The Church of Pentecost Health Professionals Network (COPHNet), a group of all health workers in the Church, has held its maiden conference at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa Fetteh on Friday, June 7, 2019.
The event, which was held ahead of the inaugural ceremony of the Pentecost Professionals Network on Saturday, June 8, at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa Fetteh. was graced by the General Secretary, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, who deputized for the Chairman, Apostle Eric Nyamekye and Apostle Martin Seth Appiah (Obuasi Area Head).
Also in attendance were the National Executive Members of the COPHNet and other health professionals in The Church of Pentecost.
In a speech read on his behalf, the Chairman, Apostle Eric Nyamekye underlined the need to group professionals in the Church into groups as a contributing pact for the “possessing the nations” agenda.
He noted that these professional groups shall serve as platforms where members of the Church will be guided by a common interest and equipped to consciously possess their spheres of influence for Christ.
He, however, stressed that these professional groups would not be welfare groupings but a movement to possess the nation for Christ.
The Chairman, therefore, commended COPHNet for being the first professional body to initiate the professional network in line with Vision 2023.
“The Network is also commended for showing so much readiness to possess their sphere of influence by organizing a conference ahead of the official inaugural ceremony of the PPN. It is my prayer that this conference will be a beginning of a great move to bring the needed transformation in the nation’s health sector,” he said.
Apostle Eric Nyamekye, therefore, charged the health workers to exhibit Christian virtues at the workplace so that in so doing, many others would be drawn to Christ.
“Remember that the church has a dual purpose – we have been called to first belong to God and sent back into the world to serve His purpose. This is to say that your chosen vocation should become your setting for ministry, where you will seek to project Christ. We, therefore expect that you live and work professionally as Christians,” he said.
In his address, the President of COPHNet and Chairman of Ghana Health Service Council, Elder Dr. Yao Yeboah, advised the participants to look beyond the benefits that come with their professional work and rather focus on making a lasting impact in the lives of others.
“The biggest reward you will ever get as a health professional is not a fat salary or allowance, but to have a patient say in his or her heart that ‘God bless you’ just because of the quality healthcare you offered to him or her,” he said.
The maiden conference of The Church of Pentecost Health Professionals Network (COPHNet) is under the theme: Equipping To Transform The Health Sector For Christ”. (COPHNet) is one of the many professional groups formed as part of the Pentecost Professional Network (PPN), which is scheduled to be inaugurated on Saturday, June 8. 2019 at the Pentecost Convention Centre, Gomoa Fetteh.