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Bishop Kofi Adonteng Boateng to honor Asamoah Gyan in US

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Bishop Kofi Adonteng Boateng (PhD), Founder of Divine Word International Ministries (DWIM) and Divine Prayer Line has indicated that Asamoah Gyan, the illustrious former captain of Black Stars, will be flying to the US with his manager, Mr. Sammy Anim Addo to receive the “Exceptional Achievements Thanksgiving and Appreciation Awards” this year in the United States (US).

Bishop Dr. Adonteng Boateng has been managing DWIM with a need for enhanced spiritual stewardship, program development, community engagement, new member incorporation, church growth and creation of positive international impact.

It is on this premise that the Bishop is initiating the Exceptional Achievements Thanksgiving and Appreciation Awards ceremony of which Gyan and his Manager will be among the first recipients.

“My greatest joy as a Bishop is to see people have an encounter with Jesus Christ in relevant ways that help them discover His plans and purposes for their lives and to also acknowledge and appreciate the exceptional works of such people in the eyes of the public.”

The occasion is scheduled to happen at the newly acquired DWIM church building located at 3115, Golansky BLVD, Woodbridge, Virginia on Thursday, 28th November 2019 at 6 pm prompt.

Bishop Adonteng Boateng is Founder of Fairfax Police Department’s (PD) Faithful Servants of America Awards. This awards ceremony began in Virginia after September 10, 2017 when the Bishop appreciated the Fairfax County PD. The Bishop was also ordained an International Police Chaplain in the US by Pastor Daisy Perez of Fountain Salvation International Ministry and CELA University.

The Bishop who studied Theology and Biblical Counseling at Collins University of Ohio, in the US and received a honorary Ph.D. of Divinity in 2011 at same University said “I’m excited that Asamoah Gyan will be flying in to honor our invitation on such an august even occasion to the glory and service of God, I am also humbled by the opportunity I get to honor him as former Black Stars captain for his work in service to Ghana and humanity.”

Divine Word International Ministries of Woodbridge, Virginia in collaboration with Faithful Servants Awards of America will also honor Asamoah Gyan at their dinner gala this year on the night of November 28, a day before the Exceptional Achievements Thanksgiving and Appreciation Awards. Bishop Adonteng Boateng in 2018 initiated the Faithful Servant Awards to honor Police officers in the Franconia District Police of Virginia, the ceremony is now a US-wide event.

According to DWIM Communication team, Asamoah Gyan the popular international soccer icon and the general captain of the Black Stars under the guidance of his business and foundation Manager Mr. Sammy Anim Addo has contributed over $550,000 into social interventions and poverty alleviation for the less privileged and vulnerable in respective Ghanaian communities.

Notable among such contributions is the construction of a water system for Wenchi in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana and 13 small communities and water systems for the St. Francis Teacher Training School in Hohoe in the Volta Region of Ghana. Again, the skipper has donated hospital equipment to the Ridge hospital, Korle Bu heart Centre, Children’s Hospital and the Mamprobi Polyclinic, all in Ghana.

Relief items and a cash donation to the infamous June 3rd flood and fire victims in Accra in 2015 are some of the notable acts of kindness done by the foundation. The other significant contribution is the construction of an ultra-modern Astro soccer pitch for Accra Academy school where both Asamoah Gyan and Sammy Addo Anim are past students.

The Baby Jet U16 African tournament, a soccer talent event through the initiative of Samuel Addo Anim are all great works of the duo through their working partnership as well as numerous business conglomerates and businesses owned by Asamoah Gyan and managed by Sammy.

“It is in this light that, these immense contributions to humanity has caught the eyes of Faithful Servants of America and Divine Word International Ministries. As a result, I extended an invitation to Asamoah Gyan and Sammy to honor them on all they have done for the less privileged and vulnerable in Ghana,” said DWIM Founder Bishop Adonteng Boateng.

Asamoah Gyan who has recently joined the Indian professional football club NorthEast United FC, also known as NEUFC based in Guwahati, Assam said “I’m blessed and also privileged to be invited to the church of Bishop Adonteng Boateng to receive this honor at the Exceptional Achievements Thanksgiving and Appreciation Awards. I know my contributions are small, but hopefully they inspire others to give to the cause of humanity.’

Meanwhile, Sammy Anim Addo, CEO of GoldStar Consult, a marketing and event company, is noted for organizing Stars Soccer Fiesta; a charity event between the players of the Black Stars and other celebrities since 2007.

He worked as a writer on youth development through Sports with the Ghana Football Association (GFA) news and served as a social commentator on several media platforms in Ghana.

