More than 220 widows and widowers of the Sawla Area of The Church of Pentecost participated in a “Love Feast” fully funded by the Sawla Area Head, Pastor David Amankwaa, and his wife, Rosemond, last Saturday,
The event, which took place at the ABB Jirbaline auditorium, Sawla, drew participants from the Sawla and Bole zones comprising nine districts, namely Sawla, Nyange, Sindaa, Kakease, Nakwabi, Changbalyiri, Bole, Bole Customs and Mandari.
In his welcome address at the event, Pastor David Amankwaa expressed gratitude to God for making the “Love Feast” a reality and for the huge turnout.
According to the Area Head, the Lord laid it on his heart to organise a feast for the widows and widowers in the Area in order to share fellowship with them. Pastor Amankwaa further stated that the programme would be replicated in the Tinga and Jinavore Zones of the Church to extend love and fellowship with 700 widows in the Area by the end of the year.
Exhorting the gathering with Matthew 25:35-40, Pastor Amankwaa emphasised the need to care for the aged, widows and widowers in the church and society.
He also advised Christians to anticipate the second coming of Jesus Christ and be always prepared to meet their Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Empathising with the participants, the Sawla Area Head said that widowhood is fraught with various challenges such as loneliness, lack of companionship, lack of care from relatives, and most importantly, the absence of children to comfort one in difficult times. He, however, assured them that the Lord is always present with them in all times and seasons.
He also encouraged them to continue to trust in the word of God and the power of the Holy Spirit to keep them going.
“Being a widow or widower is not a curse, but a part of life. So, do not give up, rather, rely on God to supply all your needs,” he said.
Mrs. Rosemond Amankwaa assured the widows and widowers of God’s providence only if they continued to depend on Him even in their present situation.
As part of the event, some of the participants, including Mrs. Mary Danah, wife of the late Pastor John Danah, shared their experiences in widowhood.
All participants were treated to sumptuous meals and drinks served by the Area Head, his wife, and the Women’s Ministry.
All ministers and wives within the Bole and Sawla zones attended the event.
Report by Sawla Area Media Team