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Religion of Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Source: Maxwell l Okamafo Addo

VEEP dedicates 5000 Seater Presby Chapel in Akropong Akwapim

The Vice President, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, has stated that the church is not just the physical structure that we see as a people, but also a spiritual abode where Christians find the love of God in al times.

The Vice-President, made this known on the 19th April 2014, with the support of his wife, Mrs. Matilda Amissah-Arthur, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, Rt. Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Martey , joined hundreds of Christians at The Grace congregation of the Presbyterian church of Ghana at Akuapem-Akropong, in the Eastern region, to dedicate it's newly built chapel and manse.

He used the occasion to praise the leadership and members of the church for exhibiting unity, which has helped in pulling resources together to build the Chapel, in record time and encouraged members of the Grace congregation to reach out to people with the message of salvation, the reason for which Christ came into the world, which also signifies Easter.

Vice President Kwesi Amissah further stated that dedicating the Grace chapel on Easter was phenomenon and prayed that the house would be used for the glory of God.

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, Rt. Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Martey in a sermon said fellowship is one of the strengths of Christians and encouraged members of the congregation not to forsake the assembly of the saints, as the Bible admonishes.

Deserving servants in the church were awarded for their immense contributions, in diverse ways, to the growth of the church, over the years.

Since its establishment in 1996, by the Grace Team, led by Evangelist Dr. Ebenezer Abboah-Offei, the Grace congregation had followed the patterns of the New Testament church, which added people daily and multiplied the numbers in the church.

Its maiden service began in one of the classrooms in a former girl's school, with some 33 people. Now with a 2500 member congregation, the erection of the church edifice, this took eight years to complete.

The Grace Cathedral seats 5000 and has its basement as the church's administrative hub. The faithful call it a house of prayer, and divine favour, and a place where blessings are graciously poured on those who even don't deserve it.

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