A special recognition church service has been held at the Yendi Deitiney Baptist Church for 17 Pastoral Assistants of the church in the Yendi Municipality.wpid-clergy.jpg

Six of the Pastoral Assistants were Pastors Baaye Francis, Nbagmab Mark, Abel Jato, Mbajola Samuel, Tibuum Daniel, and Isaac Sayibu.
The 17 Pastoral Assistants had the Special Recognition to the Gospel Ministry upon the recommendation of the Denominational Board of the Ghana Baptist Convention as Pastoral Assistants at the Yendi Mission Field.

They have been given license to preach, baptize, dedicate children, and conduct burial services by the authority and order of the Ghana Baptist Convention.
In a sermon, Rev. Justifier Nii Noi Ocquaye, President of the Baptist Mission Conference, who performed the special recognition of the 17 Pastoral Assistants, charged them to go into their communities and be transformational leaders, by spreading the gospel and bringing transformational development into their communities.
Rev Ocquaye stated that many leaders start well but they don?t finish well, but hoped they will start and end well.

Rev Justifier Ocquaye who is also the Resident Senior Pastor of Grace Church in Sakumono in Tema, advised them to depend solely on God, and be faithful and determined to rely on God in order to succeed.
Rev. Emmanuel Kwabena Mustapha, Home Missionary of the North Ghana Baptist Convention, said the 17 Pastoral Assistants went through a three-year Biblical Training at the Ghana Baptist School of Ministry in Yendi.
Rev. Mustapha stated that, in addition, they did a two-year practicals in the rural communities.
Rev Mustapha indicated that as part of its 10-year anniversary celebration, the Yendi Deitiney Baptist Church was distributing 20,00 treated mosquito nets to residents of the Yendi township, to help reduce malaria.
He disclosed that the church was also distributing 100,000 treated mosquito nets to people of the entire Municipality.
Rev. Mustapha said, 45,000 nets have already been distributed to the people in the area free of charge.
He disclosed that 30 pieces of wax prints and 70 shirts have been presented to the new pastors and their wives.
They were presented with certificates of recognition.



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