Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Egbu, Rt. Rev Geoffrey Okorafor, has counseled Christians to embrace evangelism, He also encouraged them to pursue Church planting in order to enhance the propagation of the gospel and to bring souls to Christ.
Bishop Okorafor who gave the charge during a Diocesan service at the Anglican Chapel, Plot P/IO Area B, New Owerri said the evangelism service was aimed at ensuring that the great commission of the Lord Jesus Christ was effectively carried out, adding that without evangelism man was destined to perish.
He noted that with the establishment of the Anglican Chapel, Plot P710 Area B, New Owerri, so many souls wondering in the area would be brought to the awareness of the salvation in Christ.
While acknowledging that the Diocese had had a lot of challenges over the site, Plot P710, he thanked God that it pleased Him that the Diocesan Service at the Chapel turned out a huge success to His glory.
Earlier in his sermon, Rev. Engr. Uche Ajoku of the Blessed Virgin Mary Anglican Church. Ihitte Ogida, cautioned Christians against securing privileges through connections and enticements when they know they do not deserve such.
He further urged them to always remember the height from which they had fallen and repent, adding that the desire of God for their life is that they come on to a covenant relationship with Him especially at the present period of Lent.
The service had in attendance people from across the Diocese, including members of the Council of Knights Egbu Chapter, the registrar, Bar Ifeanyi Eke, the registrar 1 Chief Magistrate Maureen Onyenwotu, the Clergy and Church Teachers and the Comptroller of Prisons, Imo State, Rev Canon Ifeanyichukwu I. Amaliri.
The Archdeacon of Umualum, The Venerable Ugochukwu Ekeada, conducted the service while Ven Duke Okere and Ordinand James Ugwuoma took the Old and New Testament readings taken from Amos 3 and Matthew 26: 31-56, respectively.