By Emma Onumah
The newly-elected President-General of the Joint Council of Knights (JCK) of St. Christopher, Owerri Ecclesiastical Province (Anglican Communion) Sir Samuel Urechukwu, has called for maximum of the 12 Councils of Knights in the Owerri Ecclesiastical Province, to enable him take the order of Knighthood in the province to greater heights, as the new PG.
The call was made at a recent executive committee meeting of the JCK, summoned at the instance of the President-General at his home church, St. Paul’s (Anglican) Church, Umueleke, Ehime-Mbano.
The P-G, who is also the Royal Father (Ele-na-Nma of Umueleke Autonomous Community, Ehime-Mbano) assured the JCK of his readiness, not only to do his best, to keep the JCK on the path of progress, but also to welcome bright ideas and suggestions from the Knights and Ladies.
He thanked the executive members, comprising mainly the presidents and secretaries of the 12 councils for attending the meeting in an appreciable number, despite the short notice.
In his comment, the immediate past P-G of the JCK, Sir Israel Ekezie, lauded the new P-G for his wonderful reception to them and for summoning such a meeting which he described as the first of its kind, and prayed for its sustenance during his tenure.
Earlier in a church service, the Priest in-charge, St. Paul’s (Anglican) Church, Umueleke, Ehime-Mbano, the Reverend Uche Nwaobasi, in a homily which he captioned “God is A Sure Guide”, challenged Christians to remain steadfast and resolute in the worship of God, as their service, should always be unto God, and not unto any man.
Rev Nwaobasi noted that, nobody is trustworthy except God, adding that, once God is with you, the devil or your adversaries will not overwhelm you.
He spoke with assurance that, where political, traditional or religious setups have failed or made mistakes in the course of human management or leadership, God, the Author and Finisher of our faith would never fail, and more so, he added, if we put Him first in our dealings.
The Anglican Cleric extolled the Knights and Ladies in their leadership roles among the Laity of the church, and thanked the executive members of the Provincial JCK for coming to fellowship with them before holding their meeting.