It was a joyous moment when the Twifo Anogyan District in the Twifo Praso Area of The Church of Pentecost held a splendid service to honour six officers who have served the Church for several years.
The retired officers were Elders R. E. Asamoah (28 years of service), Sampson Asiedu (28 years of service) and Deacon Benjamin Yaw Arthur (28 years of service). The rest were Deaconesses Christiana Mensah (35 years of service), Mary Asakia (23 years of service) and Georgina Adokoh (38 years of service).
Their celebration occurred at the Bethel Assembly church auditorium on Sunday, October 29, 2023.
Apostle Lawrence Otu-Nyarko, the Twifo Praso Area Head, chaired the programme, assisted by Pastor Emmanuel Asante Obeng, the District Minister.
Delivering the sermon, Pastor Frank Larbi of Twifo Praso District spoke on the topic, “Celebrating the Soldiers Who Call Men Into Christ’s Victory,” – Hebrews 6:10 and 2 Cor.2:12-17, among other biblical passages.
He stressed that although the journey of salvation is not easy, there is a victory for those who follow Jesus Christ wholeheartedly because He is the victor.
He stated that Satan and his agents, namely death, hades, and religious setup, did whatever they could to overpower Jesus Christ, but they could not, saying, “Jesus was crucified, died and buried, but to the glory of God, death and hades could not hold Him captive because He is the source of life.”
He highlighted that there is a need for Christians to follow Christ and call others to follow Him in order to share in His glorious victory.
“Jesus Christ is the captain of the army that fought and conquered Satan and his forces. There is no need to retreat during difficult times, for Christ has won the victory,” he said, adding, “Follow Him, rescue others from the kingdom of Satan by leading them to Christ, and one day, your labour will be rewarded.”
The Area Head, Apostle Lawrence Otu-Nyarko, expressed his heartfelt appreciation to the retirees and thanked them for their hard work and dedication, which significantly contributed to the growth and progress of the Church in the Area.
To honour their exceptional services to the Church, the retirees were presented with citations of honour and certificates of service.
The event was attended by the pastorate in the Area and their spouses, among other distinguished guests.
Report by Joseph Smiles Adu.