Adoagyiri Church of Pentecost holds service for retirees

Adoagyiri Church of Pentecost holds service for retirees

Pastor Samuel Kwesi Bonney,District Pastor of Adoagyiri and

Pastor Peter Godson Andoh(rtd) praying for the retirees

A retirement service had been held for twelve retired officers of the Church of Pentecost, Nsawam Area Adoagyiri District in the Eastern region last Saturday.

The retirees who have served the church between 15 and 48years were Elder Abraham Amoah Larbi, Elder Christopher Columbus Coffie, Deacon Peter Tetteh, Deacon Adu Yaw Gyekye and Deaconess Sophia Theresa Arkoh,

Elder Abraham Amoah  Larbi(second from left) with a retired officer and some members of the church
Elder Abraham Amoah Larbi(second from left) with a retired officer and some members of the church

The others were Deaconesses Felicia Dimado, Juliana Sarfo, Deaconess Mercy Addo, Janet Wor­nah, Gladys Naadu Lartey, Cynthia Nsaah and Juliana Afram.

They were presented with cita­tions, certificates and cheques for their services to the church over the years.

Mrs Nancy Bonney(right),of Adoagyiri District presenting a citation to Elder Abraham Amoah Larbi

The programme was attended by the leadership and members of the church, retired officers, fami­lies and loved ones among others who took turns to dance with the retirees and congratulated them for their services rendered to the church.

Preaching the Service, the Adoag­yiri District Pastor Samuel Kwesi Bonney encouraged Christians to prepare for their retirement whiles in service.

Retirees congratulated by the clergy
Retirees congratulated by the clergy

He urged officers of the church to work hard to help build the church, adding that there was reward in doing Gods’ work.

“God will remember you, He has not forgotten about you, there is blessing in serving God, He will surely reward your services,” he added.

The District Pastor urged officers of the church to mentor the youth to take up leadership positions to ensure the progress of the church.

He urged officers of the church to work hard to seek the progress of the church, despite the chal­lenges they faced.

He commended the retirees for their dedication and selfless work over the years in ensuring the growth of the church.

Elder Abraham Larbi (rtd) on be­half of other retirees thanked the church for the opportunity given to them to serve the church over the years.

Pastor Samuel Kwesi Bonney(seated middle)with the retirees and other members of the church
Pastor Samuel Kwesi Bonney(seated middle)with the retirees and other members of the church

He commended families and friends for their support during their tenure of office and assured the leadership of the willingness to support the church in diverse ways when called upon.

As part of the occasion prayers were offered for the retirees for good health, the church and the nation for peace and stability.

From Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi, Nsawam

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