By Gid Ahanonu
Christian Fathers have been charged to be good ambassadors of their families, churches and towns wherever they found themselves.
The charge was given at St. John’s Anglican Church Umuomumu Mbieri in the Mbaitoli Local Government Area, Imo State, by the vicar, Rev. Emma Agoha, while preaching the sermon at a service marking the fathers day.
Rev. Agoha, who spoke on “A true father is an Ambasssador” urged the men to be like the Biblical Nehemiah who opted to rebuild his home temple at Jerusalem despite being provided with all the good things of life in exile at the King’s palace.
He lamented that some persons feature prominently in urban area while neglecting their home, reminding such persons of the adage, “East or West, home is the best”.
Using Naaman, the cleric pointed out the importance of a woman in a man’s life, recalling that Naaman got a miraculous healing when he listened to his wife’s advice.
He, therefore, charged wives to call their husbands to order each time they derail from God’s service.
Mr Benson Opara conducted the service while Bro. Kelechi Osuchukwu read the first lesson from Nehemiah 2:1-end. The second lesson from Mathew 13:24-43 was read by Mr Theo Etonyaku.
The intercessory prayers were conducted by Sir Isaac Anorue, Mrs Sarah Ewekachi and Elder Christopher Onuegbu.
Highlight of the occasion was a donation of copies of marked Psalms and NCPS to the church by Sir Kingsley Osuji who also celebrated his birthday the same day.
The ceremony also featured a fund raising activity for the fathers’ fellowship at which worshipers responded positively.