The Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC)-Atomic has dedicated its newly constructed mission house at Ashongman Estate in the Haatso Area of The Church of Pentecost. The manse has a master bedroom ensuite, four other guest rooms (all ensuite), a furnished kitchen, a study room, and a garage.
The dedication of the one-storey building which took place on Sunday, May 30, 2021, was officiated by the Haatso Area Head, Apostle Emmanuel Agyemang Bekoe, assisted by the Resident Minister, Apostle Samuel Oboubi Gyau.
Speaking at the event, Apostle Emmanuel Agyemang Bekoe thanked the past resident ministers, the building committee, and the entire membership of the church for their enormous contribution towards the successful completion of the building.
The District Estate Committee Chairman, Elder Augustine Sarpong, indicated that the building was 95% complete with outstanding works being largely external and landscaping works.
“The building is a ‘green’ building because of its facilities because it is going to be powered by solar energy,” he said, adding, “The lighting and water systems are also going to rely mainly on power from the sun to function.”
The project dates back to the creation of the district in October 2008. The district initially inherited the rented mission house of the erstwhile PIWC-Accra located in the Dansoman SSNIT Flats area. It became apparent that the distance did not enhance the effectiveness of the resident minister. Therefore, a private residence was rented at Kwabenya for the resident minister in 2009.
Efforts were made by some presbyters at the time such as the late Elder Arc. Kofi Amponsah, Elder Matthew Nkansah, Elder Dr. Francis Afflu, Deacon Kofi Owusu-Sekyere, and the late Arc. J. G. K. Abankwa to purchase a parcel of land close to the church auditorium complex to construct a permanent residence for the resident minister.
The construction of the five-bedroom mission house began in February 2018 following the sod-cutting ceremony on March 23, 2018, by the then acting Resident Minister, Apostle Dr. Emmanuel Kwesi Anim, on behalf of the Area Head.
In his brief remarks, the Resident Minister, Apostle Obuobi Gyau, was full of appreciation to a member who paid for the construction of the entire roof structure and covering, and another one who also took up the payment for the kitchen cabinets and all the wardrobes. He was also grateful to all the members of the church for their immense support for the project.
Report by PIWC-Atomic Media Team.