Apostle Eric Nyamekye, Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, has dedicated the newly built Koforidua Area mission house to the glorification of God.
He was assisted by Apostle Samuel Osei Asante, Koforidua Area Head, Chairman of the Eastern Regional Coordinating Committee and Executive Council Member of the church.
The GH₵ 1,845,735.85 edifice was financed from the Area Weeks funds, Chairman’s fiat, special support for tiles and blocks, Elder Abraham Obeng (PIWC-Odorkor), Apostle Edmund Appiah (UK), special contribution from others and other funds from the Koforidua Area.
The dedication service of the magnificent edifice, took place on Sunday, March 6, 2022, at the new mission house site at Kentenkren, Koforidua.
Speaking at the dedication service on the topic, “God is the Builder of Everything”, Apostle Dela Quampah, Area Head of Ho and Executive Council Member, said that God uses houses to represent the lives of Christians or believers. (1 Chronicles 29:1-13)
According to him, houses are very expensive and costly, therefore, Christianity is considered not cheap. He urged Christians to yearn to reach their Christian goals and achieve its purpose.
He said that as houses are durable and valuable, our Christian faith will lead us into eternity, hence, we must strive to uphold all principles in Christ and endure all difficulties in hard times.
He iterated that the writer of Hebrews had a problem when he revealed that Jesus Christ was greater than Moses, a belief the Hebrews contemplated to accept since they regarded Moses greater than all.
“Every victory we accomplish in this faith is the work of grace,” he stated.
He further noted that every house is built by God through man, therefore all things belong to God. He said that it was God who gives man wisdom to build houses, moreover, God is the builder of all things.
He concluded by acknowledging that we as God’s house have been fearfully and wonderfully created with His favour and glory.
He again mentioned that God built man as His house, therefore, the mission house carries God’s glory.
Delivering a brief history of the mission house, Elder Samuel Opoku-Asare, Area Deacon of Koforidua Area of the church, said that the land for the Area mission house was acquired by an exchange between the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC)-Koforidua and the Area in 2009 when a new Pastor had been transferred to head the church.
“At that time, the Worship Centre needed a permanent mission house and the Area had a building at Abugri-Adweso with sufficient space of land around it,” he pointed out.
According to him, through a gentleman’s agreement between PIWC-Koforidua and the Area, the building was given to them in exchange for their four plots of land on which the edifice stands currently.
He further iterated that in 2017, the then Koforidua Area Head, Apostle Eric Nyamekye (now Chairman), graciously donated six plot of land belonging to the Area at Osabene (Opoku-Nsiah) to the Worship Centre to construct a permanent auditorium.
He aired that after the laying of the foundation stone on January 17, 2020, by Apostle Samuel Osei Asante, Koforidua Area Head, it took a period of two (2) years eleven (11) months (minus COVID would have been two years one month) – an unprecedented feat in the history of the Area as far as projects were concerned.
He acknowledged the contributions of former Area Heads towards the completion of the project.
The Chairman in a short remark said that there should be a balance when it comes to fundraisings, adding: “Someone with a financial testimony should be selected to lead. This will bring the spirit of free will giving back. Whatever God wants to do, when we are encouraged and empowered, we can do it”.
Present were Eastern Regional Coordinating Committee Members of the church, former Area Heads, Retired ministers, Effiduase and Koforidua Area pastorates and their wives, Women’s Ministry Director, some Area deacons from the region, members and well-wishers.
Elder Dr. Nana Kwadwo Gyasi, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Nana Kwadwo Gyasi Company Limited represented too.