The leader of the Takoradi Apostle working area, Apostle George Sam paid a one-day working visit to the brothers and sisters at the Kyekyewere district, during which he conducted a divine service at the Ewoku congregation and commissioned a newly built mechanized borehole for the Ewoku community. These events happened on Friday, 6th November, 2020.
The Apostle based his message on 2 Kings 2:19-22, ‘Then the men of the city said to Elisha, “Please notice, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord sees; but the water is bad, and the ground barren.”. And he said, “Bring me a new bowl, and put salt in it.” So they brought it to him. Then he went out to the source of the water, and cast in the salt there, and said, “Thus says the Lord: ‘I have healed this water; from it there shall be no more death or barrenness.’”. So the water remains healed to this day, according to the word of Elisha which he spoke.’
Apostle Sam begun by saying “A father always listens to his child's request and provides when the child asks in a good manner. We don't request arrogantly but rather we humble ourselves and have an open heart when requesting for something from our father. Those were the opening remarks from the Apostle.
We must let go of our old ways
Apostle Sam explained that the new bowl Prophet Elisha asked for represents the human body and further stated that “If anyone would come after Christ, let him deny himself” because we cannot carry or bring along all our burdens whiles following Christ. We, need to deny ourselves and have a new body. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. Hence we need to have a renewed mind and let of go of that which will not bring us any benefits, and always live peacefully with everyone.
We are the salt of the earth
“Let us season our words with salt when we speak”, Apostle Sam proclaimed. “Let our speech always be with grace and know how we ought to answer each one.” He further said that the tongue has the power of life and death. “Our words can either speak life or speak death. Our tongues can build others up or tear them down. We are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavour, how shall the earth be seasoned? It will then be good for nothing and thus thrown out to be trampled underfoot by men”.
Apostle Sam ended his service by saying: “The Lord will establish you as a holy people to Himself, just as He has sworn to you only if you keep the commandments of the Lord your God and walk in His ways. Then, all people of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of the Lord, and they shall be afraid of you.”
The Apostle was assisted by Deputy District Rector Sunu, Deputy District Rector Boadi (Takoradi district) and Shepherd Anthony Ndakye.
Potable water for Ewuko Community
The second part of his visit was to commission the Ewuko community water supply project, constructed under the Water for Life Project.
Speaking at the commission ceremony, the Apostle noted that the Water for Life Project has been implemented in 5 districts out of the 16 districts within the Takoradi Apostle area. This has been financed by the church.
The Apostle entreated the community to take good care of the water system by ensuring regular maintenance of the equipment. He also admonished members of the Church in that locality not to claim ownership to the project by denying others access, just because it was constructed by the New Apostolic Church but rather, it belongs to the whole community.
The Chief of the community also thanked the Church for supporting the community when they requested for assistance. The Water Project is expected to cover over 2,500 people in the community by providing over 8,000 litres of potable water per day.