Bishop lays foundation of new St John’s Church Umuomumu By Gid Ahanonu

Parents have been advised to teach their children the principles of Christianity as laid down in the Bible so as to give them a good foundation in live.

The Anglican Bishop of Owerri, Rt. Rev. Cyril C. Okorocha PhD gave this advice recently at St. John’s Anglican Church Umuomumu Mbieri while performing the foundation stone laying ceremony of their new church building as well as that of a hall complex being built by a philanthropist in the area, Sir and Lady Obed  Amaechi Oparaugo, and family.

Bishop Okorocha noted that any foundation laid in a hurry and on a sandy base was sure to crumble. This, according to him, applies to foundation in all life endeavours.

He urged Christians to always read the bible with a view to laying foundation with the word of God.

The ceremony also featured the commissioning of a water bore hole (Ide Mmiri St. John) being built by St. John’s Women in line with the vision of Bishop’s Foundation for Mission and Development (BFMD).

Bishop Okorocha charged the people to regard the water as a source of life, peace, love and truth devoid of slander and falsehood.

The prelate them enjoined indigent widows and unemployed youths in the area to take advantage of the Dorcas Ministry and the skills acquisition scheme established by the Diocese to learn one trade free of charge in order to their standard of living.  He described the day’s occasion as a double blessing of the year for St. John’s congregation.

In their address to the Bishop read by the church’s secretary, the church expressed gratitude to the Bishop for giving them a vibrant priest, Rev. Emma Agoha, who they said had vision.

In his vote of thanks, the Archdeacon of Amaike, Ven. Donald Oguike, thanked the Bishop and his entourage for finding time to perform their divine ceremony.


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