Today marks exactly 100 weeks that Christian leaders in Ghana have been meeting physically and virtually to intercede for the nation since the discovery of COVID-19 Pandemic in the country.
To commemorate the day, the leadership of The Church of Pentecost (CoP), led by Apostle Eric Nyamekye, Chairman, The Church of Pentecost, this morning, joined various Christian leaders in Ghana, to celebrate the goodness of God upon the nation through prayers.
This event was held at the Assemblies of God, Head Office, at Ridge, Accra, and virtually on Zoom platform for those outside Accra to participate.
Most Reverend Dr. Paul K. Boafo, Presiding Bishop, Methodist Church Ghana, in his welcome address, said the purpose for the gathering was to celebrate the faithfulness and goodness of God upon the lives of the citizens of the country.
“We called for national prayer meetings, and today marks exactly 100 weeks,” we have been praying for the nation ever since covid surface in the country,” he stated.
The Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church Ghana praised The Church of Pentecost for its unwavering commitment to the success of prayer sessions through the voluntary use of its electronic platforms during the heat of the Covid-19 Pandemic.
He said the Christian leaders played a major role as stakeholders during the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic through prayers organised to intercede for the land.
Speaking on the meeting’s theme: “Give Thanks” from 1 Chronicles 16:34, Most Reverend Samuel Noi Mensah, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Full Gospel Church International, and a member of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), stated that thanksgiving is fundamentally important in everyone’s life.
He noted in Matthew 14:19 that after taking the five loaves of bread and two fishes, Jesus thanked God for the provision. This, he claimed, demonstrated that Jesus formed a habit of giving thanks.
“We should not belittle the small things we obtain,” he said.
He repeated that as individuals and leaders, we must be grateful to God for preserving the nation, adding, “We have a grumbling attitude, but we must be grateful to God.”
The offering during the meeting was donated to The Church of Pentecost in support of its Home and Urban Missions (HUM).
Among key Christian leaders present at the event were Rev. Dr. Joyce Aryee, Executive Director, Salt and Light Ministries & Member Board of Trustees, National Cathedral of Ghana, Rev. Prof. Paul Frimpong-Manso, General Superintendent, Assemblies of God, Ghana, Father Lazarus Anondee, General Secretary of Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (representing Most Rev. Philp Naameh, President of Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference), and Rev. Helena Opoku-Sarkodie, Minister In-charge, Tema Joint Church.
Among the CoP delegation were Apostle Emmanuel Agyemang Bekoe (International Missions Director, CoP), Prophet David Kankam Beditor (Chairman of Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Committee, Executive Council Member, and Ashaiman Area Head, CoP), Apostle Lawrence Otu-Nyarko (Financial & Administrative Director, CoP), Apostle Vincent Anane Denteh, (Men’s Ministry Director and Executive Council Member, CoP), and Apostle Mike Etrue (Kaneshie Area Head and Executive Council Member, CoP).
The rest were Apostle (Lt. Col.) Benjamin Kumi-Woode (Deputy Director, Religious Affairs of The Ghana Armed Forces and Resident Minister of Burma Camp Worship Center, CoP), Apostle John Osei Amaniampong (La Area Head, CoP), Apostle Patrick Aseyero (Odorkor Area Head, CoP) and Apostle Dr. Emmanuel Anim (Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Pentecost University).