The Ghana Flag Worship Centre in the Downtown-Ofaakor Area of The Church of Pentecost, organised a retirement service for 10 officers in the district.
The retirees—Elders Nicholas Kwesi Dusor, Theophilus Asamoah, Kweku Asare, Isaac Cobbina Akligbe, James Akowuah, Deacons Emmanuel Eshun Oppong, as well as Deaconesses Mary Ocran, Mary Antwi, Elizabeth Kyerewaa, and Joyce Asamoah—served God and The Church of Pentecost meritoriously for 16 to 40 years.
The colourful event, chaired by the Resident Minister, Pastor Prince Odoom, attracted both active and retired ministers, including Apostle Samuel Antwi (Rtd.), Pastor Andrews Owusu (Downtown District Minister and Area Secretary), Pastor Daniel Okyere (Missionary to Mali), Pastor Samuel Nsiah (Rtd.), and many others.
Speaking on the theme: “God Bless You” with scripture references from Numbers 8:6-19 and Numbers 6:22-27 at the event, Pastor Prince Odoom explained humanity’s need for God’s blessing, what elicits the divine blessing, and the components of God’s blessing.
He ended his message by pronouncing the blessings contained in Numbers 6:25-27 upon the retirees.
As part of the service, the retired officers were each presented with a Certificate of Service, a citation, and an undisclosed cash amount as a token of appreciation from the Church and individuals for their commendable service.
They were then prayed for by the officiating ministers. Elder Nicholas Akwesi Dusor, speaking on behalf of the retirees, thanked God and the entire Church for the honor bestowed upon them.
They also pledged to continue offering their support to the Church, especially by sharing their deep knowledge with the young officers to advance God’s Kingdom on earth.
Speaking to PENTECOST NEWS after the event, the Resident Minister, Pastor Prince Odoom, said the rationale for the retirement service was to appreciate the great contributions made by the gallant officers in the service of God and to officially relieve them from active service due to old age.
Report by Daniel Ampomah (Little Daniel)