Apostle Samuel Oppong-Brenya visited the brethren at the Afram Plains in the middle of May 2017. Afram Plains forms part of the Nkawkaw Apostle Area which is in the care of Apostle Andrews Boakye. The terrain is characterized by its savanna nature. Crossing the Volta Lake is inevitable with regards to access to the Afram Plains. The inhabitants are predominantly farmers however, unfavorable rainfall patterns make agriculture unattractive in the region. Therefore, the socio-economic standard of living is minimal.
The vastness of the area with scattered villages makes the missionary work at Afram Plains an enigma. Several kilometers must be covered to reach the congregations. Hence, it is highly taxing to bring many congregations together because of lack of transportation and cost.
The first divine service took place at Ekye Amanfrom. This town is the entry point to Afram Plains from the Eastern Region of Ghana. The text for the divine service was taken from 2 Kings 6:16, “And he answered, Fear not for they that be with us are more than they that be with them”. The Apostle said if the word of God is stronger in us we can cope with any real life situation. He emphasized that with the directions of the Holy Spirit, believers in Christ can reach the heavenly home. 72 brethren attended the divine service.
The second divine service was held at Agodeke. The text was chosen from John 16:22, “And ye now therefore have sorrow but I will see you again and your heart shall rejoice and your joy no man taketh from you”. Apostle Oppong-Brenya elaborated that through the death, resurrection and the ascension of Christ, the kingdom of heaven is opened to all believers who bear the cross with joy. “The Apostle testified of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus with great power”, he added. Acts 4:33. 62 brethren attended the divine service.