Following the passing of Sam Korankye-Ankrah’s in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. J.K. Owusu, national officials of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council visited the family of the founder of the Royal House Chapel as a courtesy.
On September 11, the Chairman of the Church of Pentecost, who also serves as the President of the Council, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, led the team from the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council.
He urged the grieving man of God to maintain his composure during this tough time and promised the council’s backing for the funeral and burial of the two.
“We are here to sympathize with you and the family and also encourage you not to relent as you shoulder a lot of responsibilities as a leader of a congregation. Around this time of preparation for burial, there is a lot of confusion between families. Endeavour not to engage in any quarrels, just have the mindset of burying your in-laws in peace” he said.
Apostle Eric responded to what the visit meant for the whole Council and the Christian community by saying: “It means a lot. It is a demonstration of who Christ is and the love that we also preach about. It is by this love that people will know that we are disciples of Christ and so that is why we have made time to come to him and to also commiserate with him. We know that in these times it’s also difficult for any human being and so we decided to come here and encourage him”.
“Loosing one person is so grievous and so hearing about they loosing both parents within the space of a month, we knew we had to commiserate with them and encourage them and to support them in these difficult times.
“We thank God so much for your life. You are pillars and generals in the body of Christ in Ghana and beyond and in this difficult time we encourage that you stand firm. We stand with you in prayer and we believe that the Lord is going to see you through everything,” he said.
After being married for more than 63 years and being the parents of Lady Rev. Rita Sam Korankye-Ankrah, Mr. and Mrs. J.K. Owusu passed away one month apart.
The two will be buried and receive their last rites from October 5 through October 9, 2023.
Rev. Sam Korankye-Ankrah, who was speaking about the funeral arrangements, said that the burial service will take place at the Roman Catholic Church, Martrys Uganda at Mamprobi on October 6, 2023, following a wake-keeping on October 5 at the Royal House Chapel International.
The Thanksgiving Service at Oil Dome at the Royal House Chapel International on Sunday, October 9, 2023, marks the culmination of the funeral ceremonies.
The GPCC executives were thanked by Rev. Sam Korankye-Ankrah for their visit and assistance. He also urged everyone who shared their sympathies to join the family in saying goodbye to Mr. and Mrs. J.K. Owusu.