Apostle Dr. Dela Quampah, the Ho Area Head and an Executive Council Member of The Church of Pentecost, has encourage Christian youth to prioritise thanksgiving above any everything else.
He said this during the recently-held Transformers Conference, organised by the Pentecost Students and Associates (PENSA) Ghana, in collaboration with the Youth Ministry of The Church of Pentecost.
The event was held place at three centers nationwide; the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC) – Gomoa Fetteh, the Pentecost Students’ and Associates (PENSA) – KNUST branch auditorium – Kumasi and the University for Development Studies (UDS) Campus – Tamale.
Speaking to the topic: “Living by the Values and Principles of the Kingdom of God”, Apostle Dr. Dela Quampah urged the youth to prioritise gratitude, emphasising the importance of letting their thanksgiving list exceed their shopping list with God.
Highlighting the cultural significance of gratitude, Apostle Dr. Quampah remarked, “Gratitude is sometimes overlooked in certain cultures, but it should be highly practiced by all.
We ought to appreciate God for His goodness and also express gratitude for the basic acts of kindness from people. In summary, gratitude should be fundamental.”
Quoting from 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18, he stressed that gratitude has the power to improve one’s attitude and is a key to opening doors in one’s life.
He added, “Whatever we appreciate should be valued; it brings about a winsome attitude that is essential for personal growth.”
The Ho Area Head drew attention to the significance of appreciating family, stating, “Appreciate family and stop demonising families because gratitude brings a lot of social recognition.”
Referencing a message from Luke 17:11-19, he reminded the youth that Jesus condemns ingratitude, reinforcing the idea that being thankful is an acknowledgment of someone adding value to one’s life.
Concluding his presentation, Apostle Dr. Quampah encouraged the youth to embrace gratitude as a fundamental principle which will foster positive attitudes.
Report by PENSA Ghana Media/Editorial Team