Mrs. Dorcas Boateng is a 24-year-old popular, vibrant and ambitious Ghanaian lady, who is the founder of the Warriors Of The Kingdom, a ministry based in The Netherlands. Many can testify to the fact that she is on fire for God. Dorcas Boateng was born in Amsterdam. She is a 2nd year International Law student. She is married to William Boateng, who is also a minister of God. She started evangelising at the age of 10. I interviewed her and she spoke about a lot of things such as her ministry and the upcoming Talitha Koum Conference, which will take place of 25 June, 2016. She also gave some advice about marriage.
Phyllis Ntim: How you do you combine education and the ministerial work?
Dorcas Boateng: It’s not easy but the Lord is my strength.
Phyllis Ntim: At what age were you called into ministry?
Dorcas Boateng: I was called into ministry at the age of 14.
Phyllis Ntim: How did you know that you were called by God to do the ministerial work?
Dorcas Boateng: I knew that I was called by God because He used many servants of his to confirm about the ministry that was upon my life. Since I was very young, every conference that my mum and I went to, I was being prophesied to. Prophets told my mum that she should really look at my life because I’m going to be a big star in the future and that the hand of God is upon me. So from a very young age, I knew that God was going to use me but I didn’t know that I would be used at a very young age.
Phyllis Ntim: What kind of ministry is Warriors Of The Kingdom?
Dorcas Boateng: The Warriors Of The Kingdom is a huge adult ministry. We come together once in a week to pray, intercede and to bring down the fire of God. Our goal is to bring revival in our generation as young as we are. The scripture that we are standing on is Joel 2:28 which says, “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions,” meaning that in this time that we are living in, God doesn’t look at what somebody’s age, experience or the opinions of people concerning a person. But when you are available, you are useable. In these times, the Spirit has been poured out on all flesh, especially on the youth. So it’s our time and our season to step into that which God has called us to do.
Phyllis Ntim: Tell me about how WOTK was established.
Dorcas Boateng: The Warriors Of The Kingdom was established in my former room. It was more of a prayer intercession, evangelism thing. But then we saw that God was bringing people from different places. At a certain point, we had to go and get a hall due to my former room being too small. The number of people that were attending the meeting increased. And from there, the Lord gave us the name ‘Warriors Of The Kingdom’. By the grace of God, we celebrated our 5 year anniversary last year. So the Lord has been faithful.
Phyllis Ntim: What are the challenges that you initially faced when you started with WOTK?
Dorcas Boateng: Well, some of the challenges that a young girl, woman or man in ministry faces, obviously, is that not everybody will agree to the fact that you are in ministry. Some will say, “Why this young woman? She is too young”, “She isn’t ready to start ministering yet because she is too young.” And some will say that because I’m a woman, it’s not appropriate for me to be a leader of a ministry. One of the things that I have learned is that, at the end of the day, what people say shouldn’t have an effect on you because when you’re in ministry, you’re not going to give an account unto anyone. And nobody employed me but God did. So at the end of the day, I will give an account to God, not to men. Those are the challenges. Another thing that I have learned in life is that people will always have something to say. But in the end, it’s not about pleasing man. It’s about pleasing God. I’m so happy that I obeyed the voice of God because I’ve seen so many people who have given their lives to Christ, being on fire for God just because I obeyed Him and my assignment. That shows us how important it is to obey God with your assignment, with whatever he is calling you to step into because if you listen to man, you will fail. But when you listen to God, He will guide you. In the end, His name will be glorified.
Phyllis Ntim: What are some of the best and worst experiences you had when you went on evangelism?
Dorcas Boateng: Let me start wit the worst experience. My group and I were in the subway and then all of a sudden, somebody threw a bottle of beer at me. The person was actually furious that he thought of harming me. But God being so faithful, the man threw, but it went in between my legs and it rolled in the subway. And then everybody was like, “Wow. That’s just crazy!”. So that was actually the worst thing that I experienced. But to be honest it didn’t affect me that much because I knew that persecution is part of the calling. Apostolic grace comes with apostolic persecution. So that means that when you’re walking in the steps of the apostles, you will also go through some of the challenges that apostles are facing. Many of them have died. Some didn’t die a graceful death. Some died in persecution. Many were crucified, just like Jesus Christ. Some were crucified upside down. Many things have happened during evangelism but the best thing that happened was when my group and I were evangelising in a street, praying. A man was passing by. Due to us praying, the glory of God just fell upon him. Then the man started crying. He said: “Jesus! Jesus! I’m here Lord! Take me Lord! Ive been disobedient and running away from you, Lord! Here I am Lord! Here I am!”. And then we prayed for him. He fell under the power of the Holy Ghost. Can you imagine? It happened in a street. He gave his life to Christ. And from that day, the man has been on fire for God again. That was actually one of the best things that we’ve experienced because most of the time, some people think that the power of God is limited in the church. But on that day, we saw that the power of God has no limitation. Even in the street, people can fall under the power of the Holy Ghost and be touched.
