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Bishop Dag Heward-Mills dedicates ‘The Qadesh’ at Bortianor

Bishop Dag Heward-Mills unveiling a plaque to inaugurate the Qadesh. With him are Bishop E.A.T Sackey (right) and Lady Rev. Adelaide Heward-Mills Bishop Dag Heward-Mills unveiling a plaque to inaugurate the Qadesh. With him are Bishop E.A.T Sackey (right) and Lady Rev. Adelaide Heward-Mills

The Founder and General Overseer of the Lighthouse Chapel International, Bishop Dag Heward-Mills, has dedicated a new cathedral for the church at New Bortianor, close to the Kasoa tollbooth.

Known as The Qadesh, a variation for the Hebrew word meaning ‘Holy Hill’, the cathedral can seat more than 7,000 congregants, higher than any auditorium in the country.

The cathedral complex is sited on a six-acre land and besides its main auditorium, it also houses offices for pastors, a boardroom for pastoral meetings, a wedding chapel and a terrace for receptions.

The Qadesh also has four different chapels for young people of various ages. A lawyer and pastor, Bishop E.A.T. Sackey, is the Head Pastor and Resident Bishop of the Qadesh.

The cathedral dedication was done during this year’s Mountain of the Lord Conference, an annual conference which draws attendance of thousands of Christians from different branches of the Qodesh Family Church (QFC), a denomination within the church, from around the world.

The Bishop Heward-Mills encouraged Christians to seek the kingdom of God in everything they did, irrespective of one’s position and aspirations in life, stating that seeking God first would guide the believer through.

"Whether you are a banker, a teacher or a doctor, whatever you are doing, seek ye first the kingdom of God and you shall be blessed. As we look unto him, he will give us the way to do things in life,” he advised.

 Bishop Heward-Mills urged Christians to follow the vision of the Lord rather than depend on their own understanding.

Dedicating the building, he prayed that persons who worshipped there be set free from any bondage.

"Anyone who comes here will be removed from captivity. Anybody who comes here will be healed of any diseases. Let the angels ascend from here to the heavens with our prayers and supplications to the heavens, and let the heaven come down to us,” he prayed.

The medical doctor and evangelist added: “Until we are dead, we shall continue to build more churches for Christ and the more we build, the more Lord will bless us.”

For his part, Bishop Sackey commended the general overseer for his encouragement and support in putting up the cathedral.

He said it took two years to build the cathedral complex, adding that when they first moved to Bortianor, they worshipped in a tent.

Bishop Sackey said since the church began operating at Bortianor, there had been transformation in the lives of many people, especially young people, who could have otherwise been involved in vices.

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