Apostolic Praise is 10 years, Hurray! Apostolic Praise Concert organized by the Accra South Territory of the Christ Apostolic Church International, is 10 years old. As part of our 10-year anniversary celebration, we’ve put together lots of great surprises for you. This year’s Apostolic Praise Concert will be held at the GNAT Hall, opposite Airtel-Tigo Office, Accra.
On the bill this year is, ‘the legendary’ Elder Mireku, 2018’s gospel artist of the year “Diana Hamilton”, ‘the stage shaker’ Nhyira Betty, and ‘the sensational young talent’ Emmanuel Bredu, among others. M.C. for this event is the “Empress” herself, Nana Ama McBrown.
This event is being organized in aid of ‘Saving Children with Cancer’. We humbly appeal to all and sundry, to come support this worthy course. Rate is a cool GH¢20.00 regular and GH¢50.00 VIP. You can dial *213*6# to purchase a ticket (This option is only available for MTN MOMO users). Make a date with us on Sunday, 15th December, 2019 at exactly 4:30pm as worship and praise the name of the Almighty God.
Growing up in his native Asueyi, a village near Techiman in today’s Bono Region, George Yeboah determined that his purpose in life was to help nurture plants and animals to grow healthily and abundantly for the nourishment of the bodies of mankind.
To accomplish his destiny, George, born March 28, 1960, set himself on the course of becoming an Agricultural Extension Officer- a profession that would enable him to aid many farmers to produce a harvest so bountiful and far reaching. It was, therefore, all excitement when he received a Diploma Certificate, in 1984, from the Agricultural College at Ejura in the Ashanti Region, and after a year of practical training he got employed by the Ministry of Agriculture.
But that was not God’s will for His servant because He needed George to rescue souls and guide them to live godly and fruitful lives on earth, while their souls were nurtured for glorious living in heaven.
This message came to George in many a prophecy and wise counsel but he was deeply set on his prime mission: to serve the physical needs of man. And this was not because he did not know His maker, or that he took the things of God lightly.
Grandma Akua Brago, a peasant farmer, whom George and his younger brother lived with until they turned 13 and 11, respectively, had done a very good job giving them the Catholic Christian values they needed to stay out of trouble. They embraced the training of the woman they thought was their biological mother and studied hard, regardless of the subsistence living they had to endure, to outperform their classmates at their Asueyi L.A. Basic School.
Their staunch Methodist parents, Stephen Kofi Yeboah and Anna Manu, both of blessed memory, were then living at Techiman with their three other siblings.
At a very young age, George knew he loved God, and was fortunate enough to hang around some Pentecostal fire-brand young adults with similar devotion – so at 12 years, one of them led him to say the sinner’s prayer and accepted the Lord Jesus as his personal savior and received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
There was always this compulsion in his heart to pray and so in obedience, he kept his flame alight with all-night prayers, fasting and evangelism, and it just thrilled him to remain in the true vine.
One day in 1982, while George was praying on the Asueyi Mountain (now the site of Our Holy Cross Calvary Grotto- Church) the Holy Spirit led him to the church God wanted him to attend – Christ Apostolic Church – International (CACI).
“I had been praying there for some time and I was so unkempt, but I went straight into the service,” he states. “I felt so much relief once I became a member of the Church”.
Before the Mountain incident, he had accompanied his mother, on occasions, to attend prayer sessions at the local CAC Techiman. One of his spirit filled friends, Joshua, was a member of the church and sometimes invited him to their services.
The church has climaxed its centenary celebration with a Thanksgiving Service at the Black Star Square in Accra last Sunday. As part of the centenary celebration, the church donated three state-of-the-art ambulances to the 37 Military Hospital, the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), the Sunyani Government Hospital and another ambulance which is yet to arrive in the country would be given to the Tamale Hospital in the Northern Region to enhance health delivery.
The anniversary under the theme: “100 Years of impacting the World Through Pentecostalism” brought together over 10,000 members of the Church across the world, including India, Italy, Belgium, United Kingdom, USA, South Africa, and Nigeria, to acknowledge God’s grace and mercies for sustaining them throughout the turbulent years. Speaking at the service, the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo indicated that, his government would implement policies and programmes that would grow the economy and create jobs to improve the living standards of Ghanaians.
He, therefore, urged Ghanaians to be united and support the government’s efforts to grow the economy and create wealth for all. Calling for the support of Ghanaians, he noted that, even though he has started implementing some of his campaign promises, but there is a lot to be done, therefore, he needs the support of Ghanaians because without their support he cannot achieve them.
The President said Ghana was not poor because it had enough resources. He gave the assurance that his government would root out corruption from the system and implement pragmatic policies that would benefit all Ghanaians. The President mentioned that the government would do its part, but it needed God’s support to be able to succeed and said in spite of rising to the high office of President, he would remain true to his religion. The President stressed that he would not abandon Christ in all his endeavours as President since it is the power of God that would guide him to accomplish his vision of creating prosperity for all Ghanaians.
