The Pentecost Men’s Ministry (PEMEM) in the Ho Area of The Church of Pentecost commemorated this year’s Father’s Day celebration in honour of the men and fatherly figures in the Area.
The well-patronised event was held at the PIWC-Ho church auditorium on Sunday, June 20, 2021. Members of the Women’s Ministry was present to celebrate the fathers with their gifts.
Also in attendance were the Ho Area Head and Executive Council member, Apostle Dr. Dela Quampah, and Pastor Philip Kwashie Ackumey, a National Executive Committee member of PEMEM, who was the guest speaker for the occasion.
Speaking at the event, Pastor Philip Ackumey said Fathers’ Day is observed all over the world to honour fathers and as such the church’s involvement in venerating the day further affirms that fatherhood is indeed worth celebrating. He took the opportunity to encourage fathers who may have neglected their responsibilities to assume their roles.
A panel discussion, moderated by Elder Daniel Anyormi, was set up to discuss the topic “The Father’s Legacy” as part of the event. The three-member panel comprised of Apostle Dr. Quampah, Pastor Philip Ackumey and Elder Seth Yaw Peasah of El Bethel Assembly.
From the discussions, it was explained that a legacy is any tangible and intangible asset that one could leave behind for their children. In other words, it is a preserved heritage reserved through a family line.
They also explained that a responsible father is the one who stands on the ground in all situations and lives an exemplary life for the children to emulate. Also, a responsible father personally sees to the upbringing of the children.
A delegation of the Women’s Ministry, led by Mrs. Comfort Quampah (wife of the Ho Area Head and a National Executive Committee member of the Women’s Ministry), gave a solidarity message to the fathers on their special day.
“Fathers’ Day is a period for reflecting on contributions of our fathers – their hard work, and all that they do to keep the home running. You always go the extra mile to see to the upkeep of your children, the family of God, and others. On behalf of women all over the world and in Ho Area, we say Ayekoo!” she said.
The women also took the opportunity to make a humble plea to fathers that, “despite your busy schedule working very hard to satisfy the needs of the family, we plead for you to take some rest out of your busy schedule and to spend quality time with us and the family.”
All the men present at the event were showered with special gifts. Also, a well-decorated cake was cut to climax the Father’s Day celebration amidst colourful cultural displays.
In his remarks, Apostle Dr. Quampah commended the Area PEMEM Executive Committee members for their zeal to move the ministry forward with innovative activities held across the various districts in the Area.
Report by Overseer Felix Brakatu