Obuasi Area Pemem Sport Festival End In Grand Style

The Men's Ministry's Four-Year Strategic Plan is a comprehensive blueprint aimed at fostering holistic growth among its members. The plan's emphasis on physical health underscores the belief that a sound body is essential for fulfilling one's life, career, and spiritual duties. By instituting annual sporting events and a soccer gala, the ministry seeks to cultivate a spirit of camaraderie and unearth latent talents within the congregation.

These events serve a dual purpose: they not only promote physical fitness and well-being but also act as a platform for evangelism, reaching out to both church members and the wider community.

The initiative aligns with the broader vision of the church, which necessitates active and healthy participants to carry out its mission effectively. The inclusion of various ministries at the district and area levels in these events ensures a wide-reaching impact, fostering unity and a sense of purpose among the young men involved. The activities are designed to be more than just a competition; they are a celebration of the gifts bestowed by God and an opportunity to engage in PEMEM activities fully.

The strategic plan, therefore, is not just a document but a living, breathing framework that guides the ministry's actions and aspirations. It is a testament to the ministry's dedication to nurturing all aspects of its members' lives, ensuring that they are equipped and ready to meet the challenges of their personal journeys and the collective endeavor of the church's vision. In this way, the Men's Ministry's approach exemplifies a comprehensive model of church leadership, one that values the interconnection between physical vitality and spiritual vigor.

It was in the regard that the Annual PEMEM Sports festival, a much-anticipated event in the Obuasi area, concluded with a thrilling display of sportsmanship and camaraderie. The football tournament, a highlight of the competition, saw Kyekyewere District clinch the title in a nail-biting penalty shootout, edging out Akaporiso with a 5-4 victory. The match, which ended in a goalless draw, showcased the defensive prowess and resilience of both teams. Prophet David Kankam Beditor, the esteemed Area Head, presided over the event as match commissioner, emphasizing the importance of unity and healthy living through sports.

The competition was not just a test of athletic skill but also a celebration of community spirit. Twelveteams from various districts came together, demonstrating their passion and dedication to the sport. The event was more than a contest; it was a platform for fostering fellowship among the men's groups across the districts. The presence of Prophet Beditor, Pastor BS Mensh and the area pastorate added a layer of significance to the occasion, reinforcing the community's values and the spirit of togetherness.

In addition to football, the competition featured other sports, including draught and sack race, adding variety and excitement to the event. The sack race saw Pentecost International Worship Center secure the third position, with Kunka District following closely in second place. However, it was Kyekyewere District that once again stood out, topping the event with a series of impressive performances.

The draught competition was equally competitive, with Tweapease District emerging victorious against the formidable opponents from Kwabrafoso and Kunka Districts, who claimed the second and third spots, respectively. The success of these events is a testament to the skill and enthusiasm of all participants.

The award ceremony was a moment of pride and joy for the winners. Trophies were awarded to the top three football teams, and individual accolades were given to the Best Goalkeeper, Best Player, and Goal King, celebrating their exceptional contributions to the game. These awards not only recognized the winners' achievements but also inspired all participants to strive for excellence.

The 2024 PEMEM Sports competition will be remembered for its competitive spirit, the display of exceptional talent, and the unifying power of sports within the community. It stands as a beacon of hope and inspiration, encouraging healthy competition and fostering a sense of belonging among the youth and adults alike. As the church looks forward to the next edition, the memories of this year's event will undoubtedly fuel the passion for sports and community engagement for years to come.

Prophet Beditor's role in presenting awards is not merely ceremonial but serves as a reinforcement of the ministry's commitment to the physical and spiritual development of its members. His message to the awardees to utilize their talents for the greater good reflects a core tenet of the ministry's philosophy: that individual achievements should contribute to the collective mission of soul-winning and nation-building for Christ.