The Director of the Women’s Ministry of The Church of Pentecost, Deaconess Philomina Mireku, and her deputy, Deaconess Vivian Amfo, paid a working visit to the Ho Area of the church from October 9-11, 2023. Their arrival was met with a warm and grand reception organised by the Anum-Asikuma Zone of the Area at Anum-Asikuma Central Assembly Auditorium on Monday, October 9, 2023.
In her opening address, the Women’s Ministry Director reminded all women that the vision of the ministry was to contribute substantially to the Church’s Vision 2023 by equipping all women and ladies within the church to exemplify Christ-like character, engage in evangelism, and provide dedicated service.
Stressing the importance of repositioning the ministry, she stated the need to assess past efforts to bring people to Christ. She underscored the urgency of repositioning, characterising it as a wake-up call. Deaconess Mireku asserted that achieving favourable outcomes would necessitate a complete departure from outdated methods and processes. She thus emphasised the importance of character development as a critical aspect to focus on to realise Vision 2028.
Later on Tuesday, the director and her deputy met with all ministers’ wives, deaconesses, wives of officers, district and local Women’s Ministry executives. She emphasised the importance of collaboration in moving the ministry and the church forward.
She also met with all the women in the districts within the Ho Municipality in the evening. Delivering the sermon with reference to Romans 12:18, Deaconess Philomina Mireku asserted that Christian women were expected to positively influence their communities, starting with their own homes, local markets, and social circles. She, however, lamented that sometimes, the behaviour of one woman towards another could lead to people backsliding in their faith. She, therefore, called on women to embody a Christ-like character, believing that such a transformation would encourage the return of backsliders and bring new life to many marriages.
The Ho Area Head and Executive Council Member of the church, Apostle Dr Dela Quampah, expressed his excitement and appreciation to the leadership of the Women’s Ministry for the historic visit.
On the last day of their visit, the team met with all the women in the Kpetoe Zone, which comprises Kpetoe, Ziope, Akpokope and Adaklu Waya districts, at Kpetoe Central Chapel.
Speaking at the event, Deaconess Vivian Amfo, the Deputy Director, encouraged the women to be steadfast in prayer and be exemplary mothers, wives, and daughters just like the “Proverbs 31 Woman.”
She encouraged the young ladies to eschew laziness and immoral behaviour to achieve the purpose of God for their lives. She also encouraged parents and the church to invest in the development of the girlchild by paying attention to their personal devotions, conduct, dressing and commitment to church activities.
The Women’s Ministry Director and her deputy were accompanied by Mrs Comfort Quampah, the wife of the Ho Area Head and National Executive Committee (NEC) member of the Women’s Ministry; Deaconess Fidelia Ametefe (Area Leader) and the entire Area Executive Committee members, throughout their visitations to the various zones in the area. The Ho Area pastorate was also present to grace the occasions, which was a delight to the National Director.
The visit of Deaconess Philomina Mireku and Deaconess Vivian Amfo to the Ho Area of The Church of Pentecost was a significant event that stirred the hearts of all in attendance, inspiring a renewed commitment to reposition the local church and empower Christian women to make a lasting impact on the nation.
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