Okonkwo, Adefarasin others pray for better Nigeria
Two significant things distinguished the 28th editions of the Kingdom Life World Conference 2017 from the previously conferences organised by The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM).
Apart from the fact that it has become a norm that the 15, 000-capacity auditorium and other available spaces within and without the vicinity of the church, are always jam-packed with thousands of worshippers and those that come for business purposes, this year’s edition witnessed more visitors testifying about personal encounter with Christ.
Another interesting aspect was that majority of the faithful that attended the one-week event from Sunday November 19 to Sunday, November 26, took Nigeria’s challenges personally and compassionately during prayer sessions.
Thirdly, the conference served as a unifying factor for majority of the ethnic nationalities across the country.
A participant told The Guardian: “You could see we are all unified by the power of the Holy Spirit and leadership of Rev. Mike Okonkwo and other anointed ministers of God.
“In the last one week, all Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa, Ibibio and other tribes have gathered here to pray and share everything in common.”
In his sermon, the Presiding Bishop and convener of the conference, Bishop Okonkwo said the challenges facing Nigeria are not bigger and out of what the Almighty God could fix.
The cleric assured Nigerians that the country would soon take a positive turn around, as God is able to turn Nigeria’s difficulties to prosperity.
He also charged the youths to acquaint themselves with God, saying the future of the country depends on them.
“Faith in Christ never let down,” said Okonkwo
The 2017 edition attracted several other clerics from across Nigeria and the world among who were Pastors Paul Adefarasin, Taiwo Odukoya, Bishop Ransom Bello and others from Ghana, United State and the United Kingdom.
Some of the faithful, while recounting their testimonies to The Guardian testified to the goodness of the Lord at the event, saying that the one-week programme transformed their lives.
Meanwhile, despite the high volume of traffic that was witnessed during the closing ceremonies, the intervention of the various traffic management agencies, which include officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Lagos State Traffic Management Agencies (LASTMA), the police and other government agencies eased traffic movement along the Oshodi-Gbagada Expressway.
One of the notable Nigerians that attended the occasion was the immediate past Minister of State for Defence, Mr. Musiliu Obanikoro. He said it is time Nigerians acquaint themselves with the Lord and seek His face for the transformation of self and their country.