The fourth edition of the National Fulani Convention, a gathering of Fulani Christians and other ethnic groups, is taking place at the Radash Conference Centre in Tamale from November 22 to 24, 2023.
The convention, organised by the Home and Urban Missions (HUM) of The Church of Pentecost, a ministry that aims to reach out to the unreached people groups in Ghana and beyond, attracted over 400 participants, including Fulani, Chokosi, Kotokoli and Chakali believers. Also present are HUM pastors and their wives, district pastors in the Tamale Area, and the National Executive Committee of HUM, led by the National Coordinator, Apostle Emmanuel Agyei Kwafo.
One of the remarkable stories of the convention is that of Deaconess Theresa Apam, a Kusaase Queen Mother and a deaconess of the church at Bazua district, who mobilised 42 Fulani converts from Sapelega to attend the programme.
The Tamale Area Head and Coordinator of the Northern Regional Coordinating Committee, Apostle J. B. K. Tawiah, who represented the Chairman of the church, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, commended the church’s leadership for the great vision of establishing HUM. He praised the National HUM Coordinator, Apostle Emmanuel Agyei Kwafo, and his team for the great strides made in reaching people groups that were long neglected.
Delivering a sermon with the theme, “Jesus Saves Sinners,” Apostle Tawiah narrated a passage in 1 Timothy 1:13-15, where Apostle Paul shared his testimony of persecuting Christians, but God showed him mercy and transformed him.
He explained that God can save all people, regardless of their sins, because of his grace and love.
He illustrated his point with the parable of the prodigal son, who returned to his father’s house after wasting his inheritance and was welcomed with joy and forgiveness.
The sermon touched the hearts of many participants, especially the Fulanis, who responded to the altar call and accepted Christ as their Lord and Saviour.
At the end of the opening session, 12 males, 32 females and nine children gave their lives to Christ, making a total of 53 Fulani converts.
Report by Daniel K. E. Ampomah.