The Mile 3 District in the New Tafo Area of The Church of Pentecost has honoured five retired deaconesses after years of exceptional and invaluable services to God and the Church at a special retirement service held on Sunday, May 14, 2023, at the Central Assembly auditorium.
They are Deaconesses Hannah Davies (47 years of service), Agnes Oppong Fosu (39 years of service), Comfort Anning (30 years of service), Agnes Akwaboah (18 years of service), and Patricia Adu Poku (14 years of service).
Speaking on the topic, “Privileges Of Being A Christian,” the New Tafo Area Head, Prophet Samuel Tetteh Doku, who officiated the service, read Psalm 103:1-5; 89:34 and expounded that it is a great honour for being a Christian, and a double honour to be an officer of The Church of Pentecost. He stressed the need for members and officers to be cognizant of this fact in order not to live their lives anyhow.
He bemoaned the situation, where some Christians take their calling for granted, especially when they are confronted with challenges and trials, and begin to denounce their faith in God, forgetting the power they wield to weather the storms of life.
He admonished Christians to be conscious of their position in God and know very well that God will never forsake His people, therefore, when things turn out to be horrendous, they must learn to trust the Lord.
Prophet Tetteh Doku lauded the retirees for their years of selfless service offered in God’s vineyard and urged them to keep living an exemplary life for the younger generations to emulate.
Citations and certificates of service were presented to the retirees whilst their profiles were being read.
Present at the service were Pastor Joseph Ankomako (Mile 3 District Minister), Pastor George Amesawu (Old Tafo District Minister) and their spouses, Apostle Isaac Kwasi Amoako (Rtd), and a section of the New Tafo Area Women’s Ministry Executive Members, among others.
Report by Emmanuel Nana Nsiah & Dennis Owusu