It is with thankful and joyful hearts that my family and I join the Minister-in-Charge, Session and the faithful of the Christ Congregation, East London, of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, to celebrate the significant achievement of the acquisition and the dedication of a new hall for worship and fellowship. It is a landmark achievement; a monument, testifying to the power of unity and focused leadership. It is reason for celebration: the celebration of the collective achievement of God’s people within the rather short period of eight years of existence as a congregation.
The dedication of this property is indication that the wider family of the Presbyterian church of Ghana stands to achieve even greater feats if all its congregations, districts and Presbyteries approach our service to God with a sense of unity and loyalty. Therefore, let Christ Congregation stay connected to the higher courts of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, playing its role as a responsible member of a bigger family with a mission from God.
Furthermore, the achievement we celebrate today is proof that the power and love of God are sufficient guarantee for the growth of our Church and the success of initiatives made in faith. Therefore, on this auspicious occasion, we wish you God’s special blessings for spiritual growth and effective ministry to the East London community and its environs. The Presbyterian Church of Ghana, within the Reformed family, has always sought to affect the wider community with the light of the gospel.
It is the grace of God and your commitment to uphold the best of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana’s heritage that have ensured the success we celebrate today. Let that commitment lead you to higher achievements: the acquisition of a place of worship is only the beginning of the great things God can do in the midst of His people. Let us build a dynamic and growing church in this hall to give voice to the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the East London community. In this connection, I urge each of you to position yourself well to work toward the achievement of Vision 1.5, which requires every Presbyterian Church of Ghana member to win and disciple, at least, one soul, every year.