SONS and Daughters of Ministers of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Ghana have held their third Biennial Retreat at Kukurantumi in the Eastern Region.
The retreat was on the theme: “Hold Fast that Which is Good”, with a former Chaplain of West-Central Africa Division (WAD) of SDA, Pastor P. O. Mensah, Elder Kwame Manu, an entrepreneur, and the Vice Chancellor of the Valley View University, Pastor Professor Daniel Bediako, among others who attended the event as facilitators.
100 of the sons and daughters made it for the five-day retreat as they were being hosted by Pastors Nii Lante Thompson of the Southern Ghana Union Conference (SGUC) and Kwame Agyei of the Northern Ghana Union Mission (NOGH).
The National President of the group, Dr. Samuel Agyei, who welcomed group members said they should be proud to have their biological fathers as ministers of the Lord’s church.
He said in as much as they needed to hold fast that which was good with reference to I Thess.5:21, he charged them not to engage acts they would drag the names of their fathers and the Lord in the mud.
He entreated them to strive to either also become Ministers of the church like their fathers or portray Godly manners everywhere they found themselves though not as ministers of the church.
In his sermon, Pastor Kwame Agyei, who is the Ministerial Secretary of the NOGH urged the sons and daughters to “Be the Sermon.”
With reference to I Tim. 4:12, he was of the view that as children of Seventh-day Adventist Pastors, it was incumbent on them to be good examples to church members and the entire world.
He also stated that: “in all aspects of life, be a good example to others. You need not to be good to only the followers of your father’s church but with the service to mankind and dedication of soul to the Lord encapsulate your whole being as a child of the Seventh-day Adventist Minister.”