PENSA UPPER – WEST SECTOR HOLDS ‘ 2016 EVAISTITOS CONFERENCE ‘
The Upper-West Sector of the Pentecost Students and Associates (PENSA) of The Church of Pentecost (COP), under the leadership of the Traveling Secretary, Pastor Samuel Yankey, has climaxed its conference for this year, dubbed ”Evaistitos Conference”.
The programme, which brought together PENSA students from the various Senior High schools and tertiary institutions across the region, was under the theme, “Master Speak, Thy Servant Heareth”, taken from 1 Samuel 3:10.
The Evaistitos Conference saw powerful sermons and ministrations from some great ministers of the Gospel including Pastor Abraham Nana Bamfo oppong, Kwadaso Area Youth Pastor, who was also the main speaker for the event, and Pastor Pasteeco Arthur, Resident Minister, PIWC, Wa.
In a sermon to climax the three-day programme, Pastor Samuel Yankey said that every Christian must set their spirit in tune with that of God in order to be able to hear from Him.
Although the message sought to encourage the congregation to remain steadfast in the Christian faith, it essentially touched on the significance of hearing and obeying the voice of God, which is the theme of The Church of Pentecost for 2016.
Pastor Yankey noted that there are three cardinal principles that aids in maintaining a constant relationship with God to enable one to hear from Him. These principles, he stated, are “abiding by the word of God, developing a prayerful lifestyle and igniting one’s faith in all things.”
Touching on the first point, the Traveling Secretary explained that Christians can effectively abide by the word of God only if they constantly keep abreast of the Word, stressing that ‘this is why it is very appropriate for Christians to constantly read and meditate on the word of God.”
He intimated that after knowing and practicing the word of God, it is incumbent on the Christian to invest adequate prayers that will position them to hear from God.
Pastor Yankey, who was ministering to over one thousand participants of the Evaistitos Conference, noted that in difficult situations, one’s ability to ignite their faith, exercise it and keep believing, draws them closer to God such that they are able to hear from Him.
Illustrating from the story of King Saul, he said “without the power of the spirit of God, Saul was just an ordinary man; a mere human being, but whenever the Spirit came upon him, he became an extraordinary person and demonstrated the fullness of God to mankind”.
“No wonder he started prophesying when the Spirit came upon him” he added.
Pastor Yankey concluded his message by charging Christians to abide by the key principles he had elaborated on in order to yield the needed results that will portray the power of God in their life.
The event, which brought about spiritual empowerment and renewal of faith among members, was characterized by prayers sessions and subsequent baptism and giftings of the Holy Spirit.
Report by: Lydia Darlington Fordjour