The newly-constructed church building of the Housing Estate Assembly of A’koon District in the Tarkwa Area of The Church of Pentecost has been dedicated to the glory of God.
The dedication ceremony, which took place on Sunday, December 5, 2021, was officiated by the Tarkwa Area Head, Apostle Dr. Daniel Okyere Walker, with assistance from the A’Koon District Minister, Pastor Joseph K. Danquah.
The building was funded through the Community Based Church Building (CBCB) initiative as well as grants from the Church’s General Headquarters, the Area, district, and contributions from members of the Local Assembly.
The Housing Estate Assembly church building project began in 2018 under the leadership of Pastor Kofi Atakorah Wiafe (the then Akoon District Minister). Before then, one Elder Winfred Kudzordzi of the Central Assembly hosted the newly-opened Assembly in his uncompleted house from 2016 to 2018.
On March 28, 2018, Apostle S.Y. Antwi, the then Area Head of Tarkwa, cut the sod for the commencement of the building project. He was assisted by Apostle Dr. Ben Ali (who was then on a visit to the district) and Pastor Atakorah Wiafe.
In 2019, when the building was about to be roofed, a heavy rainstorm hit it and collapsing part of structure. It then became necessary for the entire roofing routers to be brought down for reinforcement works to be done. The district later received a grant from the Area to continue and complete the building.
Dedicating the building, Apostle Dr. Walker commended the leadership of the A’koon District for the successful completion of the project and for the many great strides the Lord is using them to accomplish. He further admonished the congregation to cultivate a maintenance culture to prolong the lifespan of the edifice.
Delivering a brief exhortation at the event on the topic: “Be Touched and Led By the Spirit” based on Romans 8:14, the Brenuakyim District Minister, Pastor Isaac Tei Mensah Morton, advised Christians to allow themselves to be led by the Spirit.
He referred to the story of the Shunamite woman in 2 Kings 4:8-10 who was touched and led by the Spirit to help Prophet Elisha.
Present at the ceremony were Mrs. Irene Odi Walker (wife of Area Head), the area pastorate and their wives, and the Chief of Housing Estate, Nana Kwaning Ampomah.
Report by Tarkwa Area Media Team