He has successfully managed the Asamoah Gyan brand and a conglomerate of business entities such as Gyan Investments, Mama Vits Investments, and Baby Jet Promotions. He is currently the brain behind the Baby Jet Under 16 International Tournament that has gained international attention.

DWIM also has a non-profit hand that has over the recent decade assisted the needy locally and internationally with grants and other educational scholarships. Information about their upcoming events captured in this story is available on the Bishop’s

Facebook page www.facebook.com/adontengboateng2

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“I declare Ghana a Holy Ghost, Christian nation”, Benny Hinn

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Televangelist Benny Hinn has prophetically declared Ghana to be a Holy Ghost-led Christian nation.

At Day 7 of the 2019 edition of the Experience Conference currently going on in Ghana at the Maker’s House Chapel International on the theme: ‘The same Jesus’, which started on Sunday, 6 October 2019, Pastor Hinn led the congregation in prayer thus: “Lord, I declare Ghana belongs to you. I declare Ghana belongs to Jesus the son of the almighty God. I declare Ghana to be a Christian nation and remain a Christian nation”.

“And Lord, we cover the heavens over Ghana with your blood”, the Israeli man of God continued.

“No foreign spirit will ever have dominion over Ghana. No demonic power will ever have dominion over Ghana. No foreign de”, Past Hinn declared.

“I declare this nation a Holy Ghost nation. I declare this nation a Holy Ghost nation. And I repeat: I declare Ghana a Holy Ghost nation. And Father, under the anointing, I also declare that every power that is not of you; break it, destroy it, drive it out that your people will be free in this land. Free to worship, free to preach your word, free to declare your name; that Ghana will influence all of Africa”, he prayed.

 

Pastor Hinn then led the congregation in prayer for President Nana Akufo-Addo.

“In the mighty name of Jesus, I declare that the President of Ghana, the leaders of Ghana, will be led by the Holy Spirit. Lord I pray You place in your way, in your time, a man over this nation, who will declare your name to this nation: a man full of the Holy Spirit, a man who knows you intimately.

“And I pray for the present President: clothe him with wisdom, clothe him with your power, reveal yourself to him day and night”.

“In the name of Jesus, let this nation be a lighthouse to Africa. And I thank you Lord that our declaration will be established in the heavenlies. And I tell you now Satan, you will never have Ghana, you will never have the people of Ghana, you will never have the future of Ghana, it belongs to Jesus and his Kingdom”, he prayed.

 

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Former Atheist Brad Pitt Becomes A Christian As He Recovers From Alcoholism

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Brad Pitt is known for being one of the biggest Hollywood stars alive today, and for many years, he was also an atheist. However, recent struggles of his that include addiction and a painful divorce from Angelina Jolie have led to him finding God.

For years, Pitt pushed all questions of faith aside in favor of life’s many worldly distractions. It was only during his divorce from Jolie that he started to change and value the real blessings of life, including his children.

“I gotta be more — I gotta be more for them,” Brad said amidst his divorce. “I have to show them. And I haven’t been great at it.”

Pitt remembers sleeping on a friend’s floor for weeks following his divorce because he was simply “too sad” to stay in the family’s home all alone. These kinds of struggles are what softened his heart and allowed him to find God.

Pitt did not have a good experience with faith growing up, and though he was raised in a Christian home, he says it was more of a “cleaner, stricter” version of Christianity. Back then, he saw faith as a list of rules rather than a personal relationship with Christ.

“I never understood growing up with Christianity-don’t do this, don’t do that-it’s all about don’ts,” he explained.

Once he grew up, Pitt ditched Christianity altogether.

“I completely left it [Christianity] and I called myself agnostic,” he said. “Tried a few spiritual things but didn’t feel right.”

Though he was soon calling himself an atheist, Pitt said this was more about conforming to the standards of the world versus truly denying God in his heart.

“Then I called myself an atheist for a while, just kind of being rebellious. I wasn’t really,” he said. “But I kinda labeled myself that for a while. It felt punk rock enough.”

After what he’s been through recently, however, Pitt has found God again.

“Oh, man, I’ve gone through everything. Like, I cling to religion,” Pitt said. “Then I found myself coming back around to just belief in-I hate to use the word spirituality, but just a belief in that we’re all connected.”

We’re so glad to see that Pitt has found God again, and we hope he uses his platform to spread the word of Christ.

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Tyler Perry opens vast new Atlanta film studio with star-packed party

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The writer and director Tyler Perry has officially opened his massive new film studio in Atlanta, with a party that drew celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Samuel L Jackson and Halle Berry.

