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Boys Brigade ends crusade in Ogwa

The Boys Brigade Nigeria, Mbaitolu Batalion Council,  held an inter-denominational crusade, the first of its kind in the South East from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd July 2018 at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church and St. George’s AME Zion Church both in Alaenyi Ogwa in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State.
The crusade was planned in line with the vision of the founder in 1883 to “advance Christ’s Kingdom” and the Chaplain of the Batalion Council, Rev. Emeka Ekeanuganwu filled the youths spiritually with the theme “seek the Lord” (Jer. 29:13).
The Convener of the 2018 inter-denominational crusade, Mr. Chinaza Uwakwe noted that this is the first time in the history of the state council that such a crusade is being held, adding that the Boys Brigade has over the years been known for playing drums at public or church functions.
He emphasized the need for members of the Boys Brigade to return to its first love and vision which is Christian Religion and Discipline.
The programme kick started with prayer and deliverance session on Friday and Saturday, led by former State Council and Owerri Batallion Chaplain, Rev. Mike Obi.
He charged the members of the Boys and Girls Brigade to flee from lust of the flesh and anchor on Christ who has better thoughts and plans for his chosen ones. The attar call harvest was miraculously fruitful.
There was a ceremonial parade at Alaenyi Ogwa Community Primary School at the end of the outdoor crusade, to officially announce   the establishment of a Boys Brigade company in St Andrew’s Anglican Church Alaenyi Ogwa.
The programe also feature a seminar by the Initiative for Africa Missions (IAM) on youth’s   engagement in missionary work.
The programe was rounded up with a Eucharistic service at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church Alaenyi Ogwa on Sunday.
The Archdeacon of Alaenyi Ogwa Archdeaconry, Ven. Chimezie Onyenuma who celebrated and preached the sermon charged Christians to always put on the armour of God as David did and not to live on a borrowed armour.
The service also feature award of honour to some distinguished sons of Mbaitoli for their support to the Boys Brigade ministry.
The officers of the Batalion Council also condoled with the family of late Rev. Robert Achuko.
In his vote of thanks, the prayer secretary of the crusade, Rev. Robinson Nwachukwu urged the members to continue to dwell on the teachings of the crusade. He thanked all who made the crusade a success and announced some upcoming events of the Boys Brigade.

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