Church celebrates anniversary, focuses on youth development
At the end of a six-day programme to mark the 21st yearly Convention of the church with the theme: “Designed to Flourish,” Fenwa said he was satisfied with the outcome of the event. He stated that the church would plant more youth churches with a view of leaving a good legacy for the youths to follow.
“As we go into another 21 years, we would be planting more youth churches, with a view to leaving a good legacy for the youth, who will carry on the work. We are also planning to reposition the headquarter church to become bigger, better and more mega-like. We came here in 1999 and today, the auditorium can no longer accommodate us, hence we have to decentralise the convention,” he said.
Speaking on next agenda of the church, the cleric noted: “We want to move to Port-Harcourt and Eastern part of Nigeria. We want to make impact in other nations of the world, aside United Kingdom and United States of America, where we have the church’s presence. We want to be in Germany and other parts of Europe. We want to be in Asia, China and other places.”
He called on Nigerians to do away with evil, corruption and imbibe good values, as with time Nigeria will be placed well among comity of nations.He commended the church for taking care of widows and the poor.
The guest speaker, Special Assistant to the General Overseer, The Redeemed Christian Church of God on Evangelism, Pastor Johnson Kalejaiye, who spoke on: “Destined to Flourish,” said only the righteous and those who are born again can flourish like cedar in Lebanon.
Stating the condition for Christians to flourish, the cleric said it is only those who are divinely connected with God like Isaac in the Bible and must be hard working.
“You must know God to flourish and be born again, because it is not about labour, but favour,” he said.
Rev. Joshua Afolabi, another guest minister, who advised Christians not to be discouraged because of what they are passing through, added, “it does not matter how many people have gone ahead of you, you can still overtake them. The other disciple ran ahead of Peter to the tomb of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ after His resurrection, but did not enter and when Peter came, he entered and saw things as they were before the disciple that out-ran him, entered.”