The Women’s Ministry of the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC) – Sakumono, in the Teshie-Nungua Area of The Church of Pentecost, has organised a cooking event dubbed, “Food Bazaar.”
Six groups of the ministry in the district, namely Blessed Ladies, Precious Jewels, Vessels of Honour, Victorious Ladies, Virtuous Queens, and Women of Substance participated in the exercise.
The event, which took place at the forecourt of the church premises on Saturday, June 11, 2022, had the Resident Minister, Apostle Anthony Owusu Sekyere Kwarteng, and his wife Eunice in attendance. The Presiding Elder, Michael Ofosu Ampadu, was also present together with some officers of the church, as well as the Teshie-Nungua Area Women’s Ministry Leader, Deaconess Sophia Nana Arthur.
The six groups prepared various dishes such as Kokonte with Werewere soup and Groundnut soup, Fufu with Goat Light soup and Ebunebunu soup, Ewokple and Bobi Taadi and Ademe soup. The rest of the dishes were Tuo Zaafi with Ayoyo soup; a sorted Ampesi with kontomire/gardeneggs abom among other dishes, Banku with palm nut soup and okro stew, as well as assorted rice dishes such as Waakye, Plain rice and Beetroot rice and Tumeric rice. The main dishes were also accompanied with various juices and drinks such as Asana drink, millet drink, fruit salad and smoothies.
The essence of the food bazaar, according to the District Women’s Leader, Deaconess Isabella Orhin, was to train youthful members, especially the Virtuous ladies to learn how to prepare various Ghanaian dishes.
“It is to equip ourselves with healthy homemade meals to enable us possess the nations. The vision must reside in a healthy body,” he said, adding, “It is not a competition, we are learning from each other.”
It was also an occasion to educate members on how the local dishes are prepared and to allow the various groups to interact among themselves, share ideas, network and build lasting friendships. There were lots of food to eat and drink.
The Resident Minister, Apostle Anthony O. S. Kwarteng, commended the various groups for their sacrifices in making the event a success.
“Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for God has already approved what you do” Ecclesiastes 9:7.
Report by Yaa Asantewaah Adu Boahene.