The Mercy Ministry is the welfare arm of the Women’s Ministries of the Anglican Diocese of Okigwe has built a two –bedroom, bungalow for an indigent member living in a dilapidated bamboo thatched house. The housing project which was executed at the cost N1.2 million was dedicated and handed over recently to Mr. Bernard and Mrs Dorathy Ike of Anglican Church Umuedi Agbonu in Okigwe local government area, under the Ndindubuisi Parish.
Admonishing the couple during the dedication ceremony, His Lordship, Rt. Rev. E.C.D Osuegbu Ph.D. JP, charged the family to always put their trust in God, noting that if they put their trust in man, man can disappoint them, if they put their trust in themselves, they can disappoint themselves. But if they put their trust in God, just as the Psalmist said in (Psalm 23:1, “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want”), the Lord will never disappoint them.
Expressing his joy and gratitude to God, Mr. Bernard thanked the Bishop, the Women Ministries and the entire Anglican faithful in Okigwe for their kind gesture. He said that this singular act of generosity has motivated him. Hence, he pledged to put his trust in God and be committed in the service of God.
The president of the Women Ministries, Lady C.C. Osuegbu, thanked all who contributed in one way, or the other to make the building project a reality, especially the church teacher, Evangelist Chima Ejinkonye who supervised the project.
The Administrator of Okigwe East Archdeaconry, Rev. Cannon Nelson Maduforo and the Parish Priest of Ndindubuisi, Ven. Wilson Nwachukwu also thanked the Women Ministries, the clergy and all the laity who left their busy schedule to honour the occasion.