A newly-inducted member of the Electoral Commission (EC), Rev. Akua Boateng says her divorce drew her closer to God.
According to the Reverend who became the first Female Programme Director of the Anglican Diocese said her divorce made her realised the importance of focusing on her relationship with God.
Speaking on Joy Prime’s Prime Morning on Wednesday 22, March 2023, she indicated that although she attended church as a child, she was never interested in church life.
“To be honest, it was going through a divorce that brought me to the point where I started paying attention to God. I used to go to church regularly, I just drive my mum there, hand out outside, go in for communion and come back out.
I didn’t belong to Scriptural Union (SU), I wasn’t a server, I was nothing, I remember when I went to seminary and we were introducing ourselves, everybody was a youth pastor, you know people were in the church, me I’m a member of my church, I pay dues and that’s it,” she highlighted.
Rev. Ofori Boateng said she was very fortunate to have reasonably well-off parents who took excellent care of her and made sure she had a smooth life until things started to go wrong.
According to her, going through a divorce, becoming a single parent and even losing her job along the way made her feel as if her life had hit a wall.
“It just made me question my actions and make me say, what am I doing? I lived a pretty comfortable life, I went to GIS, went to university, got a job, you know everything followed for me, so this was new like whoa, my life is supposed to go well, so that really brought me to what people term as “a come to Jesus’ moment” where you’re really asking yourself, where do we go from here?”
But I think that’s how God works with us, in that, he brings us to a full stop, where I literally hit a wall, went through a divorce, lost my job, everything went bad,” she added.
Talking about love, she indicated that she would give love another chance if it pleased God and the timing was right.