A total of 57 Christian faithful were last Sunday at St. Peter’s Church, Amaraku in the Anglican Diocese of Isi-Mbano confirmed as full Christians and inducted into women groups by the Bishop, Rt. Rev. Godson U. Ukanwa, PhD, JP.
A breakdown showed that 29 were confirmed while 12 and 16 worthy women were inducted into the Mothers’ Union and Mothers’ Guild respectively.
In his charge, Bishop Ukanwa hailed the confirmation candidates for ably rehearsing the catechism and the mothers for memorizing some portions of the Bible but emphasized that they had to put into practice those knowledge to qualify as good Christians.
The prelate then urged Christians to always study the word of God with the aid of the Bible and to allow the knowledge permeate into their hearts much more than earthly knowledge.
Preaching at the Eucharistic service, the Bishop’s Chaplain, Rev. Tobenna Dikeogu submitted that challenges of life are overcome through faith in God as he urged the inductees and newly-confirmed to always have strong faith in God.
He further posited that faith is different from scientific theory because the latter has to go through some hypothesis before proof unlike faith in God which is a function of strong belief in God.
The Old Testament reading from Joel 2:28-32 was taken by Miss Chizoba Uwandu while Rev. Basil Enwerem handled the Epistle from Hebrew 11:2, 8-16 as the gospel from Mark 2:1-12 was taken by Rev. Kingsley Njoku.
In his remarks, the Archdeacon of Amaraku, Ven. Justus Ndukwu, noted that Bishop Ukanwa’s visionary leadership has elevated the diocese to a higher pedestal and prayed God to continue to direct him aright.