A colourful ceremony has been held at the E. K. Kyei Memorial Temple, Baatsona to inaugurate the Teshie-Nungua Area Chieftaincy Ministry of The Church of Pentecost.
The event which took place last Sunday was attended by chiefs and queen mothers from Teshie and Nungua Traditional Councils and other parts of the country.
Also in attendance was the Member of Parliament for Ledzokuku Hon. Benjamin Ayiku Narh, and the Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Modecai Quarshie.
The Area Head, Apostle Wilberforce Nkrumah Agyeman, who chaired the event, also inaugurated a seven-member Executive Committee to steer the affairs of the new ministry in the Area.
The Committee, which has Nii Afotey Anokwafo, a Divisional Chief of Nungua Traditional Area, as Chairman, has the following as members: Nii Sunkwa Ago Anum VI, a sub-divisional Chief of Nungua Traditional Area, Pastor Justice Appiah Afful, Elder Stephen Agorhom, Elder Stephen Djaba, Elder Seth Mensah Adjetey, and Elder Ebenezer Sackey.
In a sermon on the topic, “Equipping Royals to Set Their House in Order to Possess the Nations,” Apostle Wilberforce Nkrumah Agyeman quoted various Bible tests including 2 Kings 20: 1-7; 1 Peter 2:9-10, Proverbs 15:22 and 1 Timothy 2;1-2, and called on royals to relly on the power of the Almighty God in every challenge that they may face in their rule.
“God listens to the prayer of kings and rulers. When you pray to Him like King Hezekiah did, He will listen to you and answer your prayers,” he said, adding, “Because King Hezekiah called on God through prayer, God granted him many more years to live.”
He urged the chiefs to give their lives to the Lord Jesus Christ and live for Him. He said kingship was designed by God Almighty who established the reign of many kings of old who walked closely with Him.
“Be faithful to God, maintain a humble heart, submit to God’s values,” he stressed.
He added: “Tell God to take care of your people and help bring development to your communities. There is no good news than the gospel of salvation. Great works are done by God’s divine hands; great works are done by God’s spirit through us so that the glory will be for God and your chieftaincy will progress.”
The Chairman of the Area’s Chieftaincy Ministry, Nii Afotey Anokwafo, commended the leadership of The Church of Pentecost for the vision to extend the gospel to royals in the country.
He called on chiefs to put away all gods among them and look up to Jesus alone for help in all situations, saying, “We are ready to carry the good news to all the people in our communities.”
Apostle Nkrumah Agyemang also inaugurated the district Chieftaincy Ministry executives from the 26 districts of the Area.
Report by Isabella Gyau Orhin & Ernest Marfo.