BY SUNNY A. DAVID / AWKA
The Archbishop Elect, Province of the Niger and Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Revered Alexander Ibezim has challenged the over 200 newly confirmed candidates not to be ashamed of preaching the gospel.
He also encouraged them to be born again for the Holy Spirit to dwell in them.
the Archbishop Elect stated this in his sermon while administreing the Sacrament of Confirmation to over 200 candidate at Saint Micheal’s and All Angels lfite, Awka Anglican Diocese.
Speaking on the topic: “For all have Sinned”, Most Revered Ibezim said holiness, purity and prayerful life are required from a true child of God, noting that God does not derive joy in the death of a sinner.
He lamented that many are floating on top of indecision, cultism, prostitution among other things, saying destruction will come upon those who indulge in such acts at the last day.
In their separate contributions, the Vicar of Saint John’s Parish, Okpuno, Reverend Canon Onyekachukwu Egwuonwu and his Saint Michael’s counterpart, Reverend Canon Kenechukwu Nwafor said indeed, the church of Christ is matching on and the pastoral visit has opened the eyes of the youths on how best to live so as to benefit in God’s glory.
The service featured Admission into Women’s Guild and Father’s Fellowship of Saint John’s Parish, Okpuno, Saint Michael’s and All Angels Anglican Church Ifite, Awka.
While Some of the candidates newly admitted into Fathers Fellowship promised to uphold the promises made and live exemplary life for others to emulate.
Our correspondent reports that the service featured prayers, special renditions and other side attractions.