Christian Fathers Fellowship (CFF) of the Anglican Diocese of Orlu, recently.
The confirmation and induction service which was performed by the Archbishop and Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Orlu, Most Rev. Bennett C.I Okoro PhD, JP, for Nkwerre Parish, held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church Nkwerre, Nkwerre Parish/Archdeaconry Headquarters in Nkwerre local government area of Imo State.
Preaching on the theme; “Seek ye first the kingdom of God”, the Archbishop Okoro, PhD (JP) admonished Christians to be inquisitive in seeking God’s kingdom and his righteousness inorder to inherit the kingdom of God at last.
The prelate warned Christians against being enslaved to money, alcohol, sexual immorality, kidnapping, hatred and other vices that could deny them heaven, pointing out that these and other acts of the devil are opposed to the demands of God in the New Covenant.
Archbishop Okoro, postulated that the desires and pursuits that entangle us and hold us from confronting ourselves with truth, humility and contentment cannot be compared with the enduring freedom and authencity that God’s kingdom offers, adding that Christians should not waste the rest of their lives pursuing earthly things.
…”To seek God’s kingdom is making God, our watchword, he said.
He then urge the newly confirmed candidates as well as the newly-inducted Christian fathers to attend Christian Fellowship and to make peace top priority in their field of endeavours.
Earlier, Archbishop Okoro extolled the Vicar and Archdeacon of Nkwerre Archdeaconry Ven. Uchenna Tochukwu Ahams, (JP) for working hard to reposition Nkwerre Archdeaconry to great height.
In his own remarks, Ven. Ahams urged the newly confirmed and inductees to always attend Christian fellowships inorder to deepen their faith in God.
He thanked the Archbishop for his pastoral visit which, he said, had raised the spiritual morale of the parish.
He equally expressed gratitude to those who have contributed immensely towards the new church building project.
Highlights of the service was the re-naming of St. Paul’s (Ang) Church (Extension) to the Church of the Holy spirit and soul moving anthem dished out by St. Paul’s (Ang.) church choir.
The Archbishop’s wife Nneoma Dora Okoro JP, the Bishop Emeritus of Ideato Diocese, Rt Rev. Godson Echefu & wife, Mrs Evelyn Echefu, Archdeacon’s wife, Ezinne Chika Ahams (Mrs), Archbishop’s Chaplain III, Rev. Gideon Nnanemere, Rev. Canon Israel Alia JP, the Orlu Diocesan Brigade Chaplain-Rev Uche A.A. Onwuzuruike, Rev. Temple Nwigwe, Bro. Sam Nwachukwu, among others, were present at the service.