Spike Lee, Cicely Tyson and others also helped Perry launch his new facility, a 134-hectare (330-acre) studio, one of the largest in the US, that once served as a Confederate army base.

“I think it’s pivotal in everything that we’ve done, everything that we’re doing still, that we continue to try to motivate and inspire people,” said Perry, who was once homeless.

Winfrey praised Perry and said the new studio head was a force to be reckoned with.

“He didn’t wait for other people to validate or to say you should go this way, or that way. He said: ‘I’m going to create my own way,’ and as we can see here, become a force for himself,” Winfrey said.

Jackson pointed to Perry’s vision as the key to his ascent. “This is more about Tyler the entrepreneur. The visionary. A guy who understands that ownership means that you can do what you want,” Jackson said.

Tyler Perry Studios has 12 soundstages, each named after a seminal black actor.

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William McDowel finally releases ‘The Cry’ full album – Available Now

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GRAMMY-nominated and Dove Award-winning worship leader, pastor and author, William McDowell, has released his new live album, The Cry (Integrity Music). The album was recorded at Redemption to the Nations Church in Chattanooga, TN and features special guest artists Nathaniel Bassey, Travis Greene, Yolanda Adams, David & Nicole Binion, Tasha Cobbs Leonard and Trinity Anderson (worship leader of McDowell’s Deeper Fellowship church).

For 20 years, McDowell has been writing songs crying out for God to bring revival. However, his latest release is not a collection of songs crying out for God to come; rather it’s a collection of songs written as a response to a God who already has. Two decades ago, McDowell began praying for revival to break out in his community, and on May 22, 2016, the presence of God entered his church of Deeper Fellowship in Orlando and has yet to leave.

The church has recorded over 300 different healings and miracles to date. What’s more… the revival doesn’t seem to be slowing down. The congregation has grown from a group of 15 to over 1,000 in just five years. People line up outside the church to attend Sunday services. The Cry is a powerful collection that puts to melody what God has been doing in his church and with these people.

During the live recording members of Deeper Fellowship came on stage to share their testimony of healing—a woman who was paralyzed and now walks, another woman who contracted a life-threatening amoeba and was miraculously and immediately healed. These are just two of the hundreds of miracle-stories coming out of McDowell’s church.

For 20 years, McDowell has been writing songs crying out for God to bring revival. However, his latest release is not a collection of songs crying out for God to come; rather it’s a collection of songs written as a response to a God who already has. Two decades ago, McDowell began praying for revival to break out in his community, and on May 22, 2016, the presence of God entered his church of Deeper Fellowship in Orlando and has yet to leave.

The church has recorded over 300 different healings and miracles to date. What’s more… the revival doesn’t seem to be slowing down. The congregation has grown from a group of 15 to over 1,000 in just five years. People line up outside the church to attend Sunday services. The Cry is a powerful collection that puts to melody what God has been doing in his church and with these people.

During the live recording members of Deeper Fellowship came on stage to share their testimony of healing—a woman who was paralyzed and now walks, another woman who contracted a life-threatening amoeba and was miraculously and immediately healed. These are just two of the hundreds of miracle-stories coming out of McDowell’s church.

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No preacher can win more souls for Christ than Kanye West – Sonnie Badu claims

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UK-based Ghanaian gospel musician and preacher Sonnie Badu has a strong feeling that American rapper Kanye West has the ability to win more souls for Christ than most preachers and gospel artistes.

He made this statement in a lengthy Instagram post on Tuesday, September 17.

According to the “Baba” hitmaker, the husband of Kim Kardashian could have a bad past but his influence can help him win more souls for Christ.

He backed his claim with the story of Paul (formerly Saul) in the bible, saying Kanye ‘can fill arenas and win souls for Christ, more than all of us’.

Sonnie shared the cover artwork of Kanye’s upcoming album “Jesus is King” with the caption: “The disciples had a major concern about Paul. Why? Because they just could not fathom how they could spend 3 years with the Master and yet Paul who was a killer, had never met him had more insight and wrote more books in the scriptures than they did. Well, the reason is quite simple.

What God could use Paul to do, he could not use Peter in that same regard (illiteracy and understanding times and seasons ). Recall Paul was very well educated and well informed, with that said, this man @kanyew.est can fill arenas and win souls for Christ, more than all of us . But they wondered about his past though..well, just ask God who knows and sees all things.

