The Foso English Assembly (FEA) of The Church of Pentecost in Assin Foso has dedicated its Children’s Block for the Children’s Ministry.
The dedication of the facility, which is the first of its kind in the Assin Foso Area, took place on September 20, 2020. It was officiated by the Area Head, Apostle Sylvester Arhin, assisted by the District Minister, Pastor Kwasi Bukari, and the Area Children’s Ministry Leader, Pastor Seth Sackey.
Apostle Arhin commended the District Minister, the District Presbytery, and the Local Presbytery for a yeoman’s job done. He further expressed the hope that similar projects will spring up in the other districts.
In a brief history about the project, the Presiding Elder for the assembly, Elder (Dr.) Augustine Nuertey, said that the vision of putting up the building was hatched in 2016 when it became paramount to find a befitting place of worship for the children in the church.
The project was completed at the total cost of about GH₵91,000.00. It received hugely financial support from the Assin Foso Area, the Foso Station District, and the members of the FEA. The one-storey auditorium is made up of four (4) washrooms, an office, a Mother Care, a storeroom, and a spacious auditorium fitted with modern teaching and learning materials.
Speaking on the theme, “Permit the Little Children” (Luke 18:15-17), Pastor Patrick Gyamfi Osei-Appiah of Mempeasem District said that just like the days of the early apostles of Christ, many adults today continue to be impediments on the way of children from accessing the Lord Jesus Christ.
He said that although children may be seen as ‘messy’ at times, they also have positive traits, which are worth emulating. “Their humility and trusting nature are worth emulating; that is why the scripture says unless we receive the Kingdom of God like little children we cannot enter into it,” he posited.
He emphasised the need to continually nurture children in the fear of the Lord and taking every opportunity to develop them in all facets of their lives – cognitive, social, emotional, and fine motor skills.
Concluding his message, he encouraged parents to dedicate their children to the Lord and make every effort to help them stay and grow in Him.
Also present at the service were Mrs. Regina Arhin (wife of the Area Head), Mrs. Magdalene Bukari (wife of the District Minister), Deaconess Rosemond Amoako (Assistant Area Children’s Leader), among many others.
Report by Pastor Samuel Avornyo, Area Reporter.