The weekly Wednesday prayer at the chapel of St. Mark, Bishop’s Bourne, Anglican Diocese of Owerri last witnessed a large turn-out of worshippers as there were thanksgivings by some for God’s favour in one way or the other.
The Clerical Synod Secretary, Owerri Diocese, Rev. Canon Chike Samuelson and his family showed gratitude to God for His mercies on the family while three others brought their new cars for dedication by the Bishop, Rt. Rev. Cyril Okorocha (Phd).
In his testimony, Canon Samuelson thanked God for his journey mercies as he traveled to Abeokuta for his Master’s Degree in Divinity which he has successfully completed.
Besides, he testified, his wife during the period was transferred outside their home but God showered his blessings and mercy on his family.
He then presented his thesis titled “Performance and impact with the local churches with reference to Anglican Churches in Owerri,” to Bishop Okorocha.
The Bishop praised Rev. Canon Samuelson and other priests who do their academic work in recognized institution and excel contrary to those he described as those who “dwell in big academic names without studying for them”.
The prelate, a scholar, advised universities which employ graduate assistants to always engage their products in order to groom them for proper academic work “instead of accommodating those they do not know”
There were other testimonies for God’s healing, protection, offer of scholarship for higher academic pursuits and provision of succour from Sir Gab Oduah and Lady Comfort Mere.
The new cars dedicated by the Bishop included the one donated to Rev. Innocent Agunanne of St Philip’s Church, Ohii by Sir Goddy Ahuakagha, and two others belonging to Rev. Chris Okpe and Sir Prof. Amam Ike.
Earlier in his admonition, Ven. Zion Ngoka, Bishop’s Senior Chaplain, charged Christians to use the Lenten period to totally submit themselves to God.
He condemned conflicts among Christians saying that such are reflections of devilish inner desires engineered by satan.