The Tarkwa Area of The Church of Pentecost dedicated a duplex Mission House to house the Tarkwa Sector PENSA Traveling Secretary and the Resident Minister for the Dr. S.K. Baidoo Worship Centre, who doubles as the General Manager for Pentecost Hospital, Tarkwa.
The twin apartment storey building has five bedrooms each with other facilities such as a living room, a family area, a kitchen, a store room and a dining room.
This dedication service was held on Sunday, August 7, 2022 at the Dr. S.K. Baidoo Worship Centre. It was officiated by the Tarkwa Area Head, Apostle Dr. Daniel Okyere Walker, who is also the Western and Western North Regional Coordinating Council Chair of the Church.
In a brief remark, Apostle Dr. Walker mentioned that it is the vision of the leadership of The Church of Pentecost that ministers and their families are well housed and thus thanked God for making the project a reality.
The mission house project was started by Pastor Dr. Edward Arko Koranteng, the first resident minister of Emmanuel Worship Centre (now Dr. S K Baidoo Worship Centre) and General Manager of the Tarkwa Pentecost Clinic (now Hospital). The sod-cutting ceremony for the project took place on September 8, 2018 and was officiated by Apostle Samuel Yaw Antwi with support from Pastor Koranteng and Pastor Eric Abeiku Quainoo, the Travelling Secretary (TS) for Tarkwa Sector. Pastor Dr. Arko supervised the project to the lintel level on the first floor before his reassignment in March 2019.
His successor, Pastor Dr. Suleman De-Graft Issaka, the current Resident Minster for Dr. S.K Baidoo Worship Centre and General Manger for the Tarkwa Pentecost Hospital, supported by Pastor Quainoo, continued the project to its completion.
Pastor Emmanuel Nkansah of Aboso District, delivering a sermon at the event, stated that the purpose of the mission house is to serve the mission of God.
Speaking on the topic,” The Mission House” with reading from 2 Kings 4:8-10, Pastor Nkansah emphasised that the mission house is a house to accommodate someone on a mission and assignment; hence, whoever stays in the mission house carries a special mission.
“So, when a minister is in the mission house, all he does is in the interest of the church,” he opined.
He also described the mission house as the operational centre where prayer emanates to the whole district and local assembly.
“Therefore, visions and strategies are first received and worked at from the mission house. Since the occupants of the Mission House are on a God-sent mission; they ensure that the mission house is filled with the presence of God,” he said.
The Aboso District Minister further noted that the mission house serves as a refuge for the afflicted, poor, rich and all manners of people who go through hard times, saying: “People, who are not necessarily members, come there and receive their breakthrough.”
Considering the importance of the mission house, Pastor Nkansah said it is the responsibility of the occupants and the church to ensure that the mission house serves its purpose, is well-kept, and the minister and his family, are well catered for.
Pastor Emmanuel Nkansah, therefore, encouraged the church to pray that the presence of God would saturate the mission house so that the expectation of anyone who enters there would be met.
Present at the ceremony were Mrs. Irene Odi Walker (Wife of Tarkwa Area Head), the entire Tarkwa Area pastorate and their wives, Elder John Arthur (Tarkwa Area Deacon), Elder Alex Ayim (Tarkwa Area Executive Committee Member), officers and members of the DSK Baidoo Worship Centre and PENSA UMaT.
Report by Tarkwa Area Media Team.