The late Rev. Edith Afua Darkoa Osafo-Affum laid to rest.
The mortal remains of the late Rev. Edith Afua Darkoa Osafo-Affum have been laid to rest at the Mission Cemetery in her hometown, Akropong-Akuapem in the Akuapem Presbytery.
Preaching the Sermon, Rev. I. D. Asare, the Akuapem Presbytery Chairperson read from 2 Corinthians 5:1-5 and said the Apostle Paul draws our attention to the fact that living under a tent is not a permanent situation. The scriptures equate our bodies as temporal tents and that we have a permanent home in heaven. There was a need for all men to prepare for this permanent heavenly home by fulfilling’s assignments here on earth and submitting to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
The Moderator of GA, Rt. Rev. Prof. J. O. Y. Mante prayed for the family. He paid personal tributes to the late Rev Osafo-Affum. He said at the time of her commissioning in 1994, there were less than 10 females Ministers, she thus became one of the pioneering female Ministers if the Church. “At the time, the appointment of female Ministers of the PCG was done on an experimental basis. Mama Edith and her fellow female Ministers were exemplary pioneers”. The Moderator of GA requested female Minister present sing a song to pay their last respects to her.
The late Rev. Edith Osafo-Affum was born in 1951 and was Commissioned in 1996 and Ordained in 1998 as a Minister respectively. She served Chaplain at Agogo PWCE from 1996-1999. Other stations served include Ebenezer Congregation, Agogo, and Kroufa Congregations in the Asante Akyem Presbytery. She was in the Northern Presbytery as the first Headmistress Tamale PRESEC. In the Western Presbytery, she served as the Regional Manager of School and served in some Congregations. She also served in the Ga West Presbytery.
While in Tamale, she was the Ag. Presbytery Clerk from 2003-2005. She was the first female District Minister of Mamfe District. She died on 1st July 2020. Before becoming a Minister, she was a Teacher and a founding member of the BSPG in Akropong Akuapem and held positions in the YPG. Some of her Ministerial Training classmates present were Rev. Dr. Anokye Nkansah, Rev. I. D. Asare, Rev. Osafo Kantanka, and Rev. Ampofo Akonnor.
COVID-19 protocols were observed. Mourners and sympathizers who were not accredited were not seated in the Chapel.