As the year 2022 begins in earnest with various activities, clerics and other faithful Christians from the Emohua community, Rivers State has come out in numbers to rededicate the community to God and usher in a new year more thrives on unity and peaceful existence with thanksgiving, praise and worship.
The annual event, labeled Emohua Day with God,” which took place on Sunday, January 16, 2022 at the government secondary school grounds, Emohua was anchored by the Emohua Gospel Minister Community (GMFE) with the theme “The Almighty God”.
Rededicating the Emohua community to God, a seasoned minister of the gospel, Rt Rev. Bright Ejikeme, Bishop of the First African Church, Mgbuitanwo, Emohua noted that the annual religious event “Emohua Day with God” was a time of inventorying and renewing the divine covenant between the community and God made 22 years ago. .
The man of God took his sermon from Isaiah chapter 51 verse 15 which states “I am the LORD your God, who divided the sea whose wave roared, the LORD of hosts is his name”.
The cleric urged the community and all Christians to embrace God, keep his commandments and uphold the divine covenant made with God. He also enjoined them to shun all forms of idolatry, criminality and moral decay in order to enjoy God’s abundant blessings this year as he rededicates the community to God and blesses the earth.
Speaking at the event, Gospel Ministers Fellowship of Emohua (GMFE) President, Rev (Dr) PO Ezeonye expressed his gratitude to God for the great turnout of community members as he welcomed those who gave their lives to God at the event. He described the gigantic crowd as unprecedented, astonishing and overwhelming to the Glory of God.
He noted that in the 22 years of the religious program, ministers of the gospel have had tremendous success in the areas of spiritual upliftment, winning souls to Christ, restoring peace and unity as well as spiritual struggle against crime, worship and other vices in the community.
Reverend (Dr) Ezeonye revealed that ahead of the rededication program, ministers of the gospel embarked on spiritual outreach and prayer mission in the eight villages of the Emohua community including Eli Isreal, which led to a massive participation of the population. He commended the ministers of the gospel for their selfless sacrifices and urged them not to slacken their efforts to save the community because the harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.
Secretary of the Gospel Ministers Community, Reverend (Dr) Tony Iwedi, who also spoke to The Tide at the event, revealed that the idea of Emohua Day with God had been floated by ‘Ogbo Esator’ Emohua under the capable leadership of Mr. GW Agorom in the year 2000 with Rev. Monday, the Vicar of St. Lukes Anglican Church, Emohua as the first President of the Community of Ministers of Gospel of Emohua. He pointed out that since then, the brotherhood has recorded commendable achievements and ensured unity and peaceful coexistence in the Emohua community.
Reverend (Dr) Iwedi expressed his gratitude to the late Supreme Ruler of Emohua, Eze EJA Oriji, who gave his blessing to the ministers of the Gospel and supported them morally and financially, as well as the late Engr Kinika Eke and Ohna Sergeant Awuse for sponsoring and supporting the annual event.
Among the dignitaries who attended the rededication and thanksgiving service were Ohna Sergen Awuse, Supreme Ruler of Mgbuitanwo, Ohna Ikechi Uchendu Osi, Acting Vice Chancellor, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Professor Okey Onuchukwu, Provost College of Medical Sciences, Prof. Chituru Orluwene, Chief Magistrate Friday Ugwe, former Deputy Comptroller of Immigration, Dr. Wegbune Weli, members of the Emohua Legislative Assembly, security officers, and more. The event also featured cultural dances and gospel songs.
From: Jacob Obinna