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Wasipe Church Building Dedicated

The Sawla Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle David Amankwaa, dedicated the Wasipe Assembly church building in the Tinga District of the Sawla Area on Wednesday, May 31, 2023.

The idea to establish a local assembly in Wasipe was proposed by Pastor Kodzo, who organized rallies there during his time. As a result, the assembly was opened in 2014, with Bro. Kwaku Asimadu as the first presiding brother. Unfortunately, shortly after the assembly opened, he was transferred as a teacher, causing the members to disperse.

Pastor George Kyeremateng, who succeeded Pastor Acquah, further pursued the agenda through rallies and house-to-house visitations, which resulted in the baptism of four converts. Elder David Bakari was then assigned to disciple them.

With the four converts, worship began under a tree in one Papa Gbolo’s house. The membership steadily grew, and in 2018, they purchased land for a permanent place of worship at a cost of GHS 1,400.00.

The sod-cutting ceremony for the building project took place on Tuesday, April 10, 2022, performed by Apostle David Amankwaa after receiving support from the Church’s headquarters under the Community-Based Church Building (CBCB) initiative.

Under the leadership of Pastor George Kyeremateng, the construction progressed steadily, and the foundation stone was laid by Apostle Amankwaa on Thursday, July 23, 2022, when the building reached a habitable stage.

The members’ zeal prompted them to raise funds to plaster the building themselves, in addition to the funds received from the headquarters. This collective effort ensured the timely completion of the project.

During the dedication service, Apostle Amankwaa delivered a sermon on the topic: “When the Glory of the Lord Fills a Christian,” with scriptural reference from 1 Chronicles 7:1-9.

In his sermon, he emphasised the importance of being filled with the Holy Spirit as a contemporary believer, as it makes a significant difference in life and ministry.

According to him, when a believer is filled with the Holy Spirit, worship and offering become spontaneous and voluntary, without compulsion. The work of ministry also becomes easier, as the Spirit leads in all aspects of the believer’s life.

Dedicating the building, Apostle Amankwaa expressed profound gratitude to the Chairman and the Executive Council for providing a major part of the funding for the building.

 He also commended his predecessor, Apostle William Ohemeng-Kwakye (now Anyaa-Ablekuma Area Head), for his hard work.

The Tinga District Minister, Overseer Philip Agbeko, extended his gratitude to the past ministers of the district, District Executive Committee members, and assembly members for their dedication and loyalty in supporting the building project.

The dedication service was attended by Mrs. Rosemond Amankwaa (Wife of the Area Head), the Area pastorate, Elder David Bakari (the pioneering leader of the assembly), members of the district, and other distinguished guests.

Report by Overseer Jones Dwomoh Amankwah (Sawla Area Media Team)

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