From Left: Sisters Esther, Stephanie, Ellen and Ophelia (NAC-UEW Campus Congregation)
4 August 2023

On Sunday, July 23, 2023, Apostle Charles Asare Addo conducted a divine service at the New Apostolic Church, University of Education-Winneba (UEW) Campus Congregation to climax the 2nd anniversary celebration. Invited was the NAC Winneba Congregation.

The text was based on a bible word from Isaiah 52:7,How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who proclaims peace, who brings glad tidings of good things, who proclaims salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns!”

In his opening remarks, Apostle Asare emphasized the importance of being in the house of the Lord. “To await the Lord’s return means to always come to His house and listen to His Word. This prepares us to be worthy of His return” he stated.

Elaborating on the bible word, the Apostle stated God’s express desire and promise to deliver the Israelites from captivity.  Man fell short before God, hid himself in the Garden of Eden and got separated from God – thus spiritual death. For this reason, Jesus Christ came to restore man’s fellowship with God. The messengers who proclaim the gospel of Christ unto us today can be likened to those upon the mountains with ‘beautiful feet’. These are the Apostles and those sent by them; they do not only have beautiful feet but ‘are beautiful’.  The Apostle, referring to the evangelism trip made by the students the previous day, emphasized that:“ your effort to testify of your faith to fellow students was the work of messengers of God; you crossed the mountains and your feet is beautiful, for you proclaimed the word of salvation unto mankind”.

The Apostle further explained that, the bible text is a figurative illustration by the Prophet Isaiah and compliments an old Hebrew saying ‘our feet are beautiful’ which also shows our walk with Christ as His followers today. “But Brethren, let’s note that, these mountains could also mean trials or temptations which everyone including, the early Apostles, had gone through in spreading the word. Despite these trials and temptations, they achieved their mission. We, also, must continuously fulfil our Christian responsibilities which are founded on the love of Jesus Christ” he stressed. He further entreated members to help spread gospel even in the face adversity, trials and temptations.

Concluding the sermon, the Apostle encouraged members to accept those who bring the good news to them and in turn share same with their friends, relatives and neighbours. “That is the way to have a beautiful feet; to spread the gospel even in difficult circumstances!” he concluded.

The Apostle was supported by District Rector Bismark Sekyi, Deputy District Rector John Adosipa and Priest Ernest Kyeremeng.