Okowa Charges Christians To Do More Than Pray
Christian faithfuls have been charged to participate in the political affairs of the country in ensuring that God’s will is established in Nigeria.
Speaking at the grand finale of the 2019 Mega Convention of the Church of God Mission International (CGMi) held in Benin, Edo State recently, Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa noted that it is pertinent that christians deliberately participate in the political affairs of the country to establish God’s Kingdom. Adding that, prayers alone cannot bring the much needed development in the nation.
Recounting the tremendous contributions made by the founder of CGMi Archbishop Benson Andrew Idahosa of blessed memory in the socio-political development of Nigeria, Gov. Okowa pointed out that the church need leaders who can boldly speak against evil and ills of the society.
Gov. Okowa noted that Christians should be up and doing as the nation drives towards transformation, to avoid being left behind.
In her remark, the Presiding Archbishop of CGMi, Archbishop Margaret Benson Idahosa charged delegates to practice all they learnt in the conference.
She said, “Our duty as believers is to put in practice all that we hear as that is a road map to getting all of God’s blessing. I want to charge our leaders to hold on to the tenets of our christian faith in the face of worldly pressures. God’s church has been built and the gate of hell shall not prevail against it.”
In his remark, Director of Administration, CGMi, Bishop Matthew Iregbenyen admonished participants to live the life of Christ and be agents of change in their spheres of influence. He added that, until every believer enforces a positive change, the society will remain stagnated.
Highlight of the occasion was the consecration into the office of Bishop, Elder, Pastor, Deacon and Deaconess of distinguished leaders and members of the ministry by the Presiding Archbishop and the commissioning of a prayer tower built by the ministry by Governor Okowa.
In an interview with The Vortex after the program, Mrs. Christiana Paul-Worika expressed delight at the success of the convention, describing it as the best yet. Adding that she will put into practice all that she has learnt in the course of the convention.
On her consecration as an elder and admission into the elder’s council of the ministry, Mrs. Paul-Worika explained that it is not about the title but it is a call to greater service. Adding that she will work to ensure that the ministry makes significant progress locally and globally.