The newly created Timber Market District in the Mankessim Area of The Church of Pentecost has been inaugurated to the glory of God.
The inaugural service, officiated by Apostle Samuel Antwi (Cape Coast Area Head and Executive Council Member) and assisted by Pastor Isaac Kofi Annan (Mankessim Area Head), also included the dedication of the mission house for the new district.
The event took place on Thursday, June 15, 2023, at the forecourt of the New Mission House at Obidan. Pastor Nathaniel Amo (Nananom District Minister), Mrs. Margaret Serwaa Antwi (Wife of the Cape Coast Area Head), and Mrs. Alberta Effua Annan (Wife of the Mankessim Area Head) were in attendance.
The Timber Market District was carved out from the Nananom District in the Area. The creation of the new district was initially proposed in 2022 under the leadership of the former Area Head, Apostle James Nana Ofori (now retired), and the former Nananom District Minister, Pastor Ebenezer Ofori Ansong.
During his sermon on the topic “The Church as the Family of God,” Apostle Samuel Yaw Antwi, who also serves as the Coordinator for the Central Regional Coordinator Committee (CRCC), emphasised that the church is the family of God. He highlighted the importance of being born again, believing in and accepting Jesus as one’s Lord and personal Savior to be part of this family.
“As a person is made a family member by birth, so the Holy Spirit gives birth to the members of the Church,” he stressed.
Apostle Antwi further noted that, just as every family has a family head, the leaders of various hierarchies of the Church serve as the family heads. Therefore, the family members must exhibit virtues and fulfil responsibilities within the Church.
He outlined virtues such as love, respect for one another, visitation, praying for each other, truthfulness, and avoiding selfishness. These qualities are essential for every member of the family and contribute to the beauty of the church, as well as making members responsible in society.
“There is enough room at the top for everybody. We need not fight one another,” he opined.
Apostle Antwi also commended Pastor Isaac Kofi Annan, Pastor Nathaniel Amo, the District Presbytery, and the members for their excellent work in ensuring the successful completion of the mission house project. He also praised the previous Area Head and Nananom District Minister for their pioneering work on the Mission House.
The five-bedroom Mission House project was funded by the Church’s Headquarters, Mankessim Area, and Nananom District. The event was also attended by the Odikro and Abusuapanin of Obidan, the Area pastorate and their wives, as well as church members from the Nananom and Timber Market districts.
Following the official inauguration and dedication of the district mission house, the Mankessim Timber Market District is now set for the arrival of its first District Minister in August this year.
Report by Pastor Joel Beddim & Pastor Emmanuel Amankwah