The Kebenu Assembly in the Kpotame District of The Church of Pentecost has had its Community Based Church Building (CBCB) dedicated by the Tema Area Head, Apostle Matthew Larbi Wettey.
The Area Head was assisted by the District Minister, Overseer Samuel Dogbe, and other ministers in the Area. The project was completed at the cost of GH¢41,149.80.
Speaking at the dedication service which took place on Thursday, March 8, 2018, Apostle Larbi Wettey charged the assembly to own the church building by taking good care of it and maintain it regularly.
Reading from 1 Peter 2:5, the Area Head admonished believers to ensure that their actions bring praise to God as “living stones being used by God to build His church.” He reminded the congregation that their bodies are spiritual buildings that God dwells, and that they should spend time to please Him.
A representative of the Chief (Torgbe Aho) who is also the chief priest of the village, commended the Church for constructing the church building in a village birthed in idolatry.
According to him, the community leaders hesitantly sold the parcel of land to the Church for the project. This, he revealed, led to the death of his child. The chief priest encouraged the Church to extend the building for it to contain more people as he promised to pay a regular visit to the church.
The Kebenu Assembly was started on 9th August, 1998.
The Area Head, after the dedication service, embarked on a familiarization tour of the Awadiwoe-Koome Assembly, an island community in the district.
Apostle Larbi Wettey was full of praise for the ministers who spearheaded the spread of the gospel to the community.
Report by Overseer Franklin Kumi Lartey & Roland Tudzie Mensah, Tema Area Reporters.