Ministers of The Church of Pentecost and their wives in Northern Ghana have held a virtual prayer meeting via zoom on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, as part of the ongoing Global Ministers and Wives’ Retreat being organised by the Church.
The prayer meeting was participated by ministers and their wives from eight Areas of the Church in the Northern regions involving 180 districts. It was held under the theme, “Consider Their Threat Oh Lord.”
Delivering the welcome address, the Chairman of the Northern Regional Coordinating Committee (RCC) of the Church, Apostle Isaac Nii Kotei Djani, who is also the Tamale Area Head and Executive Council Member, spoke on the topic, “The Response of the Leader in the face of Threat.”
He defined threat as an intention to cause harm or havoc. Reading from Acts 4:21-31 and 1 Samuel 30:1-9, he outlined the nature of threats encountered by the early Church and in the era of King David.
He explained that from the Scriptures, the leaders’ response to the threat was prayer. He, therefore, challenged ministers and wives to emulate it.
Apostle Kotei Djani further said that God answers the fervent prayer of His people. According to him, when God responded to the prayer of the believers, even the grounds on which they stood shook. Again, he said, God’s response to the prayer of David brought victory and restoration.
He declared that the threat of Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) against the Church, businesses and the nations of the world will be effectively destroyed through the fervent prayers of Christian leaders.
Referring to the sermon preached by Apostle Eric Nyamekye, Chairman of the Church, at the opening session of the Global Ministers and Wives Virtual Prayer on Monday, Apostle Kotei Djani reiterated that the leader’s response to threat is to eschew fear and build confidence in the Lord.
The Tumu Area Head, Apostle Daniel Kweku Dekpor, who is also the Northern RCC Secretary, led the participants to pray against the global harrowing effect of COVID-19.
Apostle Daniel Nii Tetteh Tackie, Wa Area Head, led the participants to intercede for Ghana and the impending elections.
Also present at the prayer meeting were Apostles Wilberforce Nkrumah-Agyemang (Bolgatanga Area Head), William Ohemeng-Kwakye (Sawla Area Head) and Francis Yaw Adu (Walewale Area Head). The rest were Pastors Eric Gyambibi Boateng (Bawku Area Head) and Emmanuel Kojo Aidoo (Yendi Area Head).
Report by Pastor Gordon Ansah, Wa.