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Involvement in Church activities not passport to heaven – Bishop Oparaojiaku

The remains of Ezinne Okwukwe Eunice Adaure Oparaojiaku were recently interred in her home town, Obazu, Mbieri in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State.
This followed a well-attended funeral service at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Obazu, Mbieri.
In his sermon at the service, the Bishop of Ohaji/Egbema, Rt. Rev. Chidi Collins Oparaojiaku posited that active participation in church activities without true Christian life did not guarantee one place in paradise after death.
He described the deceased as a woman of true Christian faith who nurtured his children and others like a Christian and urged those alive to emulate her exemplary life.
In a family oration rendered by one of the sons of the deceased, Rev. Chris Oparaojiaku, Ezinne Eunice was described as a virtuous and industrious woman who, like the biblical Eunice, brought up her children and others righteously.
He described her as a counselor who belonged to village and church organizations, including being a pioneer member of the Scripture Union and Evangelical Fellowship in Anglican Communion (EFAC) as he promised that members of the family would continue with her legacies.
The Vicar of H.T.C. Obazu, Ven. Chukwuma Akakuru, conducted the service while Mr. Esomachi Victor Ezekiel read the only lesson from Rev. 7:9-end.
The Holy Trinity Choir, led by Sirs C.E.C. Ihumagba and W.C. Ude as well as St Peter’s Choir Ohuba Mbomiri performed at the solemn occasion.

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