An Anglican prelate, the Rt. Rev. Geoffrey Okorafor, has applauded the 19 northern governors who recently vowed to stop the Boko Haram insurgency within three months.
The Bishop of Egbu was speaking at a Eucharistic service of confirmation, admission and induction for Ngwu Parish at Emmanuel Church, Umuewere in Ngor/Okpala Local Government Area of Imo State.
He blamed the northern leaders for being complacent over the activities of the insurgents all this while, describing paradign shift in their position as a right stop in the right direction.
He noted that their new position no longer sees the security challenges in the land as President Goodluck Jonathan’s problem but a national one, which should cut across political and tribal sentiments.
While acknowledging the nightmare and agonizing pains of the parents of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls, Bishop Okorocha assured the concerned families that God is already working out His purpose on the matter and called on Nigerians, Christians and Moslems alike to continue in fasting and prayers, stressing that God is about doing that thing which look impossible with man.
Bishop Okorafor challenged Christians to be ready always to listen and obey God in all their situations, adding that so long as they were able to listen to the prompting and the voice of God he will manifest His glory in their lives.
Taking his text from 1 Kings Chapter 17, the Bishop noted that the widow of Zarephath listened and obeyed the prophet of God and gave willingly to sustain Elijah, pointing out that after obeying Elijah, her house never lacked inspite of the famine in the land.
The Bishop explained that there was nothing impossible with God, saying that God has positioned each of them for special services in His church and urged them to ensure that they lived out the purpose of God in their lives.
The Bishop who was visibly impressed with the efforts of the Archdeacon, Ven. Promise Oparanozie and the church teachers in the parish thanked them for fished out the number of candidates presented for confirmation, admission and induction in the parish.