From the Superintendent's DESK
I arrived in Ghana on Wednesday with delegates from Western and Central Africa (WECA), including Isaac Adigun, the District Superintendent. We have been enjoying the meetings and are scheduled to continue here through the close of the activities on Sunday. Here is a report of the first week’s activities, which took place before we arrived.
The 2022 Ghana camp meeting, which began on Sunday, August 28, was preceded by two weeks of prayer meetings at all branch locations in Accra. We prayed for God’s blessings to fall in abundance during the camp meeting event.
A conference for ministers and workers was held on Friday, August 26. The morning session was on the topics of “The Church” and “Spiritual Qualifications.” In the afternoon, the topic was “The Church and Family.” All of these were taken from the Minister’s Manual. During the sessions, attendees were reminded that the Church is built by Christ (Matthew 16:17-18) and is His visible representation on earth. Also, the Bible instructs that ministers of the Word must be above reproach. Texts of 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9 were used to show this includes having Bible-sanctioned marriages and an orderly household. It also means not being self-willed, quick-tempered, given to wine, inclined to violence, or influenced by monetary gain.
The camp meeting began with Sunday school and a skit presented by the students from the Accra zone. They depicted the revival of the worship of God that took place under King Hezekiah. Their skit reflected this year’s theme of “O Lord, Revive Thy Work,” taken from Habakkuk 3:2.
The devotional message also emphasized the camp theme. John Bekoe, the Ghana Country Leader, used Habakkuk 3:2 for his text and spoke on the topic of “Ready for Revival—Our Need of Spiritual Revival.” He reminded the congregants that current events point to the need for revival. Fervent prayer at the altars followed the service.
During the first week of meetings, Bible teachings were delivered each Tuesday through Friday morning on the topics of “Building on a Sure Foundation,” “Pursuing Revival and Practical Steps,” “Sound Doctrine,” and “A Pure Gospel.” Youth services were held in the afternoons on Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday. Evangelistic Services were held on Sunday and Tuesday through Friday in the evenings. Worshippers prayed earnestly after each service, and God visited in a special way, blessing mightily.
The camp meeting concert was held on Saturday, September 3, with a theme of “Send a Revival.” It featured the songs “We Praise Thee,” “I Will Extoll Thee,” “Every Time I Feel the Spirit,” “I Would Take Nothing for My Journey Now,” and “Send a Revival Medley.” In addition, local airs were presented, including “Mma Moakoma Entutu” (“Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled”) and “Mema Meri So” (“I Will Lift Up My Eyes”). The concert concluded with a short drama on eternity, which spurred people to pray.
The attendance during the week ranged from 650 during Bible teachings to 1225 during the concert. This included delegations from the Western and Central Africa (WECA) headquarters, the Benin Republic, and Togo. By Friday, many had reported receiving blessings. Salvation was claimed by eighty-two, sanctification by thirty-five, and the baptism of the Holy Spirit by thirteen. In addition, eighty-one were healed of various ailments, eighty-eight were re-anointed, and one hundred nine received various other blessings from the Lord.