By Nick Chibunna
The St James (Ang) Church, Amaimo Ikeduru LGA, Imo State, has concluded its 12-day crusade aimed at awakening the Amuzu Amaimo Community spiritually.
Tagged Operation Storm, the programme was said to have been designed to contend with the powers of darkness which had held the people down for ages and inflicted them with untold miseries.
Reports said that the entire community was taken by storm as different speakers took time to battle with the kingdom of darkness, with many people confessing their sins and miserable past, and making vows never to return to any form of wickedness.
The event, described as the first of its kind in the community was organized in the four villages that comprised Amuzu Amaimo, with each village hosting the gathering for three days.
All the speakers expound from the central theme, with messages of hope, edification, deliverance, God’s love and victory over powers of darkness (1Sam 30:8, IS 49:25,60:1,Dev1:7).
People of God were enjoined never to be discouraged in the event of troubles, but continue to run until they overtake and recover all their stolen blessings.
Great joy and happiness characterized each session of the crusade, with the poor, the barren, those with broken homes, the sick, the frustrated and others with words of comfort proclaimed to them.
Speaking to Christian Voice, the parish priest of Amaimo Central, Rev. Canon Reuben Nwaiwu said that the event was designed as a spiritual re-awakening, as the love and faith of many Christians today are waxing cold, adding that the word of God is power unto salvation (1Cor. 1:18).
Canon Nnaiwu, who is also the Vicar of St James Anglican Church, Amaimo, wanted the people of God to abstain from sin, such as adultery, fornication, incest, idol worship, consulting native doctors and false prophets, which he said inhibit spiritual growth.
Speakers induded Rev. Dr. Emma Egbule, Evang. Nick Chibunna and Evang. Goldenrule Onyerugbulam. Ven. Clelland Nze, the Archdeacon of Amaimo Archdeaconry was the host.