‘Transfer, Call To Serve More In God’s Vineyard’
Christian clerics have been advised to regard their posting or transfer to a new station as a divine call them work in the Lords vineyard.
National Presiding Elder of Faith Tabernacle Congregation Nigeria, Pastor Marshall Wellington Bara gave the advise during the sendforth of Pastor Gift Baraoforiye Walter who is being transferred to Imo River in Imo state from Okrika, Ogu District in Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Pastor Bara, who is also a Trustee of the church said as an educationist, Pastor Walter’s transfer to an area with a school would further boost his service, and enjoined him to make his people proud as a body of Christ.
The Cleric Charged him to be prayerful to surmount whatever challenges he might face in his new station, adding that by seeking God’s face at all times will get wisdom on how to co-operate with the people and succeed.
He also used the forum to enjoined his wife Mrs. Ednah Gift Walter to play the role of a virtuous mother and prayed God to bless them on the new assignment of winning more souls for God.
Earlier, the chairman of the occasion, elder William Okweinkiki described the out-going pastor as a peace-loving man who had worked with five other pastors that served at the District without complaint stating that his good works have as he is being promoted and transferred Pastor a new station.
In his remarks, the District Pastor of Faith Tabernacle Congregation Nigeria, Okrika Ogu District, Pastor Christian Anyalewechi lauded the on-going Pastor and prayed that he would be a good ambassador to the District.
In their separate speeches, Bro. Williams Okweinkiki of Port Harcourt District Bro. James Ngozi Promise and Elder Samuel Imbu of Ogu District wished the out-going pastor peace, to replicate his thought-provoking preaching and prayed God to continue to give him knowledge, courage and protect him.
Responding, Pastor Walter who narrated how he became a servant of God pledge not to let them down but admonished them to always remember them in prayers.