By Sam Doku, PhD
At Divine Word International Ministries, Bishop (Dr.) Kofi Adonteng Boateng and members of the church appreciate the true essence and value of family. The result is the Christ-like love practiced and experienced at the church, and that is extended to the needy to help them navigate their ways through the difficult contours of poverty and homelessness, even if temporary.
The church’s exemplary munificence is shown through the fashion in which it helps pregnant mothers through baby showers, bestowing of gifts in cash and in kind to the freshly married, fiduciary donations to those who have lost family members, and recently, the provision of scholarship for needy students has become part of the church’s mission.
Helping the needy is part of the core values of Dr. Adonteng Boateng’s demeanor. “I have fallen on hard times before, so I know what it is like to be in need. Let us all bond together to assist those in need. To that end, in March of next year, the church will be going to Ghana ostensibly to donate to the needy and the sick.”
In the past couple of weeks, Bishop Adonteng Boateng’s sermons were grounded in messages that extol “Forgiveness” and “Love,” quintessential themes that informed the passionate zeal of Christ himself. The Bishop told the congregation that learning to forgive comes with a peace of mind that is mollifying, and learning to love is the greatest emotion of all because it mortifies one’s enemies.
Sermons couched in love and forgiveness also informed the Bishop’s delivery in New Jersey on September 25, where many testified to the impact Dr. Adonteng Boateng’s fervent prayers have had on their lives.
Through Divine Word’s prayer line that reaches many parts of the globe, Bishop Adonteng Boateng and his pastoring prayer warriors, including Pastors Derrick Acheampong and Dauda Keita are able to make participants feel the divine presence of God in their lives to make them believe that God is real.
Earlier, diligent and passionate Pastor Keita took a section of the congregation through lessons in the fashion in which congregants through their goodness and sense of righteousness could create a space for the Holy Spirit to come and dwell in them. “Before you go out every day, invite the Holy Spirit to come and dwell in you. Don’t stop praying; it is the only way you can defeat the enemy,” said Pastor Keita.
Pastor Keita minced no words in stressing that many marriages today end in divorce because either spouse unconsciously is married to a demonic spirit that detests the success of the marriage. As a result, the demonic spirit does everything to create dissension and confusion in the marriage.
Pastor Keita revealed that if one dreams of having an intercourse with another person other than one’s spouse on a consistent basis, it is the signal of the presence of a demonic spirit trying to dislocate the marriage. He enjoined the congregation to be steadfast but humble in their dealings with their spouses.