So he states “JESUS IS KING” Even if he never says it again, this release will get millions looking for Jesus. The truth is no preacher, bishop nor gospel artist can reach out to the lost than this man based on his exposure, so God picks him … I watch the service at @newbirthmbc with my brother pastor @jamalhbryant , his humility was amazing , he had on T-shirt, it was all about God … The gospel is being preached around the world, and this is it. Bearing in mind that we’ve all been commissioned to be fishers of men for Christ. Have you been called?? Food for thought”.

“Jesus is King”, which is Kanye West’s 9th studio project, is scheduled for release on September

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Travis Greene Receives Gold Plaque for his hit single ‘Intentional

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Three-time GRAMMY® nominated, multiple award-winning artist, songwriter, and producer, Travis Greene, was presented with a Gold Plaque from RCA Inspiration for his #1 smash hit single “Intentional”, which has been RIAA-Certified Gold® for a half-million in sales.

The chart-topper was presented with this award during his annual Engage Culture Weekend, hosted from his home base of Columbia, SC. The weekend featured empowering live events with special guests including Kirk Franklin, DeVon Franklin, Heather Lindsey, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Matt Kemp, and more.

Travis Greene says,

“There have been few moments on this journey that have knocked me off of my feet. ‘Intentional’ going Gold is one of them. The idea that God can use a funny talking kid, from a single-parent home, to make music that people connect to is Crazy! None of this happens without the creative genius Himself, my king and friend Jesus. Super grateful for my family and everyone who’s taken this journey with me. God has allowed ‘Intentional’ to take me all over the world, and we continue on sharing His story and love.”

In addition to hosting his annual event, Greene recently released a new single and video for “Won’t Let Go”, from his forthcoming album Broken Record. “Won’t Let Go” marks the first single of many to be released from the album which is slated for release this fall.

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Believe or not Kanye West preps for a gospel album release ‘Jesus is King’

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Well, it became so obvious when Kim Kardashian West, wife of the rapper Kanye West took to twitter earlier to give a clear gist of Kanye’s new project which happens to be a gospel album titled Jesus is King’ an this is scheduled for release on september 27.

Kanye had been in the news lately for claiming to have reconnected back to his root of the Christian faith, something that became somewhat visible in ‘Sunday Service’ gospel performance sessions.

At the top of 2019, West began conducting choirs in “Sunday Service” gospel performances. The events featured gospel renditions of West classics, as well as covers and church staples. West brought “Sunday Service” to Coachella in April and has since held “Sunday Services” for Mother’s Day and to memorialize the victims of the Dayton mass shooting.

 

 

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Pope Francis Rescued By Firefighters After Getting Stuck In Elevator

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Pope Francis was rescued by firefighters after he got stuck in an elevator for 25 minutes, ahead of his weekly address on Sunday, August 31.

“I have to apologise for being late. I was trapped in a lift for 25 minutes, there was a power outage but then the firemen came,” the smiling 82-year old pontiff apologized to crowds gathered in St. Peter’s Square, Vatican City on Sunday, after showing up late for his weekly address.

Pope Francis said a “drop in tension” caused the elevator to block. He said that Holy See firefighters rescued him and asked the people in the square to applaud them.

He then went on to challenge governments to take “drastic measures” to combat global warming and reduce the use of fossil fuels, saying the world was experiencing a climate emergency.

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Shock after Rwanda gospel singer reveals he is gay

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A Rwandan gospel singer has told the BBC he expected a backlash after telling a Christian YouTube channel on Monday that he was gay.

Albert Nabonibo, 35, said he was ready to face the challenges in a culture that was hostile towards homosexuality – and his revelation has shocked his fans.

Rwandan laws do not outlaw gay acts but same-sex marriages are not permitted and most churches in the mainly Christian country preach that homosexuality is a sin.

This has meant that for years Nabonibo has hidden his sexuality – and he is the first gospel singer in Rwanda to come out.

“In fact there are many like me even there in churches. The fact is they hide it because of the mentality of church-goers and the community and for their security,” Nabonibo told the BBC.

But Nabonibo who was born in Kacyiru suburbs of the capital, Kigali, said it was time people to know that being gay was normal.

“I feel for others like me who live in fear. They should go out to be heard, because we have to be received like other people out here,” he said.

But he has already started to receive abuse since coming out.

“Some people have insulted me, some have called me foolish and others called me stupid. But there are some who understand me – like my brother who has always encouraged me to be who I am.”

Whatever negativity he faces, Nabonibo says will continue “singing for God”.

“I will live with those who accept me and those who reject me – I know it will be a daily battle.”

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