Kumasi: Bantama Calvary Temple AG Launches 40th Anniversary
The Calvary Temple Assemblies of God Church (CTAG) at Bantama in the Kumasi Metropolis of the Ashanti region on Sunday February 16, 2020, launched its 40th anniversary celebrations.
The launch which was held at the church premise is on the theme: “Forty Years of His faithfulness”, is a year-long activity, starting in March and ending in December 2020, with a thanksgiving service as a climax.
The church was established by Light House Assemblies of God Church, Akwatialine, in 1979 as results of a crusade held at Bantama Market, and started its meetings at Philips Commercial College at Bantama, with 20 members.
The General Superintendent for the Assemblies of God Ghana, Reverend Professor Paul Yaw Frimpong Manso, launching the anniversary said the significance of the celebration was based on the fact that biblically, the number 40 is significant and it represents the length of time necessary to accomplish some major part of God’s plans in his dealings with mankind.
“God brought the Israelites to the promised land after they had wandered in the wilderness for 40 years. This is also the time for the church to take its promise. It is the time for marriages in the church to work well and also the time for people’s businesses to prosper,” he said.
Rev Prof Paul Yaw Frimpong-Manso who is also the President of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), noted that the successful story of the church was purely by the Faithfulness of God.
“As we are celebrating 40 years as a church, God would open a new page for us and if as a church we had been faithful to God over the years, then the church would be filled with radiance,” he said.
Rev Prof Frimpong-Manso noted that there were sacrilegious attempts to desecrate and obliterate the good name and the progress of the church adding that as a church, it had also gone through the time of testing and looking back they had decided to count their blessings.
The General Superintendent added that the church had achieved more because of the trust they had in God and encouraged members to also put their trust in God. He called on Christians to examine their lifestyles in accordance with the principles of the Bible.
He said recent reports about the activities of some Christian leaders was despicable and did not portray the individuals as true children of God. He called on all to remain steadfast in the Lord for Him to answer their prayers.
Planning Committee’s remarks
The Chairman of Anniversary Planning Committee Mr Kwame Gyima Oduro, outlining some of the activities of the event said it will start in March with a medical outreach at Nketia in the Atwima Nwabiagya North District, a tree planting exercise at the Atwima Nwabiagya South District, inter departmental indoor games and bible quiz in May/June.
“There will be a Gospel musical concert ,Transect walk on memory lane of CTAG , 40th Anniversary service and Awards Night in August , October and December respectively, he added.
Touching on the some achievements of the church disclosed that the congregation have acquired lands in the name of the Assemblies of God Ghana in all communities that they planted church including Asuofua, Achiase, Asamang ,Pokukrom, Asuadei, Antoakrom, Abodom, Adoato ,Edwenease, North Suntreso and Tikese.
---OtecfmGhana.com/John Antwi Boasiako