The Cape Coast Sector of the Pentecost Students and Associate (PENSA) organized a one-day program on Saturday, October 28, 2023, for the young women in the sector, dubbed “Yepleh Ladies Conference 2023.”
The maiden event, held under the theme, “Repositioned to Manifest the Glory of God for Maximum Impact” (1 Thessalonians 2:19-20), took place at PENSA-Cape Coast Technical University’s Miracle Centre auditorium.
In his opening remarks, Pastor Blessing Joseph Quayson, the PENSA Travelling Secretary for Cape Coast Sector, explained that “Yapheh” is a Hebrew word that means “beautiful,” hence the conference was organised to reposition beautiful ladies to manifest the glory of God and make a maximum impact on their respective campuses.
Mrs. Akosua Oforiwaa Osei Appau, the wife of the Resident Minister of PIWC-Cape Coast, gave the first presentation on the topic “Repositioning the Virtuous Ladies to Achieve their Goals for Maximum Impact.”
Using Proverbs 16:3 and Proverbs 3:5-6 as scripture references, Mrs. Osei Appau advised young ladies to stay focused to achieve their life goals.
“Do not let anything prevent you from achieving your goals or vision but just commit your ways or path unto the Lord, and He will guide and direct you,” she said.
She, therefore, implored the ladies to prayerfully develop a mission and vision statement for themselves and strive to achieve them with the help of the Holy Spirit.
Mrs. Everlyn Sackey, a Senior Nurse at the Cape Coast Metropolitan Hospital, spoke on the topic, “A Christian Lady and Health,” with Mark 12:13, Ruth 3:3, and 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 as her foundational texts.
She pointed out that as Christian ladies, their bodies are the temples of God, and therefore, they must be kept holy and clean always.
She further noted that the abuse of contraceptives can affect one’s health, adding that “Body enhancement comes with great effects which can destroy the body.”
Concluding her presentation, Mrs. Sackey stressed that a healthy body, soul, and mind are needed in the service of God.
The wife of the Travelling Secretary, Mrs. Esther Mansa Annan Quayson, delivered a presentation on the topic: “What Should I Do As a Woman Before I Walk Through The Aisle,” with Bible references from Genesis 2:21-25 and Ruth 3:11.
She challenged the participants to pray effectively and seek godly counsel before entering into any relationship or marriage.
She also emphasised that to have a healthy relationship, one must seek information and have personal preparation before marriage.
The conference ended with a prayer and impartation session led by Pastor Blessing Joseph Quayson.
Present at the event were Pastor Frank Akonnor (Resident PENSA Campus Pastor, University of Cape Coast), his wife, Mrs. Eunice Akonnor, and Deaconess Rebecca Darkwah.
Participants of the event were drawn from Cape Coast Technical University (CCTU), Cape Coast Nursing and Midwifery Training College (CCNMTC), Ankaful Psychiatric Nursing Training College (PNTC), Ola College of Education (OLACOE), Dunkwa Nursing and Midwifery Training Center (DNMTC), and Twifo Praso Nursing and Midwifery Training College (TPNMTC).
Report by Justina Mensah (PENSA-CCTU Secretary)