Ms. Cecilia Adomakoh was a devout Catholic, who never missed mass and church until one day, she visited Divine Word International Ministries. Since her first visit, Ms. Adomakoh has become a regular, even ardent worshipper at Dr. Kofi Adonteng Boateng’s church in Springfield, VA.
“I was a Roman Catholic who never missed church, but I stopped because of witches in my family. I used to be attacked spiritually without my knowing it as a member of the Catholic Church. My mother died in Ghana and when I went and buried her and returned, I went to work and suddenly I fell and blacked out. I fractured my shoulder in the fall, and later on, it aggressively impacted both of my legs, which became swollen, with the doctor even thinking about amputation at some point,” said Ms. Adomakoh, surrounded by family members and well-wishers at Divine Word on Sunday.
“At that point, I met Bishop Adonteng Boateng, and he invited me to be coming to church on a regular basis. My coming to church every Sunday resulted in the swollenness in my leg going away. Through the prayers of the Bishop, God has healed me, and I thank him for my renewed health and faith.”
“I must confess that since I met the Bishop, I haven’t attended the Roman Catholic Church again, because the faith-based spirituality of the Bishop and the church is wonderful. I can’t imagine where I would be today without the prayers of the anointed man of God in Bishop (Dr.) Kofi Adonteng Boateng, emphasized Ms. Adomakoh.
Ms. Adomakoh also testified that one of her daughters, who had hitherto been unlucky in love and marriage, having mothered four children, all with different fathers, was revealed to the Bishop who prayed on it and told Ms. Adomakoh that her daughter would find a very good man who would settle down with her and her children. Lo and behold, six months after Dr. Adonteng Boateng’s prophesy, the daughter got married to a pastor.
In affirmation of Ms. Adomakoh’s testimony and confession, Dr. Adonteng Boateng noted that there are witches everywhere and in the families of most, regardless of one’s race or ethnicity. “Witches are everywhere, representing Satan’s demonic force but their evil intentions can be quenched by the fire of the Holy Spirit,” said the Bishop.
Bishop Adonteng Boateng then prayed for such witches to be eviscerated in the lives of congregation members through the fire of the Holy Ghost. Couching his sermon in Manichean realism, Bishop Boateng encouraged the congregation to pray on things they don’t understand for God to reveal the meaning of those things to them. He prayed for the congregation to become champions in their undertakings, not the vanquished; he prayed for the poor to be rich, for them become winners, not losers; for non-citizens to become citizens, for bachelors and spinsters to find their soul mates and get married, and he prayed for prosperity for all.
“The expectations for the righteous cannot be cut off. Nothing can scatter you; I pray for promotion for those working, regardless of where they are working; I pray for marriage for those looking for spouses. You shall rise from zero to hero; from nobody to somebody. You will prosper and everyone will marvel,” stated Dr. Adonteng Boateng.
On the day, Dr. Adonteng Boateng’s sermon was grounded in 1Samuel 17, Luke 5:5-9, and Zachariah 1:17-18. “Because of your prayers, you will prosper; anything you lay hands on will be fruitful,” said the Bishop, ending emphatically with “it will be all right.”
On any given Sunday, church service is laced with the stentorian voice of Pastor Collins Boateng, the talented leader of the band while the Divine Angels, the choir is led by the propitiating voice of Attorney Kamah Thoronka to entertain the congregation with their melodious songs.
Also there to contribute to the success of the Bishop’s sermons are Pastor Michael Owusu, Pastor Dauda Keita, and Pastor Derrick Acheampong.
On Sunday, Pastor Dauda taught the congregation the salience of accepting the Holy Spirit in us as Christians to guide us in life. Two soloists, Pastor Emelia and faithful worshipper, Mama Julie warmed the hearts of everyone with their renditions.
By Dr. Sam Doku