Members of the Hope Congregation of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Sakumono-Estates ushered in the New Year with a vigil, prayers, singing of songs of praise amidst dancing of waving white handkerchief, shouting and jumping in honour of God for the birth of 2018.
The service, which was held in the compound, was full to capacity with regular and occasional worshippers, who wanted to bid farewell to 2017 and enter into the New Year with commitment and re-dedication to the Almighty God.
The District Minister, Rev. Emmanuel Obeng Ntow preaching on the book of Jonah and about him running from God’s call, Rev. Ntow charged Christians not to allow things to get into their lives that do not need to be there.
These things, he said could be harboring a bad feeling toward someone, a wrong relationship, or something that could keep them from moving forward with God.
A few minutes to midnight, the congregants were ushered into intense prayer interspersed with worship and immediately after that worshipers sang and shouted as they crossed over into the New Year.
Rev. Ntow later led the congregation in a Declaration Service with words of exaltations from Isaiah 65:17-24.