An effort to raise an army of 80,000 young people to champion the cause of the Possessing the Nations Agenda by The Church of Pentecost has been given an impetus following the launch of the group in Ashaiman on Saturday September 25, 2021.
The ‘Nation Possessors’ movement is an initiative of the Home and Urban Missions (HUM) of The Church of Pentecost.The movement had been tasked to pray for and support the work of HUM across the nation and also serve as ambassadors of HUM by evangelising HUM target groups and educate the church public and the general public about the ministry’s mandate.
Speaking at the national launch, the HUM National Coordinator,Apostle Emmanuel Agyei Kwafo, disclosed that so far, 47,011 people have been recruited from 69 Areas in Ghana, with other Areas yet to come on board. He said the new ministry intervention was birthed out of Vision 2023 during the 2019 Extraordinary Council Meetings of the church.
“The Home and Urban Missions seeks to ensure that the gospel of Christ reaches all expatriates and migrants living in Ghana and all Ghanaian Northerners who have found themselves living in Southern Ghana as well as the unreached people groups such as the Fulanis and others. It also seeks to pay attention to the urban poor and the marginalized such as drug addicts, prostitutes, street dwellers, head porters (Kayayees), refugees and others,” he pointed out.
He added: “HUM seeks that these people hear the message of Christ so they can make an eternal decision for Him and find churches within The Church of Pentecost where they can freely and joyfully worship God.”
Apostle Kwafo said with the launching, the nation possessors are ready to sweep the nation with prayer and harvest souls for our Lord and King.
“May revival not just end in the pages of books and in the lyrics of songs,” he said, adding, “If we want to do the things that Jesus did, then we must pray the way Jesus prayed.”
The Coordinator of the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Committee (RCC), Prophet David Kankam Beditor, who doubles as an Executive Council Member and Ashaiman Area Head, on behalf of the Chairman of the church, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, welcomed all to the launch and assured them that the grounds have already been prepared for the new group to take off and bear many fruits.
Preaching the sermon on the topic, “Reach Out To The Unreached To Possess The Nations,” Prophet Kankam Beditor said that just like the Samaritan woman who had an encounter with Jesus on the well, many people are tasty and would like to hear or taste the living water that is only given by Jesus Christ.
“People need Jesus; they need this living water and when it comes into their systems, they will never taste,” he said while quoting his scriptures from John 4:4-9; 39-42. He admonished Christians to go out of their comfort zones and reach out to the unreached.
“Most Christians don’t want to have any dealing with the destitute, prostitutes, drug addicts, and the downtrodden. If we don’t develop a good relationship with them, we cannot enter their camps and reach out to them,” he stressed.
He said Jesus did not consider the Samaritan woman as the worst sinner but reached out to her, stressing that, there is no place declared as a ‘no-go area.’
“We need to go everywhere such as the prisons, ghettos, drug addicts, slums, prostitutes and preach to them,” he added.
Launching the group, Prophet David Kankam Beditor inaugurated the national team led by Pastor Samuel Ofori Gyimah. Other members of the national leadership are Esther Taylor (National Secretary), Pastor Daniel Osafo, Mrs. Rose Taah Appiah, Mrs. Comfort Ayamboya, Mrs. Gloria Ofori Gyimah and Elder Philip Williams.
Present at the event were Area and District Coordinating Teams of HUM and ministers and their wives from the Ashaiman Area.
Also present were Apostle Mike Etrue (Kaneshie Area Head and Executive Council Member), Apostle Emmanuel Ofei Ankra-Badu (Tema Area Head), and Apostle Dr. Christian Tsekpoe (Chairman of the HUM National Committee).