The Grace House in the middle of the central business district of the Ashanti Regional Capital Kumasi has been lit with a series of activities as the Gracefields Chapel marks its eighth (8th) anniversary with an annual Founders Day.
From a humble beginning, the church has now opened three vibrant branches in Kumasi, two branches in the national capital Accra with more international branches in the offing.
The church has also kick started its mega dream of owning a world class educational institution with an ultra Modern Crèche and day care center.
The week was marked with one week of prayer and fasting and a street evangelism which lined the whole stretch between Adum and Asokwah.
Addressing the congregation, Founder and General Overseer of the church Rev. Simon Ampofo admonished the church to reflect on the Goodness of God rather than focus on all the negatives and challenges that the world throws at them.
He pointed out, “Many are finding it difficult to praise because it appears our lives are programmed to focus on the negatives. We minimize the good things in life but you have to deliberately call the good things to mind because the negative things come naturally to mind.”
Rev. Simon Ampofo recounted challenging times the ministry had endured and ascribed the growth and breathtaking achievements chalked within eight years of the church’s expansion to the Mercies and Grace of God.
He recalled, “Eight years ago we begun meeting on the fields. We were beaten by the rain. But low and behold, we got a place right in the center of town. People asked us how did we come to know and get this place .but we told them grace and mercies brought us here.”
“Remember when we were sacked from our meeting place one Saturday night at eight pm. It was like our end had come. We didn’t know where to turn to almost frustrated. But within a few minutes we got a place next door. Anytime people push you out, they are actually pushing you into your destiny”
“The land lord told us because we are here, this building will be named after the church. We are Gracefields and now this building is called Grace House.”
“When we got our new land, we built a huge edifice not even knowing where to use as our parking lot. By faith after about one year of building, we started eyeing other adjoining properties and claiming it.”
Rev. Simon admonished the church to keep praising God and be on the lookout for greater exploits from God as the church enters into its year of new beginnings.
“Thank God for everything that has happened in the past but as you learn to praise GOD, better thingsare going to happen. See I doo a new thing. His mercies are made new every morning,” he challenged.
The founder also exposed the church to the biblical meaning of seeing into the future and pursuing what God reveals for his people.
He however added that the church and individual members will not cover much ground if they only saw revelations into the future and started nothing to reach that perceived future.
He told the congregation, “I see a mega church, with international branches and international businessmen. Eyes that look are common but those that see are rare. But whatever is going to happen in your life starts now.”
Below are PHOTO’s of the 8th Founders Day Celebrations.