The Mampong Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Samuel Kwabena Asare, has dedicated the mission house of the Akyeremade District in the Mampong Area to the glory of God.
Apostle Asare was assisted by Pastor Stephen Obeng Asare, the Mampong Akyeremade District Minister.
The dedication ceremony, which took place at the Mary Afia Amaniampong Temple (MAAT) auditorium on June 18, 2023, brought together people from all walks of life, including active and retired ministers, as well as officers and members of the Church.
Delivering a sermon on the topic “The Local Church Upholding Godliness” with scripture references from Matthew 5:13-15, Matthew 13:33, and 1 Timothy 6:6, Apostle Asare explained that the local church connotes a group of individuals who have believed in Jesus and are found in one community, coming together to worship at one place.
He further noted that the local church, like yeast, exists to permeate society with the values and principles of the kingdom of God.
“The local church must impact society, and as long as the church is not impacting society, then something is wrong somewhere,” he said.
According to the Mampong Area Head, “impact does not come from building temples and mission houses but rather from godliness.”
He also stressed that godliness is not about material gains but rather about living a Christ-centered life.
Apostle Asare, therefore, called on Christians to strive to please God with their lives so that people around them would see them as real representatives of Jesus Christ.
Giving a brief history of the mission house project, Elder June Gyimah said that the idea for the mission house was conceived in 2008 by Pastor S K. Asiedu (Rtd.), during his tenure as the District Minister.
The foundation for the project was started on the parcel of land adjacent to the Central Assembly church building. It, however, became necessary to relocate the building upon the advice of the immediate-past Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Prof. Opoku Onyinah (now retired) when he visited the area for the dedication of the Akyeremade Central Assembly auditorium (MAAT) in 2016.
In compliance with the recommendation, the Prophet Foster Aniakwaa-led Area Executive Committee donated a parcel of land owned by the Area in 2017 for the project.
He also acknowledged Prophet James and Apostle John Osei Amaniampong and their family, Mr. Yaw Marfo (Agya Wiase), Mr. Kofi & Deaconess Gyima, Deborah Kyei, officers, and members of the Akyeremade District, among others, for their immense contributions towards the completion of the building.
The event also had in attendance the Mampong Area pastorate and their wives, Nana Serwaa Akuamoa Boateng (Mampong Newtown Queen mother), Elder Emmanuel Kobea (Area Deacon), Elder Emmanuel Ofori Fordjour, and Elder Samuel Owusu Agyapong (former Area Deacons).
Also present were Apostle I. K. Amoako (Rtd.), Pastor Robert Odame (Rtd.), Pastor Edmund Antwi (Assemblies of God and GPCC-Mampong Chairman), and Pastor Godwin Eghaghe (Missionary from the House of Discipleship Church, Nigeria).
Report by Mampong Area Media Team