Ghana, Jamaica, and the United Kingdom were the venues for the 2023 edition of September to Remember, #STR2023. Patrick Quainoo Global Ministries utilized the whole ninth month of September, to observe the conference in its 26th year.
While London and Kingston were the venues for #STR2023 in the UK and Jamaica respectively, Miaso, a remote area in the Eastern Region of Ghana was the location for the conference.
Held under the theme of the “Great Commission”, participants were reminded of the need to obey Jesus’s command in Matthew 28:19-20. Click on the link below to see more pictures from #STR2023.
“Straight Outta Love” is the creation of published author Joyce Midley-Quainoo, a dedicated wife, broadcast journalist, and media consultant originally from Ghana who founded the Joy in Giving Foundation, a nonprofit Christian organization that takes care of the basic and infrastructural needs of orphans and needy children in Ghana, West Africa.
In her first-ever published book, Joyce shares, “A relationship knit together out of love that holds forever into eternity.” She writes that God wants to have a relationship with you, not a business transaction where you pay Him to deliver things to you. She explains with biblical verses why you must be motivated by the love of God to do all things as required in 1 Corinthians 16:14 (AMP).
Joyce presents a heartfelt message in hopes of empowering others in their faith walk at a time when the world is still healing from the devastating effects of #Covid19, the pain of losing #QueenElizabeth of the United Kingdom, the invasion of Ukraine by Russia in addition to all the negative reports about the economies of nations across the world.
Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Joyce Midley-Quainoo’s new book will help nurture a sense of connection with God through a careful explanation of the truest love. A Press Release from Christian Faith Publishing described “Straight Outta Love” as “an impactful message of God’s love that will encourage and inform.”
Consumers can purchase “Straight Outta Love” online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble
Patrick Quainoo Global Ministries, PQGM, has presented a mix of reading and coloring books to children at the Volta Home Orphanage in Ghana, West Africa.
This is to encourage good reading habits in the children. Other items donated to the orphanage included toiletries and hand sanitizers.
The gesture falls under the ministry’s Love Mission initiative, which takes care of widows, orphans, and disaster victims across the world . Below are some pictures.
The occasion also marked the joint birthday celebration of Pastor Patrick and Joyce Quainoo. The delegation from PQGM treated the children to some food and soft drinks. They also prayed for the children.
“…… for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”-Acts 4:12
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Salvation which is eternal life, or an everlasting life comes from believing in Jesus Christ alone. Acts 4:12 confirms Jesus is the true certified author of our salvation . There is no other alternative and that includes the law of Moses -Romans 8:3. The whole plan of God for salvation unto man hinges on the redemptive work of Jesus Christ. Yes ! The sacrifice Jesus made for the world is far greater than anything you can imagine. All that God expects from us, is faith in the atoning work of Jesus Christ. Your salvation is therefore an acceptance of what Christ has done, not an effort to get Christ to respond to you. Praise God!
It is particularly important for you to understand your status in Christ as a believer so you can enjoy your freedom in Him. When you Know and understand the value of your salvation, you cease to be manipulated.
Before the cross
Separation from God by sin, was the status of man before Jesus went to the cross- Romans 3:23. And while we were dead in our sins, God loved us, made us alive with Christ, forgave us all our sins, and also reconciled us to Himself -Colossians 2:13-14, Romans 5:8. Bible says God did all that for us when we were still sinners and ungodly people not when we were righteous people-Romans 5:6. In fact, God made peace with enemies not friends -Romans 5:10. All these were made possible through the one-time, for -all-time, sacrifice of Jesus Christ- Hebrews 10:12.
Eternal life, Righteousness & more
Our sins are forgiven. Praise God! But salvation must not be reduced to only forgiveness of sins. It should not be merely equated with a legal acquittal. To be acquitted is great news but salvation is more than just a judge acquitting a defendant. That is what God did for us plus more.
Salvation must also not be seen as some kind of fire insurance meant to keep us out of hell. The whole aim of salvation was not just to set us free from the penalty of sin, so we can escape hell and go to heaven. It is far bigger than that. Let me explain this.
The eternal life assurance of our salvation-1 John 5:13, John 5:24, means God would have still allowed Jesus Christ to die for us, so we can enjoy a relationship or fellowship with God again. This is because eternal life is a personal relationship with God by getting to know Him and Jesus Christ according to John 17:3. The use of “Know” in this verse is not just “knowledge of God” or knowing some facts about God but, “having an intimate and personal relationship” with God. In Philippians 3:8, Apostle Paul describes the opportunity of knowing Christ as a “priceless privilege and supreme advantage”.
Eternal life is the reason why Jesus said to Martha, the sister of Lazarus in John 11:25; “The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;”. Eternal life is instant at the point when you believe and continues after death. You don’t get it only after death otherwise the Bible would not have used the present tense of the verb “Have” when it said “that anyone who believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life”-John 3:16 (emphasis mine).
For our relationship with God to be possible, God had to first make peace with man. Verse 19 of 2 Corinthians chapter 5 says, “in Christ, God was reconciling the world to Himself not counting their trespasses against them,”- 2 Cor 16-19, Romans 5:10-11. Reconciliation means there is now peace between God and man through the blood of Jesus -Colossians 1:19-23. Hallelujah! Believing in Jesus then leads to the gift of eternal life while punishment awaits those who reject the sacrifice of Jesus Christ -John 3:16, 18, 36.
