Abasua Prayer Camp: Atwea Mountains history and location
Abasua Prayer Camp is located on the Atwea Mountain in the Sekyere Central District of the Ashanti region and is known to be the first prayer camp established on the mountain before other Christian bodies also established various prayer camps on the mountain.
Historically, Atwea Mountain was just another normal mountain in Ghana with no religious connection until one Methodist pastor by name Abraham Osei-Assibey ascended the mountain to pray claiming he was directed by the Lord.
After spending a few days upon the mountain praying to the Lord, he returned to the town and regularly took his fellowship to the mountain top to go and pray with him and in the process established the now popular Abasua Prayer camp on top of the mountain.
Since then other Christian bodies have also established their prayer camps on the mountain and visit there periodically to hold prayer sessions which mostly involves fasting. Abasua Prayer Camp, however, remains the most popular prayer camp there and usually receives thousands of Methodist congregants from all over the country especially during festive periods like Christmas and Easter.
While Atwea Mountain and its various prayer camps are known for Christian pilgrimage and activities, tourists are not barred from visiting and climbing the famous mountain. In fact, Christians who annually make the trip to the mountain, do not only go there with intent to fast and pray, but also to satisfy their curiosity and witness for themselves all that they have heard about Atwea mountain and prayer camps, bringing religion and tourism into unison.