By Eunice Hilda Ampomah, GNA
21, GNA – Professor Mike Ocquaye, the
Speaker of Parliament has advised Christians not to use church as auditoriums
or cinema halls by visiting just to watch its internal deco, performance and
outfits of people.
He said the
church was rather a place Christians went to worship, pour out their troubles
and expect miracles to happen in their lives and therefore, must be respected
He said this as
the Special Guest of Honour at the commissioning of a new church building by
the Bethel Kwabenya Prayer Ministry at Kwabenya on Saturday.
Ocquaye explained that many at times, people visited churches especially with
nice structures and don’t concentrate on worshiping God but focus on the
designs of the church and the beautiful dresses and ornaments used by people,
which was wrong.
Solomon Douglas Nana Tih, the General Overseer of the Bethel Kwabenya Prayer
Ministry said the Church expanded its building to get enough space to welcome
many people and win their souls for Christ.
The Church he
said, also undertook social responsibilities such as providing for orphans,
giving children from less privileged homes free education in its basic school
and engaging in constant clean-up exercise in the community.
gratitude to all those who helped to achieve the vision of the Church
particularly Prof Ocquaye for his constant support especially when he was the
Member of Parliament for the Dome Kwabenya constituency.
Kwabenya Prayer Ministry started as a prayer group at a communication centre
with a membership of seven at Adenta in Accra and later its membership soared
after relocating to Kwabenya.
After a while,
the Chairman of the Bethel Prayer Ministry International, the late Bishop Dr
Paul Owusu Tabiri declared the Kwabenya prayer camp autonomous until the
Ministry’s leadership acquired a bigger land to construct its new building.