An evangelism outreach jointly organised by the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) branch of the Pentecost Students and Associates (PENSA) and the Asokwa area of The Church of Pentecost recorded 1,073 souls.
Dubbed “Rural Evangelism,” the annual evangelism outreach is organised by PENSA-KNUST to provide its members with an avenue to propagate the gospel, heralding the second coming of Christ in rural areas. It also aims to equip the students as spiritual warriors to reach the nations at all times and everywhere.
The six-day programme commenced on Tuesday, August 29, and concluded on Sunday, September 3, 2023. It was themed “Jesus Christ! The Giver of Eternal Life,” drawing scriptural inspiration from Romans 3:23-24 and John 3:16.
Before the evangelism exercise, the student-missionaries (militants) embarked on a 15-day fasting and prayer period to spiritually prepare themselves for the task ahead. Training sessions were also conducted for the leaders of the various groups (commandants) and their chefs to equip them with the necessary skills for the crusade. An all-night session was organized for the church to pray for the success of the village crusade in the mission field.
The team was dispatched to 13 centers in all the districts of the Area, namely Sokoban Centre I, Sokoban Centre II, Kyekyewere Centre, Kurofoforom Centre I, Kurofoforom Centre II, Konkori Centre, Ahinsan Centre, Aduapong Centre, Appiadu Centre, Kwanwoma Centre, Asokwa-PIWC Centre, Bedaase Centre, and Bekwaimin Centre. Each center had a commandant who oversaw all the evangelistic activities.
The team employed various evangelism strategies, including dawn broadcasting, one-on-one evangelism, mini-rallies, movie evangelism, house-to-house evangelism, ghetto evangelism, mall evangelism, sports evangelism, schools’ outreach, Bible Studies, follow-up on the souls won, and intensive prayers in the various centers.
Their efforts yielded 1,073 souls, with 164 of them won through school outreach. Out of the total souls won, 157 were baptized in water, while 168 received Holy Spirit baptism.
It is also worth mentioning that God confirmed the gospel message with many signs and wonders. A woman paralyzed for six years miraculously rose up and walked. At Bekwaimin, a man who had been bedridden for three months with generalized edema received healing and began to walk again. Another woman with blurry vision regained her sight clearly.
Also, a woman received healing from epilepsy during one of the evening crusades. Another woman, paralyzed for 20 years, experienced instant healing. A man began to walk again after four years of paralysis, and a gentleman paralyzed for 16 years dropped his crutches and started walking.
The Resident Campus Minister, Pastor Jonathan Ebo Quaye, and the principal executives of PENSA-KNUST (President, Vice President, and Secretary) and the Financial Secretary visited all centers throughout the evangelism period, baptizing converts in water and the Holy Spirit.
He acknowledged the Asokwa Area Head, Apostles Peter Kofi Dzemekey, Apostle J.I.T. Buertey of PIWC-Asokwa, Pastor Johnson Asiedu of Ahinsan District, Pastor Isaac Baah Yeboah of Kurofoforum District, Pastor Elisha Tweneboa Kodua of Appiadu District, Pastor Michael Boachie of Konkori District, Pastor Kojo Aboagye of Sokoban District, and Pastor Samuel Otu Larbi of Kwanwoma District for their significant contributions to the success of the outreach.
Report by PENSA-KNUST Media Team