The annual musical programme of the resident choir of the Pentecost International Worship Centre, Odorkor (PIWC-Odorkor), The New Song (TNS), dubbed “KARA,” embarked on a transformative journey over a decade ago, but it wasn’t until 2022 that its resonating melodies and divine messages reached a multitude of patrons outside the corridors of PIWC-Odorkor.
Since its inception, the leadership of PIWC-Odorkor envisioned elevating the musical event to greater heights, yet we needed substantial support to transform these dreams into reality. For nine years, KARA had stood as a symbol God’s power, but the turning point of the choir came during the preparation for the “KARA @10” celebrations in 2022 when the idea of KARA was pitched to Elder Ing. Felix Atsrim, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of FeDems Limited.
While the dream of KARA had lingered for years, it was Ing. Felix Astrim who moulded and shaped that dream into the vibrant reality witnessed today. His efforts and guidance materialised in the recently-ended KARA 23, where the presence of the Holy Spirit was palpable to all patrons. The musical ministry of TNS served as a profound affirmation of the power of the Holy Spirit at the National Theatre on Sunday November 19, 2023.
In commemorating its 10th anniversary last year, TNS hosted KARA at the National Theatre for the first time. This strategic move was aimed to propel The Church of Pentecost’s agenda of “possessing the nations,” an accomplishment attributed to the choir’s backbone and hero, Ing. Felix Atsrim.
His support extends beyond financial backing; he has become an integral part of KARA’s spiritual journey. Today, KARA stands proudly as a household name, having successfully filled the National Theatre to full capacity on two separate occasions in 2022 and 2023.
Elder Felix Atsrim’s nurturing influence on KARA has proven instrumental in the choir’s spiritual growth, creating a harmonious journey for the people of God. His steadfast commitment has left a lasting imprint on the hearts and souls of those fortunate enough to experience the choir’s musical journey.
Ing. Atsrim is a consummate engineering and project finance professional with a proven track record of success. He has established a niche for himself both in the public and private sector of Ghana, delivering projects with cutting-edge technologies and value for money. He is also an Elder of The Church of Pentecost and currently serves as the Presiding Elder for the Mount Olives Worship Centre in the Odorkor Area of the Church.
Written by Lydia Nyame