Pastor Nana Adom of the Grace Community Church in Redhill, United Kingdom, has constructed a clinic facility at Teshie Praso and donated it to The Church of Pentecost.
The facility will be operated and managed by the Church through the Pentecost Health Services unit of the Pentecost Social Services (PENTSOS), the Church’s social services arm.
The Clinic facility was commissioned and dedicated on Thursday, June 20, 2023, by Apostle Yaw Adjei-Kwarteng, Coordinator for the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Committee (ARCC) of and Area Head for Bompata.
In a brief exhortation from Deuteronomy 20:5-6 and Exodus 13:1-13, he taught about the meaning of dedication and the importance of sacrificial giving, encouraging members to emulate the kind gesture of Pastor Nana Adom.
Apostle Adei-Kwarteng, on behalf of the Chairman of The Church of Pentecost and the Executive Council, thanked Pastor Nana Adom and his family for believing in the Church’s vision to transform societies and for partnering with the Church to foster its “Possessing the Nations” agenda.
Speaking at the event, Pastor Nana Adom, whose mother is a Deaconess of The Church of Pentecost in the Suame Area, said his kind gesture was in fulfillment of a promise to God and also to address a critical need by the people of Teshie Praso, a rural community in the Ashanti Akyem South Municipal in the Ashanti Region.
The community members had to endure hardships owing to the absence of a health care facility.
Women during labor had to be carried on motorcycles to the district capital Juaso, which is about 20 kilometres away.
The healthcare facility was constructed to help reduce maternal and child mortality in the community and over 15 surrounding villages in the Ashanti and Eastern regions.
The PENTSOS Director, Elder Richard Amaning, mentioned that the building will be equipped and managed by the Health service of the Church to serve its purpose.
He added that the Church, through PENTSOS, has made a budget of GHS700,000.00 available to ensure the maximum operation of the facility.
The Chief and people thanked the leadership of The Church of Pentecost for the creation of the Teshie Praso District of the Church and for posting Pastor Adotey Mensah as the first District Minister.
They also expressed their gratitude to the philanthropist who responded to their distress call through the District Minister.
The District Chief Executive of the Ashanti Akyem South, Hon. Alex Frimpong, also expressed joy and appreciation from the government to the donor and The Church of Pentecost for their immense contribution to national development.
He indicated the Municipality’s support of connecting the facility to the national grid and also donating some street lights for the illumination of the surroundings of the facility.
He called on the chiefs and people to create an enabling environment for the workers to feel at home while at post to ensure the attainment of the purpose of establishing the facility would be achieved.
The occasion was graced by ministers and wives in the Konongo Area as well as the chiefs and people of the fifteen communities that would be served by the health facility.