The good news is that we don’t only have a full pardon; we are also made righteous before God. This is a gift and not a reward for the good acts one undertakes including the long hours you pray or fast. And that is why our righteousness is by faith only in Christ Jesus according to Galatians 3:24, 2 Corinthians 5:21, and Titus 3:4-7. When you understand that your righteousness is by faith in Christ Jesus, boasting in yourself is eliminated.- Romans 3:27.
Don’t trust in yourself for righteousness because when you fall short, your own conscience will condemn you. Any works should be the result of your faith in God, not a condition for righteousness. Bible says any righteousness outside of Christ Jesus, is like dirty rags- Isaiah 64:6.
We were by nature, children of wrath as captured in Ephesians 2:1-3. But our belief in Christ Jesus has transformed us into children of God – Galatians 3:26. Hallelujah! I like very much how this is written in John 1:12-“He gave us the right to become children of God”. It is only those who have believed in the Son, that have this right. You are a child of God, let no one deprive you of this privilege. Bible says we are “partakers of the divine nature”-2 Peter 1:4; we have “passed from death into life” (John 5:24).
As believers in Christ Jesus, the Holy Spirit living in us is our seal and He bears witness of our identity -Romans 8:16. The Bible says we are now members of the household of God- Ephesians 2:19, with a right to the inheritance of all the promises of God. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, black or white. We are all presented with the same opportunity to know God -Galatians 3:26-29. As a child of God, you have full access to your heavenly Father anytime, any day. You don’t need an appointment to speak to God. And you have the confidence to approach God through Christ Jesus -Ephesians 3:12.
I want you to see Jesus at the center of your salvation always. You are complete in Him according to Colossians 2:10. It is not what Jesus has done plus your performances, otherwise, it ceases to be grace as captured in Romans 11:6. Our perfection is in Christ Jesus and our failures do not sever or jeopardize our relationship with Him. Remember, your greatest doing is to “believe” – believe in Jesus who did it all for you at the cross! John 6:29, John 6:47.
Recommended Watch: “YOUR SALVATION IS IN CHRIST JESUS” with Patrick E Quainoo. You can also subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more.
Every child at the Volta Home Orphanage in the Volta Region of Ghana owns a bible with their names boldly printed on them. Thanks to Patrick Quainoo Global Ministries, a non-profit christian organization, which gave out 50 bibles as Christmas gifts to the children. The gesture is part of the ministries’ “Vision 2020” agenda of distributing “One Million Bibles” worldwide, especially to those who need bibles.
Inspiring people and impacting nations is the focus of Patrick Quainoo Global Ministries. The ministry therefore caters for the physical and spiritual needs of people especially the poor and needy through various programs. Christmas is a season for giving and for Patrick Quainoo Global Ministries, it is a perfect time to present Bibles to each child at the Volta Home Orphanage.
Pakistan, India and Sierra Leone are among countries that have benefited from the “One Million Bible” distribution. Founder of Patrick Quainoo Global Ministries, Dr. Patrick E. Quainoo, explained that he targeted the orphanage as part of “Vision 2020” to help build the spiritual foundation of the children with the gospel.
The Volta Home Orphanage caters for orphaned and needy children at Vedeme. Most of the children do not have bibles. Mother of the orphanage, Madam Comfort Annabi was grateful , describing the gesture as the best Christmas gift.
In addition to the bibles, the children were also treated to some delicious meals and drinks. The orphanage Christmas treat was a collaboration between Patrick Quainoo Global Ministries and Joy in Giving Foundation.
Click to watch some of the children read their bible in video below
The Christian Faith Ministries Worldwide with support from Patrick Quainoo Ministries, has donated assorted items to the Body of Christ of Dechapel in Port Au Prince , Haiti. The church was hard hit in the 2010 earthquake that killed over one hundred thousand and displaced thousands of survivors in Haiti .
The items made up new and used clothes, toys, food and medicine were provided by both members and friends of the church in New York .
The gesture is one of the many charitable activities that the US based church undertakes to support the needy.
Watch the video below which shows the excitement of beneficiaries at the Haitian church as they shared the items .
Your love donation will help us to reach many more people with the needed help!
The General Overseer of the International Christian Faith Ministries – Ghana, Rev. Dr. Patrick E. Quainoo has charged Ghanaians to pray for the country’s leaders. Speaking in an exclusive interview in his office at Accra, Rev Quainoo said: “I believe Ghanaians are not obeying God’s word to pray for our leaders, and that’s why we’re seeing all these occurrences in Governments, the Political circles, and even the Churches .
“ I sincerely believe that if you are a Christian in opposition and you don’t pray for the government in power all because you are obeying party rules, then you are a hypocrite.”
He added: “If you belong to The New Patriotic Party (NPP) and do not pray for President Mahama, you are not listening to God but your party and that doesn’t portray godliness”.
He was quick to add that he doesn’t belong to any political party but only speaks as a man of God.
Ghana rated top Religious Country in the World – ( By: Gallop International)
Rev. Dr. Quainoo said that research by Gallop International has it that Ghana remains the number one Religious country in the world, and to him that is a major problem for the nation of Ghana; because religious people have a form of godliness but Spiritual people are God fearing and therefore obey God.
“Staying in church houses and speaking tongues of fire alone won’t put food on the table. I am urging Ghanaians to reduce idle churchgoing and work. We leave our offices and spend all our time praying and again expect magic? Forget it! God doesn’t work like that.”
Caution to youth
Rev. Dr. Quainoo cautioned the youth to be circumspect in all their doings and to stay away from the “get rich quick attitude”. He also charged men of God to stop preaching prosperity messages and preach the Word for it is the only message to get the country moving forward.
He concluded by saying that no government can ever make the nation any better place to live without God.