Over five hundred Methodists Church members from the Sunyani Circuit converged on the Ahyiayem Mountains at Ahyiayem, near Yamfo in the Tano North District of the Brong Ahafo Region, to offer special prayers as part of this year’s Easter celebrations.
The annual ritual, which usually takes place on Easter Saturday, is primarily used to offer special prayers for members, their families, and the nation as a whole, as well as renew members’ strength in the Lord.
The theme for the programme was ‘Forget the former Things; See, I am doing a new Thing.’
Speaking at the programme, the Brong Ahafo Regional Manager of Methodist Schools, Very Rev Philip Obeng-Adjei, advised Christians not to allow past experiences to haunt them.
Instead, he said, they should put the past behind them, and strive to move forward, adding that ‘God is not static, but dynamic.’
Very Rev Obeng-Adjei, who is also the Minister in charge of the Good Shepherd Methodist Society at Abesim, further said Christians should not be relaxed in their past glories, but always aspire for new things to the glory of God.
The Minister-in-charge of the Emmanuel Methodist Society at Yamfo, Rev. Stephen Baffour-Awuah, emphasised the importance of prayers in the lives of Christians.
Rev Baffour-Awuah stated that besides individual prayers in our homes, it was also important for Christians to sometimes converge at a solitary place to pray with much more seriousness, just as Jesus did with some of His disciples at Gethsemane.
The members of the church later organised fun games at the Coronation Park in Sunyani on Easter Monday to round-off the festivities.
They competed in football, table tennis, playing cards, and volley ball among others.