President Akufo-Addo lauded the Chairman of the CACI, Apostle Dr. Stephen Amoani, and other apostles for their work in advancing religion and moral standards in the country. “I wish for long life, the Grace of God upon their lives and the strength of God for them,” he prayed.
Expressing appreciation to some religious leaders for their support during his campaign, he again added that, the Church had complemented government’s development efforts over the years. He commended the Christ Apostolic Church International for contributing its quota towards the socio-economic development of the nation as well as keeping the faith in Christ alive and expressed the hope that the CACI would continue to grow.
Presenting the keys of three ambulances to President Akufo-Addo on behalf of the church, the Chairman of CACI, Apostle Dr. Stephen Kwame Ntow Amoani assured Ghanaians of the church’s commitment in working to compliment government’s efforts in creating jobs and contributing to the socio-economic development.
Dr. Amoani commended the President for his work so far and prayed for him for strength to carry on. Advising Ghanaians, Apostle Dr. Amoani noted that, Ghanaians should learn to forgive and love one another, irrespective of religious, ethnic and political differences, for the country to stay united and progressive.
As a way of expressing appreciation to some key players and leaders in the church who had contributed immensely to the growth of the church, CACI presented award plaques to them as a recognition to their effort.
The President spiced the occasion with his majestic dancing moves to the songs from the Church Choir that erupted the celebration grounds, amidst cheers and camaraderie. President Akufo-Addo joined the leadership of the Church to cut an anniversary cake to climax the centenary celebration.
The Christ Apostolic Church, a Pentecostal Evangelical church which was founded by Apostle Peter Newman Anim at Asamankese in the Eastern Region in 1917.
1 Corinthians 4:2 KJV
“Moreover, it is required in
stewards, that a man be found faithful.”
The chosen theme for every organization or
church is intended to reflect on the present state and condition of the church
and portrays also the aspirations of the leadership of the church. The year
2018 saw us highlighting on the theme,
” PRESSING FOR THE PRIZE OF THE HIGH CALLING OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS”.
emphasis was the need to see individual members of the church fulfilling their
high calling in God in the areas of evangelism and church planting, ministries
playing their effective and efficient roles, enhancement of the cooperate image
of the church, restoring leadership to the next generation, adequate human resource
development and the empowering of governance institution
As a sequel to the 2018 theme, we are intending to make Ministers and Members of the church to understand that stewardship includes our whole life, influence, money and possessions, children, time, special talents and gifts, and the Gospel of the grace of God. These things are demanded or required from us by God. Paul, Peter, and Apollos were stewards of God in the sense that they had been entrusted with the Gospel.
1 Peter 4:10 KJV
“As every man hath received the
gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the
manifold grace of God.”
Paul, Peter and Apollos were servants in the sense that they ministered the Gospel to the world
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said he would not abandon Christ in all his endeavours as President since it is the power of God that would guide him to accomplish his vision of creating prosperity for all Ghanaians.
He said it was the power of God that propelled him to the presidency and would, therefore, rely on God’s wisdom, understanding and direction to implement pragmatic policies set out by his government to transform the economic fortunes of the country.
“The scriptures say give onto Caesar what is Caesar’s and onto God what is God, but I cannot achieve any meaningful development without God’s intervention and, therefore, I will not abandon Christ as President of Ghana,” he emphasized.
President Akufo-Addo made these remarks at the Black Star Square in Accra on Sunday, during the Centenary Celebration of the Church International (CACI).
The year-long celebration was held on the theme: “Hundred Years of Impacting the World through Pentecostalism”.
The occasion brought together over 10,000 members of the Church across the world, including India, Italy, Belgium, United Kingdom, USA, South Africa and Nigeria, to acknowledge God’s grace and mercies that has sustained the church throughout the turbulent years.
President Akufo-Addo expressed gratitude to all the pastors who encouraged and supported him throughout the campaign period with prayers and asked for their continuous support and prayers in order to accomplish his vision for the nation. He gave the assurance that his government would root out corruption from the system and implement pragmatic policies that would inure to the benefit of all Ghanaians.
The President noted that Ghana had never been a poor country because it had been endowed with abundant human and natural resources, but it required truthful and God-fearing leaders to utilize them for the well-being of the ordinary Ghanaian.
He reiterated his commitment to fulfill his campaign promises to Ghanaians, saying “The promises I made to Ghanaians are not lies but genuine promises and I will make sure they are fulfilled”.
President Akufo-Addo said his government had started implementing some of the promises already including the Free Senior High School and asked the support of all well-meaning Ghanaians to fulfill the rest in the course of his tenure of office. The President noted that, every Ghanaian child deserved to be educated since education had become a useful tool in the development of every nation and assured that every Ghanaian child would receive free SHS education so as to advance the cause of national development.
He said the Church had complemented government’s development efforts over the years and commended the Christ Apostolic Church International for contributing its quota towards socio-economic development of the nation as well as keeping the faith in Christ alive.
