Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia cutting the tape to officially open the newly constructed Methodist Church of Ghana (MCG) head office complex in Accra yesterday
It was all applause for Vice President Bawumia when he joined the leadership and members of the Methodist Church of Ghana (MCG) to commission its newly constructed head office complex in Accra yesterday.
This was when he literally turned his speech into a mini sermon, indicating that his voice wanted to give him a “showdown this morning, but I say the devil is a liar.”
He also admonished Christians to live transformed lives like Jesus Christ, the son of God.
Addressing a packed auditorium at the new Wesley Tower building, Dr. Bawumia said “if Christians could live transformed lives in Jesus Christ, then it meant that the church and the state were heading towards a bright future.”
That, he said, was because “their transformed lives will transform our societies and will affect the entire nation positively”, attracting applause from his audience.
The 16-storey state-of-the-art edifice, which is located at the Ambassadorial Enclave of West Ridge in Accra, was funded by the church’s internally-generated funds.
It comprises an auditorium, a restaurant, executive conference rooms, offices for rent and a 100-capacity car park.
The facility will provide a spatial accommodation for the commercial business of the Methodist Conference and project the church’s reputation as one of the oldest Christian denominations in Ghana.
Vice President Bawumia expressed the hope that the Wesley Towers would be a place of transformation, spiritual growth, and maturity for all those who enter its doors.
“May the Wesley Towers be a place where lives are changed, where relationships are deepened.
“Let this edifice be a symbol of our comfort to the values of faith, hope, and love. May it serve as a reminder that, as a community, we are called to be a source of light and inspiration to all who enter us,” Dr. Bawumia prayed.
For him, the completion of the building which has virtually changed the skyline of Ridge area “is a testament to the unwavering faith, dedication, and commitment of the entire membership of the Methodist Church Ghana,” and that “it is a day of reflection, of thanksgiving, and of looking forward to the bright future that awaits us within these walls.”
“As we stand here today, we are reminded of the countless hours of hard work and sacrifice that have brought us to this moment. The journey to this beautiful edifice has been one marked by faith, hope, and love.
“It is a testament to what can be achieved when a community comes together with a shared purpose and a shared vision,” he noted.
He was therefore of the belief that the Wesley Towers was not just a physical structure, but “it is a symbol of our faith, a beacon of hope, and a place where love and compassion will flourish.”
He noted that “it is a space where we will come together to worship, to fellowship, to work, to learn, to support one another, and to reach out to those in need, which is the core business of the church.”
The Vice President expressed gratitude to members of the church who had given so generously their time, talents, money, and resources to make the Wesley Towers a reality, saying “your dedication and commitment to this project is truly inspiring.”
In his sermon, the Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church Ghana, Most Reverend Dr. Paul Kwabena Boafo, entreated members of the church to rededicate their lives to God by presenting themselves as living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to the Lord.
He said the edifice would be a symbol of enduring faith and hope in God, which will be used to propagate the gospel of Christ to all nations.
He cited Nehemiah 12:27-47 which referred to the story of the construction of the walls of Jerusalem by the Israelites after long periods of enslavement in Babylon and, thus, charged the congregation to rekindle their faith in the Lord and live lives that are pleasing to God.
He thanked the Lord for his faithfulness, kindness and mercies for seeing the church through the periods of difficulties during the construction phase, amid the COVID-19 pandemic that brought financial meltdown to the world, including the church.
By Charles Takyi-Boadu, Presidential Correspondent