The Mission House for the newly-created Kushea District of The Church of Pentecost was dedicated by the Assin Foso Area Head, Apostle Frederick Kweku Andoh, on Thursday, August 31, 2023.
The dedication ceremony which also coincided with the inaugural service of the New District held at the Kushea Assembly church auditorium, brought together members of the district who could not hide their joy at the successful completion of the building and the inauguration of the District.
Speaking on the theme, “The Growth Pattern of the Church: The Church of Pentecost in Perspective,” with scriptural references from Matt 28:18-20, Acts 1:4 – 8 and Titus 1:5, Apostle Andoh encouraged all to be worthy stewards who will take care of and build upon the gains of the fathers and the church.
He noted that it is in God’s plan to win the whole world unto Himself. After the ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ, the responsibility of reconciling the world back to Himself was entrusted into the hands of the church.
“God has made us stewards of the heavens and the earth and expects us to carry on from where Jesus left off. One unfortunate thing that could happen is for an individual to entrust their legacies and estates into the hands of bad and lazy people,” he noted.
He asserted that for the Church to effectively carry on their mandate, the Holy Spirit was given to the church by the Lord. This, he said together with the obedience of the fathers to make a move for the Lord by carrying the gospel to various territories and cultures notwithstanding the threats they faced, was the secret to the growth of the early church.
In a brief history of the District, it was noted that the idea of creating the Kushea District from Assin Praso District had been on the drawing board since October 2019. He noted that the creation of the new District which started as an Assembly in 1968 was necessitated by the expansion of the Assin Praso District and the sparse nature of the area.
The Mission House, which was constructed at a total cost of GH¢308,240.00, has three bedrooms, hall, prayer room, kitchen, store room, dining area, and an office.
Eleven officers made up of two Elders, four Deacons and five Deaconesses were ordained to serve in various offices in the church.
Present at the event were the area pastorate and their wives and members of the church as well as chiefs and elders of the Kushea community.
Report by Pastor Samuel Avornyo (Area Reporter)