“So, God said, “Let the earth sprout [tender] vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit according to (limited to, consistent with) their kind, whose seed is in them upon the earth;” and it was so.” (Genesis 1:11 AMP)
The leadership of The Church of Pentecost headed by Apostle Eric Nyamekye and the Executive Council hold the strong belief that God in His wisdom created the heavens and the earth and everything thereof including plants (trees) for varied purposes. He then gave humanity trust to hedge and to keep the plants and all the things He had created. It is, therefore, inimical for the church to gross over her stewardship role in that regard.
For this reason and in the spirit of the church’s strategic vision of “Possessing the Nations,” dubbed; “Vision 2023,” the Environmental Care Campaign was introduced. This intervention, which is pursued to take care of the environmental needs of the nation, has gained nationwide acceptance after two successful clean-up and stakeholder engagement exercises undertaken by the church in the last two years.
This year, however, the leadership has considerably decided that one million (1,000,000.00) trees should be planted nationwide as part of the campaign. The exercise would be organised in collaboration with the Forestry Commission of Ghana in the months of May and June.
For an effective, concise, and sustainable exercise, aimed at planting seedlings and ensuring their growth, the various ministries of the church have been brought on board to lead in the planting, nurturing and maintenance process. The scheduled dates for the planting exercises are as follows:
- Pentecost Men’s Ministry (PEMEM) would lead the church on Saturday, 29th May 2021, to plant 50,000seedlingsacross the nation.
- Evangelism Ministry would continue on Saturday, 5th June 2021 to plant 100,000 seedlings across the nation.
- On Friday, 11th June 2021, the pastorate, Women’s Ministry & Children’s Ministry would take turns to plant 500,000 seedlings.
- The Youth Ministry would climax the exercise on Saturday, 12th June 2021, with 350,000 seedlings across the length and breadth of the nation.
All are invited to join this laudable cause. Interested persons and groups should contact Pastor Pasteeco Arthur on 0541 929 974 for more information about this tree-planting project. Join us as we paint the country green; one tree at a time!