The General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, on Friday, November 6, 2020, dedicated the multi-purpose Children’s Auditorium of A-Lang Worship Centre to the glory of God.
Apostle Kumi-Larbi was assisted by the Odorkor Area Head, Apostle Patrick Aseyoro, the Resident Minister, Pastor Isaac Ayisi-Kumi and a cross-section of the area pastorate. Also, in attendance was the Kasoa Area Head, Apostle Ekow Badu Wood.
The magnificent edifice has separate classes for the various age groups in the ministry as well as an auditorium where the English Assembly can meet. It also has a conference room, offices for administrative work, a baptistery, Pastor’s waiting room, library, a spacious car park, and an additional waiting room where members can have their personal retreats and seek the face of the Lord.
Delivering a sermon on the topic, “My Church Shall Be Called a House of Prayer,” based on John 2:14, the Kasoa Area Head, Apostle Ekow Badu Wood explained that the temple of God is a place of credibility and trust, therefore, it should not be used as a place to exploit people.
“The Church is seen as a credible and trustworthy place; therefore, we should do well to maintain its credibility by eschewing all acts of dishonesty and exploitation,” he advised.
Drawing essential lessons from John 2:14, he explained that Jesus was angry not just because they were buying and selling in the temple, but also because they took advantage of the trust people had for the temple to exploit them and make a profit. He urged Christians to desist from such acts and keep the purity and credibility of the temple for the glory of God to continually dwell in the temple.
Apostle Badu Wood advised that “instead of using the temple of God as a place to exploit people, the temple should rather be a place of prayer, because where there is prayer, there is power, and where there is power, there is praise, and where there is prayer, power, and praise there has to be the preaching of the word of God, and the preaching of the word leads to purity.”
The A-Lang Worship Centre Children’s Auditorium project was initiated in 2016 by the then Resident Minister, Pastor Isaac Annor, to provide a suitable place of meeting for the Children’s Ministry. The then Odorkor Area Head, Apostle Johnson Agyemang-Baduh, thus, cut the sod for the commencement of the project on Sunday, 17th January 2016 and also laid the foundation stone for the project a year later.
Apostle Philip Osei Korsah (now Axim Area Head) and Pastor Francis Broni (now Adukrom District Minister), who subsequently took over as resident ministers, also supervised the project at various stages of construction until its successful completion under the current Resident Minister.
In a brief remark, the General Secretary lauded Pastor Isaac Ayisi-Kumi and the entire membership of the Worship Centre for a splendid performance in completing the project even these difficult times. He also called on all present to pursue peace before, during, and after the December general elections.
The project, which was constructed at a total cost of GH¢ 911,796.30, was funded with grants received from the church’s Headquarters and the Odorkor Area, with the members of the Worship Centre contributing 61.3% of the total cost of the project. Deaconess Joana Yeboah, was, however, singled out for special praise for contributing a whopping GH¢136,000.00 towards the successful completion of the project.
The colourful service was graced by Mrs Roberta Aseyoro (wife of the Odorkor Area Head), Mrs Joana Badu Wood (wife of the Kasoa Area Head), Pastor Isaac Annor (former Resident Minister of A-Lang Worship Centre) and some representatives from the Muslim community within the A-lang vicinity, among many other dignitaries.
Report by John Abban, A-Lang Worship Centre