“Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in
death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.
For we believe that Jesus died and arose again and so, we believe that God will
bring Jesus those who have fallen asleep in Him”. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-14)
Sachiel Aklamanu was born on the 25th of December 1963, the first son Sto Ms. Emma Kumafo and the late Mr. Hilarious Kwame Agorkpa. He was the first born of 12 children. He started his education at R.C. Boys School, Ho and completed at St Paul’s Secondary School, in Denu all in the Volta Region of Ghana. Upon completion, Sachiel moved to Kumasi in the Ashanti Region to work for his uncle. Between 1990 and 2006, he worked for the Ashanti Goldfields Corporation in Obuasi where he met and married his lovely wife Vernicia, in 1996.
As a young man, Sachiel devoted himself to prayer and bible studies. In 1990 he joined The Global Evangelical Church (EP church) of Ghana and became the youth president a year later. His devotion and hard work birthed a formidable prayer group that is in existence until today, a legacy that has been associated with his name. Sachiel’s work in evangelism and deliverance in the church, is well known and recognized among the young and old throughout Obuasi. He also held the position of a Presbyter until he left the shores of Ghana. He was highly respected and celebrated for his generosity to the church.
Mr. Aklamanu relocated to Calgary, Canada in 2008 where he worked for Caliber System International. In 2011, he moved to Fort McMurray to work for Roughrider at Syncrude, until his passing. He was later joined by his family in 2015. While in Canada he did not relent on his commitment to his church in Ghana as he continued to care for the needy and widows in the Global church in Obuasi every Christmas season. In Fort McMurray he worshipped with the Family Christian Centre before joining Daystar Chapel where he devoted his time to evangelism. As a devoted member of the Daystar family, he served in the intercessory, outreach and evangelism, and maintenance departments. His enthusiastic singing would lift spirits weekly at the Rotary house. And during the long snowy days in Fort Mc, Sachiel would ensure that the church walk ways and parking areas are clear.
He was a good team leader, a staunch Christian who devoted his time, skills and resources in helping people and the church at large. He was a caring and selfless person who always goes above and beyond to ensure others needs are met in all ways. He was very supportive of his family and friends and always ensured that disputes and conflicts are resolved through prayer and communication. He was supportive of his community and preached the importance of education as much as he did Christianity. He also encouraged and supported other people to learn different trades. Sachiel is a true example of a soldier of God. This he demonstrated clearly as he overcame a series of health challenges over a prolonged period of time. He continues to be a testimony of hope for many.
On the 28th of December 2021, God called him and granted him eternal rest. He is succeeded by his wife, Mrs. Vernicia Aklamanu, five wonderful children, Mrs. Mavis Akofa Adu, Yayra Aklamanu, Edudzinam Aklamanu, Samuel Aseye Aklamanu and Nutifafa Aklamanu and two grandchildren, Samuel Kofi Adu and Kobby-Lance Brempong Adu.
Indeed, life is fleeting. And just as Romans 12:2 puts it, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect”. Sachiel!! Your family, friends and the church will miss you! You have completed your apostolic duties and may the God of hosts crown you with the crown of righteousness.
Rest in Peace!