Bishop (Dr.) Kofi Adonteng Boateng (2nd from right).
By Sam Doku
Members of Divine Word International Ministries simply call it “the miracle of Kofi,” but to the founder and head of the church, Bishop (Dr.) Kofi Adonteng Boateng, it is the manifestation of the great things God can accomplish through those He has chosen.
The miracle of Kofi is a story of the fashion in which a young man in is late twenties was saved through the wonders of prayer. Kofi is a young man, who like many young men of his age, didn’t take the worshipping of God seriously although he was aware of His existence. But now, the man with a master’s degree in Finance does, thanks to Bishop Adonteng Boateng.
In July last year, Kofi was driving from work when all of a sudden, he felt a sharp pain in his brain, and he became dazed while still driving, so he stopped the car by the highway and called 911. By the time the emergency unit arrived with cops, he had almost passed out, but he managed to quibble a few words to inform them that he was not feeling well, and then, he passed out.
Kofi was rushed to the hospital, where he was revived and stayed for a few hours because an MRI scan of his brain came out negative. However, when Kofi was taken home, it happened again, but this time, the attack was so severe that he lost his power of speech. Again, he was quickly rushed to the hospital. The second attack began Kofi’s agonizing journey through speechlessness for an incredible seven months.
“When I was taken to the hospital, after some time, the doctors said they had no hope for me because they could not diagnose what was wrong with me,” said Kofi in the waiting room of Divine Word International. “They didn’t have any hope for me because they thought I would not be able to speak again.”
The doctors were not the only people who had lost hope for Kofi. The man himself lost all hope of regaining his speech and so did his mother and other family members. “I felt as if I had been shut out of this world,” he recalls.
However, if Kofi and his family lost all hope for the remotest possibility of retaining his speech, God had other ideas for him, an idea revealed through the powerful ministry of Bishop Adonteng Boateng.
After seven months of hospitalization, a church member heard of Kofi’s predicament, so she went and convinced Kofi’s mother to take her son out of the hospital to Divine Word, in the belief and faith that what medical science could not accomplish, the miracle of God would unravel.
Kofi was brought to the church, and the Bishop together with his prayer warriors prayed fervently for Kofi’s recovery. Indeed, they prayed unceasingly and faithfully and lo and behold, Kofi, who had lost his speech for seven months started mumbling a few words again, just like he was quibbling before being rushed to the emergency room.
God has manifested Himself through Bishop Adonteng Boateng just as He did for Moses, Sampson, Jesus, Paul, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Barack Obama.
Comparatively, Bishop Adonteng Boateng’s resolute faith in God and his works pale in relation to the other great men mentioned, but what they all have in common is a profound spiritual fervor and deep faith in God to accomplish their great deeds.
Deaconess Elizabeth Asante has been an enduring worshipper at Divine Word since its founding. She says, “What I saw with my own eyes made me speechless. It’s something to witness to believe. Kofi’s recovery is something you can’t explain. It’s from a higher power. The God we serve is something you can’t explain. He is wonderful.”
After his ordeal, Kofi now loudly declares, “To the unbelievers, I say there is God. I want to devote the rest of my life to God for what He has done for me. I want to be a servant of God.”
Kofi’s miracle then becomes a testament to debunk Enlightenment Age thinkers’ belief in a rational explanation of everything relating to human experience. Miracles are part of the human experience to affirm the glory of God.
Deaconess Asante rightly pointed out that God’s ways are inexplicable, hence, the reference to His wonderful deeds through us human beings as miracles.
In this regard, Bishop (Dr.) Kofi Adonteng Boateng stands tall among his peers as a great man of God doing wonders in Springfield, VA where his church is located and on a daily basis through his online prayer ministry.
“I thank all the members of Divine Word for their support and prayers, for they have been good to me. God is now the cornerstone of my life, thanks to the Bishop and the church,” Kofi said with a sigh of relief.
Indeed, through Bishop Adonteng Boateng and the church, Kofi Dankwa Agyare has been saved from the devil’s den. To God be the glory.