The Tepa District in Tepa Area of The Church of Pentecost has organised a maiden mass wedding ceremony for nine couples in the district.
The nine couples were Elder Isaac Fosu and Adwoa Nyarko, Elder Kofi Sarpong Kumankuma and Abena Antwiwaa, Elder Francis Owusu and Faustina A. Darkowaa, Deacon Seth Gyamfi and Adwoa Mercy, Emmanuel Kwame Badasu and Olivia Badasu, Issaka Salifu and Elizabeth Boateng, Jacob Bennah and Adwoa Frema, Bismark Azubilla and Cynthia Besah, and Kofi Opoku and Joyce Tawiah.
The marriage ceremony which took place at the Tepa Central Assembly Auditorium on Saturday, December 15, 2018, was officiated by the Tepa Area Head, Pastor Daniel Frimpong-Manso, assisted by the District Minister, Pastor Frederick Asante-Lartey. Other officiating ministers were Pastor Renold Adu (Twabidi District) and Overseer Eric Mensah (Hwediem District).
The wife of Tepa Area Head, Mrs. Lydia Frimpong-Manso and the wife of Tepa District Pastor, Mrs. Gladys Asante-Lartey were also present to grace the occasion.
Speaking at the service on the topic “Christ’s Marriage to His Church; The Best Foundation For All Marriages,” Pastor Renold Adu read from 1 Corinthians 3:10 and entreated married couples to emulate the Christ’s kind of marriage to His Church where love leads good behaviour.
He established that the marital covenant between Christ and His Church serves as the lasting example of love that all Christians should imitate.
Pastor Adu added that those who want to emulate the Abrahamic kind of marriage may end up having extramarital affair with their maid servants in times of difficulties.
“In the same vein those who imitate the Davidic kind of marriage may also end up having affair with other peoples’ wives,” he said.
He, however, stated: “Just as Christ loved us while we were yet sinners so must couples love each other in marriage. Only Christ’s kind of marriage stands the test of time.”
Report by Eric Kennedy Assifuah, Tepa