The Youth Director of The Church of Pentecost, Pastor Ebenezer Hagan, on Monday, February 14, 2022 [Valentine’s Day] dined with the youth of the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC) – Sakumono, in the Teshie-Nungua Area.
The initiative dubbed, “La Cena de Amor,” a French translation of “The Love Dinner,” was part of the activities of the Youth Ministry, Women’s Ministry and the Pentecost Men’s Ministry (PEMEM) to teach the youth about love.
Participants were treated to Red Carpet Interviews, Love games, Love Talk, Poetry, Couple Interviews, and Music and Drama.
It was joined by Mrs. Priscilla Hagan (Wife of the Youth Director), Pastor Ebenezer and Mrs. Grace Agyapong (Teshie-Nungua Area Youth Leader), and Pastor Anthony and Mrs. Eunice Owusu Sekyere Kwarteng (Resident Minister of PIWC- Sakumono).
Elder Paul Nehemiah, the District Youth Leader, commended the National Youth Directorate, for such an innovative programme held for the youth.
According to him, such events afford the youth and young couples within the district to fellowship together, interact, and learn from each other.
In a short exhortation on the topic: “Go but Don’t Go,” Pastor Hagan admonished the youth to watch their ways and take precautions as they enjoy the benefits of youthful exuberance. He urged them to strive to work hard to see the contrast in the darkness and light of the world.
“Banish anxiety and serve the Lord wholeheartedly,” he stated, adding, “Go all the way to make your youthful days count, get the best of things, and bring the new things to the church, and enjoy the blessings you are being given as a youth.”
He iterated that judgement awaits everyone. Therefore, they should be cautious in all their activities.
“Always remember your God and honour Him; we cannot go as the world goes,” he charged.
The District Women’s Ministry Leader for PIWC-Sakumono, Deaconess Isabella Orhin, also stressed the need for the youth to dress decently, work hard in keeping their marriages, eschew divorce, and manage pre-marital relationships in all righteousness and holiness.
Representing the Pentecost Men’s Ministry (PEMEM), Hon. Elder Samuel Ofosu Ampofo advised the youth to take advantage of the many opportunities in God and serve Him in diligence, saying, “In our days, such opportunities were not available. Don’t take advantage of the relaxed system to misbehave, but rather use it to do exploits for the kingdom.”
To crown it all, some persons were acknowledged and honoured in the areas of the Youth Member of the Year, Best Dressed Couple, Best Dressed Male, and Best Dressed Female for the night.
Report by Isabella Gyau Orhin.