The Winneba Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Professor Peter Ohene–Kyei, has called on Christians to be faithful to their calling other than striving to be successful in life.
“Everyone will stand before God one day, so we have to be faithful,” he said, adding, “God does not call us to be successful but to be faithful to Him.”
Apostle Professor Peter Ohene-Kyei was speaking at the send-off ceremony of the immediate past Area Deacon for Teshie-Nungua Area, Elder Ronald Acquah-Arhin at the Graceland PIWC, Nungua, on Sunday, July 8, 2018. The ceremony was also used to induct the new Area Deacon, Elder Emmanuel Akwasi Kyei, into office.
Apostle Prof. Ohene-Kyei explained that the earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it. Human beings, he said, were created by God and belong to God Almighty. “We do not have the right of control over our lives, we are stewards of the resources God gives to us. A faithful person is a successful person, reliable and trustworthy,” he said.
According to him, many Christians are not serious with their Christian lives and are living anyhow, saying, “All they do is to dress up and go to church on Sundays; they don’t care about the other activities and they think they are doing God a favour.”
“We have a breed of Christians who do not read their Bibles, and when they are confronted with challenges, they claim there is no power in the church and move from one prophet to the other,” he bemoaned.
He said Christians who do not read their Bibles consistently and apply it to their lives have no power in them, and that it is not the case that there is no power in the church as the Bible says the word of God is spirit and life.
According Apostle Professor Ohene-Kyei, “There is power in the church, and miracles happening all over; God requires faithfulness from us as stewards of the Kingdom.”
In a testimony, the Resident Minister of D. K. Arnan Worship Centre who also doubles as the Finance and Administration Director at the Headquarters of the Church, Pastor Nicholas Darko, described Elder Acquah-Arhin as a faithful and honest person. “Elder Acquah-Arhin is cautious about how money is spent, very submissive and ever ready to correct errors,” he said, adding, “We did not hear of any money missing or confusion over money for the nine years that he served.”
The Area Head, Prophet James Osei Amaniampong, congratulated Elder Acquah-Arhin for his good deeds and dedicated services to the Area.
In his response, Elder Acquah-Arhin expressed his gratitude to the leadership of the church for the opportunity to serve.
The incoming Area Deacon, Elder Emmanuel Akwasi Kyei, a chartered accountant and banker, pledged to undertake his new task faithfully and diligently.
Prayers were said for the families of the outgone and the new Area Deacons.
Report by Isabella Gyau Orhin