Phyllis Ntim: What are some of the encouraging words that people have said to you ever since you started doing the ministerial work?
Dorcas Boateng: There are a lot . Many people from all over the world, people that I dont’ even know will just send me a private message, “God bless you. Keep on doing the work that you’re doing.” Many people are following us. A lot of people are encouraging us. It even surprises me that great men and women of God also see the work that we’re doing . They give us compliments. I remember when the wife of Rev. Eastwood Anaba said this to me when she came to Holland, “Everytime I watch your videos, I get so inspired. Keep on doing the work that you’re doing.” That’s an encouragement. Obiviously, there are bad and good opinions.
Phyllis Ntim: How did you meet your husband?
Dorcas Boateng: It was through a friend. I believe it was a ministerial conversation and I was invited into it. It was like a conference call. During the call, we started getting to know each other. We exchanged numbers. And from there, we started praying, seek God’s face concerning marriage.
Mr. & Mrs. Boateng
Phyllis Ntim: How old were you at the time?
Dorcas Boateng: I was 19 getting to 20.
Phyllis Ntim: What is your advice to people who want to enter into a relationship with someone but he/she is doubting if it will end up in marriage?
Dorcas Boateng: My advice to people concerning marriage is that it isn’t a game. The Bible makes us to understand that what God has joined together, let no man put asunder. God hates divorce. What I would advice anybody who wants to get married is that if you’re seeing somebody, praying about somebody, when you’re busy with God, that’s when the right one comes. I remember when I was busy doing the work of God that there was a guy whom I was dating. I was always forcing myself on him, trying to get his attention, trying to get him in my life. But it wasn’t really working. It rather worked against me. But at a certain point in time, I said: “God, you know what? I’m letting go of this relationship. I’m gonna focus on you. And while I was doing that, not thinking about relationship, the Lord brought my husband. The same thing happened to Adam. He was busy with his assignment in the Garden of Eden. God told him to name the animals. While he was busy naming them, being busy with his assignment, God saw that it isn’t good for a man to be alone. So God gave him his wife. So when you’re busy with the assignment God given you to do, that’s when you’ll find your partner. The same thing happened to Ruth. The Bible makes us to understand that when she was busy in the vineyard of Boaz, that’s where Boaz found her. So I believe that when you’re in the will and purpose of God for your life, seeking God’s face, that’s when your husband will come.
Phyllis Ntim: There a conference that you have organized and it’s called the Talitha Koum Conference. It will take place on the 25th of June. What is it about?
Dorcas Boateng: Well, the Talitha Koum Conference is one of a kind. We are highly excited about this conference because it’s actually the first conference I’ve ever seen in Europe that is held just for young females. Talitha Koum is written in the book of Mark. There was a certain young lady whom Jesus Christ raised from the dead. He said: “Talitah Koum”, meaning ‘Young woman, arise!’. So it’s all about young women arising in their potentials, their calling, whatever it is that God is telling them to do. All women are invited but it’s specifically for young women to rise up and for God to use them. We’ve seen that the ministerial world is dominated by men most of the time. I believe that it is about time women also take that position in the army of God and that they are as important as men in the ministry of God.
Phyllis Ntim: What is your advice to people who are on the verge of giving up?
Dorcas Boateng: The thing is that when you give up, you’ve failed and lost the battle. When you give up, there is no victory for you. What you need to understand is that God gives his strongest battles to his strongest soldiers. So when you’re going through a difficult time in your life, always remember that God knows that you can carry it. And that’s why he’s giving you much battles. The bible makes us to understand that no temptation has seized us because God knows what we can bear. One thing you have to know is that there is no victory without a battle, meaning that if you want to see victory in your life, you have to face some battles. Never give up on life. As long as your heart is beating, God has a purpose for your life. Where there is a heartbeat, there is still hope.
Phyllis Ntim: What is your advice to people who are called by God to do ministerial work?
Dorcas Boateng: My advice to people who are called by God to do the ministerial work is that whatever it is God that has called you to do, be faithful to it. Know that one day, you will stand before the throne of God and give an account about the work that he has assigned you. Always remember that you’re not the boss but just an employee. God, the Father, is the boss and He is the one who will pay us back good or evil for the work that was done in the ministry. Sometimes, some people think that the fact that they’re in ministry automatically means that they’ve made it to heaven. Nah uh. I remember Rev. Eastwood Anaba saying, “The easiest way to go to hell is to become a pastor, a minister.” Why? Because you will be judged by what you preached. It’s actually a very difficult task. So I want to tell my fellow ministers that they should always be humble. Have a teachable spirit. Submit to your leaders. Pray regularly. Seek the face of God. Don’t be too caught up with ministering to people, forgetting that you have to have a relationship with God. I just want to encourage all fellow ministers around the world that they should keep up the good work and that one day, they will give an account to God for the work that they are doing.
Phyllis Ntim: Thank you for this interview, Mrs. Boateng.
Dorcas Boateng: You’re welcome, darling.