Center trained the congregation in Beekeeping, Snail rearing, Fish farming, and Mushroom farming.
They also took participants through the production of Fresh Yoghurt, Fruit Ice Cream, Brown Sugar, Shoe Polish, Biodigester, Soap, Toiletries, Washing Powder, Organic DDT, Organic Fertilizer, and Organic Weedicide.
The health screening exercise was spearheaded by a team of health officers from the Bethel Health Centre.
The team evaluated participants for a range of health concerns, provided medical consultations, and distributed necessary medications, all at no cost.
The weeklong event was themed “Reposition Yourself for Extra Oil for Maximum Impact” (Matthew 25:1-13) and was held in morning and evening sessions.
The convention featured five speakers, namely Apostle Derek Kwaning Mireku (Area Head), Pastor Fred Tetteh (Aniahu District), Pastor Emmanuel Essandor (Kwanyako District), Pastor Francis Teye Kanor (Chapel Square District), Pastor Bright Frimpong (PIWC-Swedru), Pastor Isaac Owusu Gyebi (Otsenkorang District), and Pastor James Rockson Forson (Rtd.).
Report by Ekroful District Media Team