Ghanaians, especially ministers of the gospel have been advised to make conscious efforts to take enough rest in order to reduce the current high trends of stress and its related health challenges.
The Right Reverend Dr Edem Tettey, Moderator of the Global Evangelical Church, gave the advice during a Thanksgiving Service to climax the church’s 2015 Annual Convention held at Wumenu, near Ho in the Volta Region.
Rest, he said, is very critical to the total wellbeing of the human race, adding that, God Himself rested after His creations and urged man to do same as there is power in resting which could even take away sicknesses.
The Moderator who preached on the theme: “The Power to Prosper in the Kingdom is the blessings of God,” said, two major forces rule the world. These forces he said are the power of blessings and the power of curses.
To be blessed, he said, is to prosper supernaturally.
“Our blessings come in the ideas that God gives us. These ideas are worth more than any capital. All we need to do is to believe and confess our blessings and they would be ours,” he said.
The Moderator who was in his final days in office used the opportunity to offer special prayers and blessings for the members.
Rt Rev Tettey, who has been a Moderator for four years, would hand over on December 18.
The main Speaker for the Convention, Apostle Jude Hama treated the main Convention theme: “Life in the Kingdom,” carved from Matthew 6:10.
Other Speakers included Rev Prince Yao Tefe, Synod Clerk of the Church and Rev S.D.K. Dumevi, a former Inter-Church Relations Secretary.
There were special sessions for healing and deliverance as well as a symposium on Family Life.
As part of activities marking this year’s annual Convention, the grand finale of the inter presbyteries Quiz Competition was held.
Ho Presbytery came up tops, with Sogakofe being the first runners up and Accra Presbyteries being the second runners up.
They each received cups and cash prizes.
In a related development, 48 students who participated in the Church’s Adult Literacy programme were presented with certificates at the Convention.
The participants were from five congregations with Sokode Lokoe presenting 22 of them. GNA