By Nick Chibunna
An appeal has gone to knights and ladies of Ikeduru Anglican Diocese to remain steadfast in their service to God and humanity; so that God who is the rewarder of all who diligently serve Him would bless them.
They were also told to brace up to the present challenges in the country which tend to shake the foundation of their faith and calling.
Sir Gideon U. Ezeji, president of the council, made this submission penultimate Saturday while addressing knights and ladies during their 2nd business meeting held at St Paul’s Anglican Church, Umuhu Atta in the Ikeduru Council Area of Imo State.
The council boss who said that it is now a miracle to survive in the present context in Nigeria enjoined members to always work very hard and have faith in God who is the ultimate provider of those who love Him.
The meeting which reviewed the activities of the council, also gave update to coming events.
The president decried the non-challant attitude of some members to the council’s programmes and activities, adding that as noble knights and ladies, they ought to behave honorably to their calling. He said that it is their avowed responsibilities to attend programmes and support the work of God; hence God would always support them in all their endeavors.
Sir Ezeji reminded them of the forth coming synod and the out-reach at Umuofor Amaimo, and passionately pleaded with them to prepare very well.
On the financial obligations of the members, Sir Ezeji reminded them that the directive on the debtor-members still stands, appealing to them to pay up before the December dateline. He also intimated members of the forth coming Biennial National Joint Council of Knights’ Conference at Aguata in Anambra State which comes up from 16th-20th November 2016.
Earlier, during the Eucharistic service, celebrated by the council’s chaplain, Rev Canon Charles Mgbemene, his assistant Rev. Ogechi Ogu had he admonished knights and ladies of Ikeduru Council to always avoid all distraction that tend to swerve their faith and calling in their service to God and humanity.
In his homily, entitled; “check yourself”; taken from 11Cor. 13:5, Rev. Ogu enjoined noble knights and ladies to watch over their lives whether they are still in the faith.
He decried the present lackadaisical attitude of some members, adding that some knights and ladies neither attend church services nor contribute or donate generously to church projects and programmes and appealed to such members to have rethink.
He said that there are many projects begging for the attention of the council which include evangelism in aid and support of smaller church stations, and the council’s secretariat building, and enjoined them to make worthy contributions, praying that God would reward and bless them.