Apostle Dr. Stephen Kwame Amoani, the Chairman of the CACI, on behalf of the Church, presented three brand new ambulances to the Ghana Ambulance Service which would be distributed to Sunyani Government Hospital, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi and 37 Military Hospital in Accra. Another ambulance which is yet to arrive in the country would be given to the Tamale Hospital in the Northern Region to enhance health delivery.
President Akufo-Addo joined the leadership of the Church to cut an anniversary cake to climax the centenary celebration.
The President spiced the occasion with his majestic dancing moves to the songs from the Church Choir that erupted the celebration grounds, amidst cheers and camaraderie. The Christ Apostolic Church was founded by Apostle Peter Newman Anim at Asamankese in the Eastern Region in 1917. The church currently has over 1.5 million members and 5,087 branches across the world.
CACI, has commended Government for efforts in stemming crime and other vices in the bid to maintain peace in the country.
“As a church, we have observed with admiration the efforts of the Government to combat violent crimes, poverty, illiteracy, diseases, corruption, tribalism and nepotism. We believe these have contributed to the relative economic gains, peace and national cohesion that we see and makes Ghana a toast in the community of nations.
We also wish to acknowledge the government’s quest to deepen the culture of rule of law and respect for human rights in the country. It is our expectation that the liberalized media atmosphere in the country would be positively utilized to further deepen greater transparency and good governance.”
These were contained in a communiqué issued at the end of a one-week CACI’s Ministerial and General Council meeting in Kumasi, which ended at the weekend on the theme: “Let this mind be in You”. The annual meeting allows the church to assess activities, discuss achievements and challenges in past year and plan for the future.
The communiqué said: “We are also very reassured to hear that the Government has provided the Electoral Commission with the necessary funding to provide a biometric electoral register as well as its verification system. It is our expectation that the Electoral Commission will live up to their hard earned reputation of holding peaceful elections. We commend the Government highly for its firm stand against homosexual practices in Ghana. It is our expectation and prayer that, the government would endeavour to hold firmly to this stance against the rising pressure from international bodies.”
The communiqué said, notwithstanding those positive gains, “As a church we are concerned with the growing usage of vulgar language and hate speech in political discourse. The media has become a medium for insulting one another to the dismay of many. We are even more concerned, taking into account the fact that this is an election year. With the political tempo already heating up, we believe that if these are not stopped, the likelihood of violence cannot be ruled out.
We are also unhappy with the growing streetism and the widening gap between the rich and the poor and humbly wish to make the following recommendation to the government and all well meaning Ghanaians.” The statement said the leadership of the various interest groups should openly express their disgust and disassociation from the dangerous sub-culture of political insults and character assassination and that people who used insulting and inflammatory languages should not be rewarded.
It said: “They are certainly neither heroes nor role models and they should not be honoured”. The Church said it was thankful to God for the discovery of oil in commercial quantities in the country, and called on the Government to adhere to the best practices to make the find a blessing instead of a curse.
The high hopes and expectations among Ghanaians about the likely impact of oil in the country must be carefully managed, the communiqué said. It said:“We also admonish for the right local content policies to make Ghanaians true beneficiaries of the oil sector of the economy instead of mere spectators. In this regard we advocate for the necessary human resource development support by the Government to equip the Ghanaian to participate in the oil sector.”
The communiqué called for a level playing field to ensure free, fair and transparent presidential and parliamentary elections, and asked the Electoral Commission to maintain its good and enviable record. It said “While we call on all Ghanaians to actively partake in the biometric electoral registration exercise, we call on all young people to desist from lending themselves to unscrupulous politicians to be used as instruments of political violence.
The churches and other religious bodies must use their platforms to propagate peace and love for one another to ensure national unity, peace and cohesion.” The statement called for the intensification of public education by the National Road Safety Commission on traffic regulations. It said there was the need to properly resource the Motor Transport and Traffic Unit of the Ghana Police Service to enable it to enforce traffic laws.
The communiqué called for the eradication of corruption among politicians, public office holders and civil servants and the judiciary, police and other law enforcement agencies should be strengthened and well resourced. It said violent crime such as armed robbery, as well as rape, homosexuality, sodomy should be fought with all the resources at the disposal of the nation.
The communiqué asked churches to support Government and the law enforcement agencies in the discharge of their duties.
It said “Teenage pregnancy and the high rate of school dropout should be checked through intensive public education and increased accessibility to education. District assemblies and religious bodies should play key roles in education, particularly of the girl-child. We appeal to all party functionaries and the entire populace to desist from politicizing all manner of issues, including those that bother on security, safety, social-economic development and peace and condemn in no uncertain terms compatriots who engage in sowing seeds of disunity among the various ethnic groups and also fanning nepotism in the country.”
The statement enjoined all leaders including political, religious, the media and academia to collectively fight those unpatriotic tendencies, which were tearing Ghana apart.