Sawla District Mission House Refurbished

The Sawla District Mission House of The Church of Pentecost has been given a facelift.

The total for the refurbishment amounted to GH¢133,606.00, funded by grants from the General Headquarters, International Missions Board, AIDF, and with support from some districts and individuals in the Teshie-Nungua Area, namely PIWC – Graceland, PIWC-Sakumono, Elder Seth Ocran of Baatsona District, and Deacon Eddie Grant Nartey & Family of PIWC-Sakumono. The District Minister, Pastor Maxwell Nti, and his wife, Cecilia also contributed greatly to the project.

The Sawla District was created in 1960. The first district minister resided in a rented apartment. In 1986, the then District Minister, Pastor Ayi Mantey (now retired) built a 2-room apartment to serve as a mission house. Successive ministers continued to expand it to form a compound-like square house. In 1995, the structure was completed and dedicated by Prophet Martinson Kwadwo Yeboah, the then Chairman, assisted by Apostle Joseph Albert Mensah, then Area Head for Upper West Region, and Pastor S. K. Amankonah, the then District Minister.

Gradually, the structural integrity of the building became worse – full of cracks and leakages – making it unsafe for habitation.

The Sawla Area Head, Apostle William Ohemeng-Kwakye, on his arrival in the Area in 2017, saw the need to redesign the building and received support from the Headquarters. Work on the project commenced in October 2019 and was completed and dedicated in March 2021.

Speaking at the dedication ceremony, Apostle Ohemeng-Kwakye exhorted the congregants on the topic, “Do what is honourable before God and men,” quoting from 2 Corinthians 8:20-21 and 9:1-3.

He stated that the world is full of critics, therefore believers ought to do what is honourable before God and men, and strive to have a good name as indicated in Proverbs 22:1 to glorify the name of the Lord.

In appreciation, Pastor Maxwell Nti, the Sawla District Minister, thanked God for the grace to refurbish the mission house. He also expressed his profound gratitude to the leadership of the church and all and sundry for the massive support for the project.

In attendance were all the ministers and their wives in the Area.  

Report by Area Media Committee.

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