The Church of Pentecost Men Ministry in Ho Area commemorated the Father’s Day celebration in honour of the men and fatherly figures in the Area.
This event was held in a grant style at the PIWC -Ho on Sunday 20th June 2021 and was well attended by 187 participants with the Women’s Ministry present to celebrate the Fathers with their gifts.
Ho Area was much honored to receive Pastor Philip Kwashie Ackumey a PEMEM National Executive Member as the Guest Speaker for the occasion including Aps. Dr. Dela Quampah the Area Head –Ho with some of the Pastorates.
Aps. Dr. Dela Quampah, commended the Area Executives of PEMEM for their zeal to move the Ministry to their current level with their activities permeating throughout the various Districts in the Area.
Speaking at the event, Pastor Philip Ackumey said, this date is marked all over the world to honor all fathers and as such the Church’s involvement in venerating the day is an echoing sign that fatherhood is to be celebrated. He again, seized the occasion to sound the alarm bell to fathers who may have neglected their responsibilities to assume their roles.
A panel discussion moderated by Eld. Daniel Anyormi was set up to discuss the topic “The Father’s Legacy” with Aps. Dr. Dela Quampah, Pastor Philip Ackumey and Eld. Seth Yaw Peasah as panelists.
The panel defined legacy as tangible and intangible assets one could leave over for his children. In other words, it is a preserved heritage reserved through a family line.
A responsible father, they explained to be the one who stands on ground in all situations and lives an exemplary life for the children to emulate. He personally sees to the upbringing of the children, they added.
The Women’s Ministry led by Mrs. Comfort Quampah the Women’s Ministry National Executive Member and the wife of the Area Head gave a solidarity message to the Father’s to mark the Day’s celebration.
“Father’s day is a period of casting some reflections on our fathers. Their hard work, and all that they do in order to keep the home running”, she said.
“You always go extra mile to see to the upkeep of the family of God, your children as well as anyone”
“On behalf of the women all over the world and in Ho Area, we say ayekoo” she concluded.
They took the opportunity to put a request before the men that “despite your busy schedule working very hard to satisfy the needs of the family, it’s a plea for us for you to take some rest out of your busy schedule and to spend quality time with us and the family” they ended.
Series of gifts were showered on the men with a beautifully decorated cake cut to climax the Father’s Day celebration amidst colourful cultural displays.
Report By Overseer Felix Brakatu