On the 12th of January 2016, Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider conducted a festive divine service in Yamoussoukro (Cote d'Ivoire). District Apostle Michael Ehrich has invited all the active Apostles of Ghana to participate in this festive divine service. During the divine service five new Apostles were ordained for Ghana. The District Apostle wrote to the congregations as follows, “ the ordinations were aimed at equalizing all the Apostle areas as far as possible in terms of sizes, membership and number of congregations to ensure that all congregations are better served in the future”.
The newly ordained Apostles were assigned the following working areas
Apostle Robert Asampong, Koforidua
Apostle Hayford Nzimah, Wiawso
Apostle Moses Otchere- Ayarkwa, Sunyani
Apostle Timothy Yaw Akubia, Volta North
Apostle Paul Yaw Kyereme, Techiman
This brings to sixteen the number of active Apostles in Ghana. The District Apostle pleaded with brothers and sisters to give their full support to the decision taken and to receive their bearers of blessing in order to prepare the congregations for the return of Christ.
On their return from Cote d’Ivoire two of the newly ordained Apostles Hayford Nzimah and Otchere Ayarkwa were introduced to the congregations in two separate divine services at Debiso and Breman Districts by Apostle Oppong-Brenya on the 16th and 17th January 2016 respectively.
At Elluokrom in the Breman District the divine service was held in the open space under shaded trees to accommodate the large number of members whom our small church could not take all.
The Apostle Benjamin Darko who previously worked with the two former Bishops in this vast area bid the congregation farewell to take over the newly created Dunkwa Apostle Area.