The Area Head of the Teshie Nungua Churches of Pentecost, Accra, Apostle Rigwell Ato Addison, has performed a sod cutting ceremony for the construction of an ultra modern church building for the Sakumono Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC) in Accra.
The construction of the church building, which is in three phases, comprises a youth auditorium , the main worship centre as well as a retreat centre and children’s play ground among others.
In a sermon on the theme “Give me this mountain”, Apostle Addison urged the church members to develop the spirit of Caleb in the bible who at the age of 85 years still wanted to go to war and was ready to face battles and win.
He said God was going to bless the church members to enable them give offerings to construct the church building in a rather short time.
The Pentecost Area Head congratulated the leadership of the church for their vision in the acquisition of 12 plots of land for the construction of the auditorium.
Apostle Addison also said the PIWCs have contributed immensely to the growth of Church of Pentecost International and hence the willingness of the Area to support the district in the acquisition of the land for the project.
“PIWCs have brought beauty, splendor and spirituality into the church, Apostle Ato Addison said, adding “I pray to God to open the floodgates of heaven and pour out what is needed into the hands of members for the construction of this chapel.”
Commenting on the feat chalked by the local church, the District Pastor of Sakumono PIWC, Pastor Christian Tsekpoe, paid glowing tribute to the Apostle for the support given to the church in a bid to acquire the land, which is opposite the Regional Maritime University, near Sakumono and next to Christ Embassy and the Light house chapels.
Presiding Elder of the Church, Elder John Menlah Arthur, gave glory to God for making it possible for the ceremony to take place. Elder Menlah Arthur who also led a fund raising dubbed “Occupy 2012, My precious seed”, urged all church members both home and abroad, to contribute towards the construction of the premises to enable members move into the new premises in a relatively shorter time.
Present at the ceremony were the Area Deacon of Teshie Nungua , Elder Acquah Arhin and Elder Professor K. B. Omane Antwi, the Vice Rector of the Pentecost University College and member of the church.
By Edmund Smith-Asante