A retirement service was on Sunday, July 28, 2019, organised in honour of the Mayera District Minister of The Church of Pentecost, Pastor Dominic Dadson Day and his family, who retired from the active service after serving for 31 years in the full-time ministry of the Church.
The event, which was held at the Mayera Central Church auditorium in the Achimota Area, was officiated by the Director of the Pentecost Men’s Ministry (PEMEM), Apostle Emmanuel Ofei Ankra-Badu, with assistance from the area pastorate.
The service was graced by ministers of the Church, friends and family members, as well as some members from the stations he has served. Also present were some clergymen from the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) member churches.
In a testimony, ministers in the Achimota Area and their wives described Pastor Day and his wife as humble, sociable, approachable, honest and impartial, while the Presbytery in the Mayera District, where they served for the last five years, described them as real Bible teachers, kind, prayerful and very passionate about reaching out to lost souls.
A testimony read on behalf of the General Council of The Church of Pentecost also described Pastor and Mrs Day as workers in the Lord’s vineyard who firmly distinguished themselves, defended and upheld the doctrines of the Church and stayed true to the Pentecostal heritage.
Preaching the sermon on the topic, “Joy in Serving the Lord,” Apostle Ofei Ankra-Badu asked Christians to always serve the Lord with joy, stressing that, when they have joy in their hearts, it will lead to stability and peace in their lives.
Unfortunately, he said, sometimes Christians lose their joy of serving God and start viewing everything they do in and out of the church as a chore instead of seeing it as another opportunity to use their talents to serve the Lord.
“When Christians get to the point in their life where it is no longer joyful to serve God, then something is wrong,” he noted.
In his response, Pastor Day, on behalf of his family, expressed their heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to God, the General Council of the Church, past and present Area Heads, the Pastorate, members of the district and all who contributed in diverse ways to their fruitful ministry.
His ministry is said to have touched many lives in the district and beyond.
Pastor Dominic Dadson Day, affectionately called D. D. Day, was born on 9th April 1954, at Kpando in the Volta Region, to Mr M. G. K. Day (late) and Mrs Lucy Ama Donkor, both of Kpando. He is the third of the nine children of his parents.
He began elementary school at Kpando and completed same at D.G.A. L/A Middle School where he obtained the Middle School Leaving Certificate in 1970. He studied at the Training School of the Ghana Cocoa Marketing Board (Quality Control Department) at Sekondi-Takoradi, where he obtained a Diploma in Cocoa Science in 1978.
He worked with the Ghana Cocoa Marketing Board as Divisional Head from 1979 to 1988 at Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region.
He was baptized in water in June 1980 by Apostle Patrick Asiamah (now of blessed memory) at Sunyani.
He met and married Vida Dede Sown (now Mrs Vida Day) in 1982 at Sunyani. Their marriage is blessed with two children, Josephine and McMike.
In 1988, he was called into the full-time ministry of the Church. He attended the ministerial training at the Pentecost Bible Training Centre at Accra-Madina, from 1988 to 1989.
He served in the following stations: Anloga District (1988 – 1993), Nkwanta (1993 – 1999), Santa Maria (1999 – 2005), Agormanya (2005 – 2008), Nkurakan (2008-2013), and finally at Mayera District (2014 -2019) after one-year sick leave.
Report by Pastor Felix Dela Klutse.