The Worawora District of The Church of Pentecost in the Hohoe Area has organised a retirement service for five officers of the Church who have gallantly served God and the Church for several years.
The retired officers include Deaconesses Francisca Agoba (38 years of service), Elizabeth Obimpeh (26 years of service), Susana Darkoa (15 years of service), Grace Kesewaa (10 years of service), and Asamoabea Evelyn (8 years of service).
The event, which took place recently at the Central Auditorium, was officiated by the District Minister, Pastor Samuel Opata Oduetey.
Pastor Oduetey congratulated the gallant soldiers of the cross for successfully serving till their old age and thanked them for their service to the Church and humanity.
Preaching the sermon at the service on “Receiving the crown of life,” the Pai Katanga District Minister of the Church, Overseer Joshua Fiador, urged Christians to hold on to the mantle of their calling.
He called on every Christian leader to discharge their duty faithfully. He disclosed that the crown of life includes long life with good health, resting in joy and satisfaction, and eternal life.
He concluded his sermon with 1 Timothy 3:13 that those who have served well will gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.
Gifts, citations, certificates of service, and an undisclosed amount of money, were presented to the retired officers.
The District Minister, Pastor Samuel Oduetey Opata, on his part, encouraged believers to serve the Lord faithfully, and one day the Lord will reward them.
Present at the service were Mrs Magaret Akushika Opata (wife of Worawora District Pastor), Mrs Veronica Fiador (wife of Pai Katanga District Minister), Overseer David Gbeti (Abotoase Lakeside District Minister), as well as members and officers in the Worawora District of the Church.
Report by Daniel Owusu Asamoah