Six ministers in the Tamale Area of The Church of Pentecost have been ordained into the Pastorate.
The ordination service which took place on May 29, 2018, was officiated by the Area Head, Apostle Isaac Nii Kotei Djani, who is a member of the Executive Council.
In a sermon on the topic, “Don’t Tell Me To Go Back” based on Ruth 1:6-18, Apostle Kotei Djani said usually when Christians encounter misfortunes as Naomi, they often attribute them to curses, witchcraft and ancestral curses.
He advised Christians to be ready to embrace challenges that come their way. He entreated Christians to avoid attributing every misfortune to the devil, because certain natural habits may bring about misfortunes or sicknesses in the life of a Christian.
He continued that Naomi gave tangible reasons for Ruth and Orpah to return to their home country, but Ruth was determined to follow her.
According to the Area Head, some Christians are turning back from Jesus Christ because they have lost hope. He admonished believers not to give up until God gives His final words. He further encouraged them to press forward even if everything seems to work against them and to be relentless in what God has placed in them.
He noted that Ruth’s unyielding determination landed her in a better place and a better life and was even named among the genealogies of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Apostle Kotei Djani therefore urged Christians to walk faithfully with Jesus Christ, because He will surely give them an expectant end. He also admonished ministers in the Church to remain faithful and never doubt their calling. He entreated them not to give up no matter how challenging their ministry becomes, because God will surely see them through.
Speaking on behalf of the newly ordained pastors, the Damongo District Minister, Pastor Fredrick Tetteh, expressed their profound appreciation to God, the Area Head, the Pastorate and the entire Church for their prayers and support.
Report by Overseer Bernard Tayi Kofie