The church building of Mount Zion Assembly in Nsakina New Town District of The Church of Pentecost has been dedicated by the Anyaa-Ablekuma Area Head of the church, Apostle William Ohemeng-Kwakye, assisted by the District Minister, Pastor Samuel Acheampong.
The service, which took place on October 9, 2022, was graced by the Chief of Oshiuman, Nii Oshiu Akrabuo V, and his elders, as well as the Area pastorate, officers and members of the church.
Reading the history of the local assembly, Elder Evans Odame (the Presiding Elder) indicated that Mount Zion Assembly was established in 2014 through a 3-day rally organised by Nsakina District at Oshiuman, under the leadership of Pastor Manasseh Mintah, the then District Pastor.
He disclosed that the assembly which started with 12 adult members and four children in September 2014, currently has an overall membership of 261 people, comprising 132 adults and 129 children.
According to him, members initially fellowshipped in rented and temporal structures until 2018 when they received a Community Based Church Building (CBCB) grant of GH₵ 40,000.00 from the Headquarters of the Church to construct a permanent place of worship.
Considering the steady membership growth, he said, permission was sought to extend the original dimensions from 30ft x 50ft to a 45ft x 70ft one-storey building with two offices/stores and separate lavatories for both male and female congregants as well as officers. The project was completed at a total cost of GH₵ 340,622.57.
He paid glowing tribute to certain persons who supported the assembly in diverse ways in the early stages of its establishment. They include Mr. Daniel A. Sarpong, Deaconess Deborah Essel and Mrs Agnes Ahene.
Preaching the sermon at the dedication service, the Manhean District Minister, Pastor Nana Kwame Damoah, reading from Matthew 21:12-13 admonished members of the church to make the newly constructed edifice a house of prayer, where they will gather to wait on God and intercede for the people.