This year’s retreat for Home and Urban Missions (HUM) ministers and their spouses has ended at the Pentecost Convention Centre, Brofoyedru, in Kumasi.
The annual retreat, which was themed, “Building HUM to Possess the Nations” (Nehemiah 2:18, Ephesians 3:10, 21 and Ephesians 5:27) was under the auspices of the Chairman of HUM, Apostle Dr Christian Tsekpoe, and the National HUM Coordinator, Pastor Emmanuel Agyei Kwafo.
The event brought together HUM Pastors and their wives in Accra and Kumasi as well as the newly appointed HUM Pastors designate for the Brong and Ahafo Sectors, Eastern Region and Walewale sectors. Also, ministers of some HUM designated stations like Savelegu and Yagaba were invited to participate in the retreat.
Speaking to participants on the theme of the event, Pastor Emmanuel Agyei Kwafo admonished Christian leaders to work zealously for God in all assigned roles.
He said that, like Nehemiah, Christian leaders should have a burden for the Lord’s work (Nehemiah 1:1-4). He pointed out that when Nehemiah was informed by some brothers among the remnant from Jerusalem about the state of the Temple and the Wall, he became sorrowful, cried, fasted and prayed to the Lord Almighty.
Pastor Kwafo emphasised that it was the burden and passion for the people that made Nehemiah go before the king to seek permission to go and rebuild the Walls of Jerusalem. He also encouraged believers to seek the face of God whenever they encountered any daunting task.
The event had in attendance: Mrs Agartha Agyei Kwafo (Wife of National Coordinator), Pastors Joseph Taah Appiah (HUM Pastor, Accra Sector), Thomas Ayamboya (HUM Pastor, Kumasi), Gabriel Owusu Akyaw (HUM Pastor designate, Eastern Region) and their wives, as well as Pastors Enoch P. K. Anaman (HUM Pastor designate, Brong Ahafo), Daniel Nabaku (HUM Pastor designate, Walewale). Others were Overseers Richard Osei-Poku (Area Coordinator, Tamale), Kwaku Kwantwi Asiedu (Secretariat), Emmanuel Otchere Darko (Stationed at Yagaba) and their wives and Diallo Sulemana Abubakar (Field Assistant, Fulani Ministry).
The 2020 HUM Pastors and Wives’ started on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 and ended on Thursday, August 27, 2020. The event featured fasting and prayer sessions as well as series of word ministrations
Report by National HUM Secretariat and Media & Literature Team