A total of 125 persons surrendered their lives to Christ following a series of evangelistic activities undertaken by the Haatso Area Home and Urban Missions (HUM) of The Church of Pentecost at some slums and unreached parts of the capital city, Accra.
The event, which took place from Monday, September 14 to Sunday, September 20, 2020, was organised in collaboration with the Southern Sector HUM Coordinator, Pastor Joseph Taah Appiah and his team.
Among other things, the event was aimed at evangelising to unreached target/people groups, establishing mono-ethnic assemblies, and training HUM stakeholders in the area.
On the first day, the team visited the Dome Train Station area – a converging point for drug peddlers, addicts, prostitutes, the neglected poor and other vulnerable people, where they shared the gospel of Christ with them. The exercise recorded a total of 27 souls made up of 25 drug addicts and sex workers (both male and female) as well as 2 women of the Kassena ethnic group. A similar exercise at the same location in April, yielded 17 souls, thus totalling 44.
The team visited the Kwabenya Abuom Junction area and the Dome Market on day 2 of the exercise. There, a total of 52 washing bay attendants, drug addicts (at a popular place in the Dome Market area called “Afghanistan”) and porters/truck/wheelbarrow pushers were evangelised to and led to Christ.
On the third day, the team partnered with the Macedonia Assembly HUM to evangelise at slums and “ghettos” in the Atomic area. To the glory of God 34 souls were won comprising 12 children and 22 adults, with some of being drug addicts. They have since joined the Macedonia Assembly.
The Team met with Pastor Alex Kyere of Dome New Town District on Day 4 to discuss the possibility of reactivating the Kassena mono-ethnic church at the Ebenezer Assembly that had been merged with the Akan Assembly. Following fruitful deliberations, the District Pastor has decided to resume services for the sizeable Kassena population in the Pillar 2 community. Another outreach undertaken in the urban slum close to the Agbogba Central Assembly/Police Station in the late afternoon yielded 19 souls.
The final outreach which was carried out at the Adenta-WASS slum area on Day 5 of the exercise recorded 33 souls (both adults and children). The converts have since joined the Adenta-WASS HUM Assembly. In all, the total number of persons led to Christ during the weeklong exercise was 165.
On Day 6, however, a day’s workshop was held at the Haatso Central Assembly church auditorium for HUM volunteers, presiding elders, as well as local, district and area HUM coordinating teams.
The event was opened by the Haatso Area Head, Apostle Emmanuel Agyemang-Bekoe, with Pastor Joseph Taah Appiah as the main facilitator. The weeklong activities were climaxed with the inauguration of the WASS HUM Assembly at Adenta. The Adenta District Minister, Pastor Emmanuel Oppong Donkor has demonstrated great commitment towards the HUM concept by leading a group of persons to raise an amount of GHS 1,000.00 to support members of the new HUM assembly.
Aside from appointing a presbytery to manage the assembly, Pastor Oppong Donkor has also put the new converts up for “adoption and rehabilitation” by members of the Adenta Central Assembly and has promised them a set of instruments and sporting kits (football and jersey) for the youth members of the assembly.
The Haatso Area HUM looks to undertake a similar exercise to consolidate gains made so far and also break fallow grounds across the Haatso Area–especially in the Pantang, Haatso and DNT Districts before the end of the year 2020. Efforts are also being made to retain as many souls won during the weeklong exercise as possible in the church.
The Haatso Area Head is commended for his continuous support to the Area HUM, particularly for releasing an amount of GHS 2,650.00 to support their activities. From this amount, the leadership of the Haatso Area HUM has procured 2 rechargeable /mobile public address (PA) systems and other personal protective equipment (PPE) for onward distribution to the Adenta and Redco HUM mobile assemblies.
Report by Haatso Area HUM