Ghana: Interdenominational thanksgiving service for Ghana’s first oil

Pastor Mensa otabiilBy Peterking Quaye – In a release from the Jubilee partners ,signed by Elizabeth Bentil,of  Tullow Oil dated  Tuesday 14th December 2010, Accra, it states that there will be a thanksgiving service praise thanks to God for the oil in Ghana .

‘The First Oil Thanksgiving Service’ on Sunday, December 19th 2010, at the Dome of the Accra International Conference Center starts at 2:00 pm  is been organized by  The Jubilee Partners .

The expected 2 hours service programmed has as it theme ‘Through Wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established….’Proverbs 24:3-6. The interdenominational Thanksgiving Service will feature a sermon by Pastor Mensa Otabil, General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church.  Religious leaders including Rev. Fred Deegbe, General Secretary of the Christian Council, Apostle Emmanuel Donkor, General Secretary of the Christ Apostolic Church, representatives from the Ghana Pentecostal Council and representatives from AGLOW, will participate in the program.

Source closed to the organizers have revealed that the two living former president Jerry John Rawlings and John Agyekum Kuffor will be in attendance among other top diplomat in the country.

The service is in conjunction with the Christian Council of Ghana and is supported by the Pentecostal Council of Ghana, the National Catholic Secretariat and the National Association of Charismatic Churches. A Thanksgiving Service will also be held by the Muslim Community and will be announced shortly.

The service will not only offer praise and thanks to the Lord but will provide teachings on how Ghanaians in general can manage their expectations and attitudes towards the oil find.

The joyous occasion will feature religious leaders, Christian and youth groups, the Jubilee partners as well as key government officials. The two hour programme will also feature gospel performances by Kwaku Gyasi, Ohemaa Mercy, the el Dunamis Minstrels Among others .

The First Oil Thanksgiving service is an initiative of the Jubilee partners –Anadarko, E.O Group Ghana Ltd, GNPC, Kosmos Energy, Sabre Oil and Gas and Tullow Oil.

Pic: Pastor Mensa Otabiil