Assemblies of God cuts sod for construction of Legacy Temples

Assemblies of God cuts sod for construction of Legacy Temples

Rev Wengam drives one of the earth moving machines at the site

The General Superintendent of Assemblies of God (AG), Ghana, Rev. Stephen Yenusom Wengam has cut the sod to kick-start the construction of Legacy Temples for the church at a ceremony in Adansi Asokwa in the Ashanti Region.

The Legacy Temple Project is an initiative within the vision of the General Superintendent dubbed “The Transformation Agenda” and aimed at championing the construction of church buildings to be called Legacy Temples in newly-planted churches especially in rural communities.

• Rev Bengam leads the church
leadership and workers in prayer
• Rev Bengam leads the church leadership and workers in prayer

The plan is for individuals, groups and agencies within the church to put up these buildings in places of their choice.

The ceremony coincided with the sod cutting for the construction of one such Legacy Temple at Adansi Asokwa.

Addressing the gathering to cut the sod for the project, Rev. Wengam recounted the genesis of AG in Yendi in 1931, which was then within a rural area of the Northern Region.

He noted that most AG churches in rural areas were not blessed with decent places of worship, hence the vision to encourage members of the church to build temples in rural areas.

He hoped that people would respond to build thousands of churches in Ghana.

He cited the example of the Cen­turion in Luke Chapter 7 who built a synagogue for the Jews and King David who had purposed in his heart to build a temple for God, saying, such persons have a special place in the heart of God.

Rev Wengam noted, that there is no such time as the perfect time, and called on members to begin to exer­cise faith and take the step to do it.

He said no church deserves to worship under trees, and that ev­ery church deserves a decent place to worship, announcing that church members who take the initiative to build temples for churches shall be honoured at General Council meet­ings.

The General Superintendent and his wife showed the way for the con­struction of Legacy Temples, when they sponsored the construction of a 300-seater Chapel at Goaso in the Ahafo region.

They are currently sponsoring the completion of the temple of the first Assemblies of God Ghana Church in Yendi, where missionaries first set up the church in Ghana in 1931.

Rev Wengam paid special tribute to the Adansi Asokwahene, Nana Ofori Kusi Ampofo II, for giving the land free of charge for the purpose of building the temple.

In response, Nana Kusi said the land belongs to God and so, he could not refuse to give it back to him for the building of the temple. Special prayers were said for the chief and the people of Adansi.

The Lead Sponsor of the project, Deacon Kwabena Adu-Boahene said the decision to build the temple came from an observation made by his mother during the funeral of his late father.

The 500-seater auditorium has an office, upper terrace and children’s chapel. It is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Present at the ceremony were, the Assistant General Superintendent of AG, Ghana, Rev. Tito Adjei and his wife, the General Treasurer, Rev. Simon Abu Baba and his wife, and the President of the Ministers’ Wives Asso­ciation of AG Mrs Monica Wengam.

Also present was the Regional Super­intendent of the Ashanti West Region of AG, Rev. Kofi Bempah. the Secretary of the Legacy Temple Commission, Deacon Aguriba who also addressed the gathering.

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