SDA College of Education unveils church building

SDA College of Education unveils church building

Dr Mrs Cecilia Odame cutting the tape to unveil the church edifice (inset)

 The Seventh – day Ad­ventist (S.D.A) College of Education last Satur­day unveiled a 1,500 seating capacity church building at the College’s premises.

The ceremony was per­formed by the President of the Southern Ghana Union Conference (SGUC) of the S.D.A Church, Pr. Dr. Thomas Techie Ocran and assisted by the Executive Secretary of the SGUC, Pr. Dr. Chris Annan-Nunoo.

Others included the President of the East Ghana Conference (EGC). Pr. Dr. Samuel Bonya Arloo, and the College Chaplain, Pr. Ernest Ofosu.

The edifice had facilities such as offices, washrooms, conference rooms, and rooms to keep materials such as choir robes.

The dedication was attended by the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the New Juaben South, Mr. Isaac Apau Gyasi, Pastors, Church elders, traditional rulers and some community members.

The project, which was started about 29 years ago was funded by the West Af­rican Division (WAD), SGUC, EGC of the SDA church, gov­ernment, community mem­bers, alumni associations, students’ contributions and individual donations.

In a sermon, Pr. Dr. Nunoo advised the congregation to always show gratitude to God for His good works.

He urged members of the congregation to be mindful of what they do as followers of Christ and also be abreast with the times and seasons.

Pr. Dr. Nunoo ad­vised the students to stay away from things that would not add value to their lives and focus on their studies to become unique teachers beneficial to the country.

He urged them to culti­vate the culture of mainte­nance to protect the edifice to last longer for posterity.

In a brief history about the church, the Chaplain, Pr. Ofosu said the college church started in the year 1995 during the era of the then Principal of the Col­lege, Prof. Charles Kuma Korante.

He said the church was operating in a wooden structure classroom block initially.

Pr. Ofosu commended the immediate past principal of the college, Prof. William Kofi Koomson who was very instrumental in the project.

The Acting Principal of the College, Dr. Cecilia Ofo­sua Odame also thanked the government, the church and every individual that con­tributed towards the church project.

The President of the EGC, Pr. Dr. Arloo said the church belongs to God and it is His property therefore they should see and treat it with utmost respect and dignity.

The MCE of the New Juaben South, Mr. Gyasi appealed to the public to abstain from unhealthy practices that would prevent the country from enjoying its current peace.

 By Linda Abrefi Wadie

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