4 April 2023

The Deputy District Rector of the Accra West District, John Hammond, charged the Sunday School children of the Madina congregation to hold fast the teaching of the Apostles doctrine as they have been taught by their teachers, and know that salvation only comes from our Lord Jesus Christ. This was at a special divine service for Sunday School on Sunday 19th March, 2023. The service also earmarked celebrations for the 70th birthdays of Retired District Elder Solomon Kyere and wife, Sister Lydia Kyere, as well as the 45th anniversary of their marriage.

Deputy District Rector John Hammond based the service on Galatians 1:3-4, Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father.’

Serving the congregants and Sunday school, the Deputy District leader narrated that the purpose of Christ’s death was to liberate mankind from sin and grant us deliverance from evil. He said, all we require is to believe in Him and follow the Apostles whom He has put in His stead, and move away from sin.

He concluded that deliverance from the present evil age only comes from our Lord Jesus Christ. He urged the Madina Sunday School not to let go of the teachings they obtain in church as they grow to become adults. He also admonished members to learn to live well with all men, showing the fruits of the Spirit in them.

The Madina Sunday School choir and adult choir rendered beautiful hymns to the joy of all present at the divine service.

After the main divine service, the retired District Elder and wife were invited before the altar to be congratulated. The Accra West Deputy District leader then wished them well in the years ahead in their lives and marriage.

Deputy District Rector John Hammond was assisted by Deputy District Rector Kwame Kankam, who was specially invited, as well as Shepherd Jones Kyere, the Rector of the Madina congregation and son of the retired District Elder Solomon Kyere.

Also present at the divine service was Retired Apostle Peregrino Kotei-Afutu (former leader of Accra Apostle Area) and Sister Angelina Kankam (wife of Apostle I.N. Kankam of blessed memory).