The leaders of BUEA COMMUNITY CHURCH once more decided to organize a three days retreat which was aim at increasing the spiritual well being of the BCC Christians . All this which started on Thursday 16th of July and ended on Saturday the 18th.
The program formally started on Thursday with the first session in the morning which was from 6:00 am to 7 :30 am. from 6 am there was a thirty minutes prayer and worship session coordinated by Ps Manga. after this part two of that day was a bible study time on the topic “PRAYER” this was coordinated by prophet Yeboah. He inspire the BCC Christians who were there as he taught them on the various types of prayers which are supposed to be prayed to God and the time which each prayer is worth it. So many Christians where blessed by the man of God’s teaching.so that was that for the morning session.
The evening session slated for 5pm started at the slated time with some thirty minutes of prayers and worship coordinated by sis Bridget Lekenka. Then was proceeded by the introduction of the first teacher for that evening Ps Simon Njock. He went on stage and taught on the topic “CALL TO BE FIRST WITH HIM”. He elaborated this with Scriptures from (mark 3:13) he taught the congregation that God call us for a purpose that we have been called to be with him first that we we belong to him and no spirit can take us away from him except we take ourselves away from him.Secondly he has a mission for all his called ones .
The next speaker who was Ps Manga spoke on the topic “STRATEGIC EVANGELISM OR THE HEARTBEAT OF GOD” . He taught on the various ways of carrying out evangelism and the various ways to approach somebody with the word of God . He tried to increase the evangelism skills of the Christians and that was that for day one.
Day two which was Friday began with same 30 minutes prayer in the morning from 6 am that was the morning session. There after was a teaching on the topic “RETREAT, QUIET TIME, MEDITATION, AND BIBLE STUDY” After that was the closing prayer and session on closed.
Session two for that day all started in the evening at 5pm with prayers , followed by teaching by Ps Manga on the topic “PRAYING IN THE HOLY GHOST AND SPEAKING IN TONGUES ” he taught with scriptures from (1cor 14:1,1cor 16:19) .after the teaching there was some serious encounter with the holy spirit by the Christians they spoke in tongues and some even God spoke to them and they spoke it out. Some laid flat on the floor just to worship the Lord Almighty it was very fantastic what the holy spirit did on that day he lifted people do different levels in spirituality. After that great time Ps Arung came on went on stage and spoke on the theme “WE ARE HARVESTERS” .He told all that there is a great field waiting for us to harvest and that we have to pray that God make us good harvesters . He prayed after that and the day ended with a closing prayer from sis Anita Atemkeng.
The last day had some change of program as compared to the other days that everything for the day started at 9 am .It all started with prayers and worship as usual then the first teacher for the day was introduced he was Ps Arung. He taught on the topic BE DISTINGUISHED ,. he taught for about one hour, after which he prayed for what he he had taught for to be applied to the lives of the Christians. Then the next speaker for the day was introduced on stage that was Ps Simon Njock he taught on the topic WORK IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD .After that powerful teaching was the final closing prayer and it all ended for the three days retreat at BCC.
The retreat was very interesting because it led to a massive spiritual growth of the people who made time to be there even though the population was not that many but the few who had time to attend gained something very wonderful.For the attendance it was not that massive because the highest attendance was 23 . But they have really caught the fire and all hopes is on them to extend it to those who were not there .