Rev. Abakah donates to Bethel Methodist Society
Rev. And Mrs Lovelace Abekah of Bethel Methodist Society Church at Community 8, Tema, last week presented a wheel chair to the Society’s sick bay as an appreciation for the love and care shown their family by the church members while fellowshipping with them.
According to Rev. Abakah, the gesture was to strengthen the existing bond between his family and the church in view of his transfer to the Jaway Whart at Half Assini in the Western Region to continue with service to God and humanity.
The Superintendent Minister of the church, Very Rev. Maj. Ebo Ephraim , said the thanksgiving service for the out going Rev. Minister (rtd) was necessary as part of the process leading to Rev Abekah’s travel in Methodist practice.
According to him, Rev. Abakah was commissioned on Sunday, June 27, 2021, at Community 8 Bethel Society Church, this year after passing through series of examinations and interviews at the Diocesan and Synod levels after which he was cleared at the Connexional level to undergo a three-year training in Theological Extension at the Trinity Theological Seminary.
He continued that, to become a fully ordained Minister in the Methodist Church, “one has to begin his or her travelling or itinerant ministry for three years under two Superintendent Ministers before his or her ordination.
According to him, Rev Abakah was a committed and hard working Christian who could be trusted in the ministry.
Delivering his last sermon on the theme ‘Is not about me’, Rev Abakah admonished the church and Christians to consider the experience of Joseph in the bible when he was sold out by his brothers into slavery neither did they know that God allowed it so he could change the destiny of their family .
The out-going Rev. said Joseph could have neglected his brothers or family and enjoyed the wealth and power he commanded for himself but he came to the rescue of his family and society.
He said many a time God blessed us as individual’s or family for us to bless others especially those in need for the glorification of His name but we to looked down on others and even put the venerable to shame.
‘ When God blesses us and instead of us blessing others in need, we turn to say do you know how I suffered to get what I have or how where I am today forgetting who got you where you are” he stressed .
To him, “God blesses us in many ways for us to be a channel and provide hope, a source of encouragement, a light at the tunnel in someone’s life and we should not claim our blessings or grace to be coming from our own personal efforts”.
The church also presented a citation and other gifts to them as an appreciation for their dedicated service.
By Victor A Buxton