Thirty-four young persons comprising 22 females and 12 males have been confirmed at a service held on Wednesday, December 26, 2018. Confirmation marks the point in the Christian journey at which the participation in the life of God’s people which began at baptism is confirmed by the Minister by the laying on of hands, and in which those who have been baptised affirm for themselves the faith into which they have been baptised and their intention to live a life of responsible and committed discipleship.
Through prayer and the laying on of hands by the confirming Minister, the Church also asks God to give them power through the Holy Spirit to enable them to live in this way.
The Sakumono District Minister of the PCG, Rev Emmanuel Obeng Ntow who presided over the ceremony urged the confirmants not to be ashamed of confessing their faith in Jesus Christ but rather be ready and prepared to remain true servants and abide by their faith till eternity. He also advised parents to provide the necessary guide for the confirmants in order for them to remain righteous at all times.
Preaching the sermon on the theme, “dying fo the Lord” on a day also known as St Stephen’s Day, in remembrance of Stephen, the first Christian Martyr, Rev. Mrs. Sylvia Akuffo Anning Bonsu said the day reminds Christians of the truth that many Christians go through intense suffering because of their faith.
She said like Stephen, Christians must be prepared to dedicate their whole life to the service of the Lord and seek to remain His forever.
Again they must be ready to suffer and die for God’s glory.