Large mourning of sympathizers assembled at Anfoeta–Tsebi in the Dzolo District of the Volta Central Apostle Area on Saturday 30th October 2021 to bid farewell to the late District Evangelist Ernest Goh. The departed servant of God, who had served for many years passed away unexpectedly on 21st June 2021 at the age of 73.
Apostle Richard Osei who conducted the funeral service expressed that the news of the District Evangelist’s sudden death surprised him, and as death is inevitable let us align with the living God. The text word of the service was taken from Matthew 25:21 “His Lord said to him, well done good and faithful servant, you were faith over a few things. I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.”
Life after death
“What is death? What happens when you die? Is there life after death? What happens after death? Have these questions ever crossed your mind?” Apostle Osei inquired. “The truth is, no one knows what happens after death and those who are born do not have any knowledge of their prior existence.” When mankind surrenders its entire existence to the supreme God, the loving Father will ensure a secured good life after death. The Apostle observed that the late District Evangelist was a very humble and unassuming person with a calm and forgiving spirit.
Retired District Evangelist Goh was one of the first souls to be converted, baptized and sealed into the New Apostolic Church in the Volta Region. He was a young man who often accompanied his mother, the late Madam Esther Afua Adde, and other siblings to church.
He witnessed the fire and strength that the New Apostolic missionaries led by the late District Apostle Michael Kraus brought to bear on the establishment of the New Apostolic Church in the Volta Region.
District Evangelist Goh was a committed member of the church for 30 years prior to his ordination as a Priest on 1st January 1985. The District Evangelist, who by nature was a very affable and soft-spoken person, brought his kindness and humility to bear in his priestly ministry. He served the children of God as a Priest, Community Evangelist, Shepherd and was later ordained as a District Evangelist. He was in charge of about eight 8 congregations in the sub-district.
Apostle Osei concluded by advising the mourners and sympathizers to emulate the life of District Evangelist Goh. “You would hardly see him engaging in an argument. He made many friends in the various congregations he served. He combined his calling as a minister in the church with his career without excuses or complaints.”
The funeral was graced by some dignitaries who were once his childhood friends: Torgbe Afede XIV (the Agbogbomefia of the Asogli State) and Justice Jones Mawulom Dotse (Justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana). His co-workers at the Ho Technical University led by Professor Ben. Honyenuga (Vice-Chancellor) and Dr. Edward Ayimey (Pro-Vice-Chancellor) were all present.