By Victor Alison
Activities marking the 31st anniversary of the Anglican Diocese of Orlu, Imo State, were brought to a close last Sunday at the Cathedral Church of SS Peter and John the Divine, Nkwere with a thanksgiving service and conferment of the “Ezinna” award on worthy Christians.
In his charge, the Archbishop/Bishop of Orlu, Most Rev. B.C.I. Okoro, PhD told the awardees that they were picked for the honour for their outstanding Christian lives, charging them to intensify the work of evangelism in their respective families.
On the 31st anniversary of the diocese, Archbishop Okoro expressed gratitude to God for seeing the diocese through these years and prayed for the priests, archdeacons and benefactors of the diocese for God’s blessings.
In his sermon, the guest preacher, Evangelist Engr. O.P. Nwachukwu urged Christian fathers to be clothed in the apparel of the Holy Ghost in order to acknowledge the splendor, power, glory and majesty of God.
He regretted that some Christian fathers lead lives unbecoming of their identities.
The preacher from the Deliverance and Healing Unit of St. Jude’s Military Church, Port Harcourt urged Christians to establish evangelical groups in their respective families.
Evangelist Nwachukwu warned, “anybody that does not want to follow the prince of peace, will follow the prince of pieces”.