Monday, 22 April 2013


Apostle Emmanuel Gyesi-Addo
Apostle Emmanuel Gyesi-Addo, the fourth International Missions Director (IMD) of The Church of Pentecost, assumed office in August 2011, taking over from Apostle Dr Stephen Kofi Baidoo who had meritoriously served for the maximum two five-year terms of office from 2001-2011.

L-R Apostles Gyesi-Addo, IMD
 and Dr  S. K Baidoo former IMD

Since assuming office, he said he had been longing to visit me. He therefore literally had to squeeze water out of stone to factor our visit into a two-nation duty tour of Europe. He was very grateful to God for His sustaining grace for me, and as to be expected, we spent long hours in prayer and sweet fellowship. He left Germany the next day, Friday 19th May, 2013, for Belgium and onward to Ghana.

L-R: Mrs M Yiadom, IMD, Self, Mrs Ntumy and Aps Yiadom
Apostle Gyesi-Addo and I are no strangers to each other; our paths have crossed many times. I had the privilege of being the Officiating Minister at his Welcome Service when he was newly called into the Pastoral Ministry in 1991. Later he volunteered as my French Teacher when I was being transferred to Ivory Coast as head of our church in that country. He was later transferred to Senegal as our pioneer missionary to that country. In 1996 when he gained admission to Haggai Institute in Singapore, I also volunteered to pastor his young church in Senegal for three weeks in his absence (I was then preparing to leave Ivory Coast for France as Resident Missionary). Between 1998 and 2008 when I served as Chairman of COP, he was one of our finest ministers serving in Senegal, elsewhere in Ghana and in Gabon, from where he was elected IMD.

IMD, Self, Apostle Yiadom 
 And now as a missionary, he is my Director, my Patron, my "boss". With joy, hear me addressing him as "Mon Directeur" and him responding, "Mon President."  When the two of us converse, we speak French. Is this relationship not beautiful?  
Apostle Gyesi-Addo is an accomplished bilingual scholar, administrator and a seasoned man of God. He is one of God's special gifts to COP and we trust that under his leadership, the missionary enterprise of COP will be catapulted to the next higher level.

Rev Nick and Mrs Love Siaw 
Pastor  N. Siaw, COP Head, Spain.
 Prior to the vist of the IMD, Pastor Nicholas Siaw, COP National Head of Spain, and his wife, Love, had visited us from 3rd to 4th April. That was the third time Pastor Siaw had visited, and the first for his wife. There was much to talk about and much more to be grateful for.
Under his able leadership, COP in Spain now has 10 Pastoral Districts, 42 Assemblies and 2,370 members.

As always, we are very grateful to God for the gift of friends, colleagues, brethren in Christ, professional Carers, and family. Your love and support always couple with the grace of God to make all the difference as we await my miracle at God's own time appointed.


Pastor Nicolas Siaw delightfully helping me in my Standing Machine