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Evo Knights celebrate 10th anniversary, raise funds for charity

By Jossy Nkwocha
10 July 2022   |   3:04 am
Council of Knights of the Diocese of Evo Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) recently held its 10th anniversary and Charity luncheon to raise funds for the widows, indigent students and other less privileged persons.

Rt. Rev. Innocent Uchechukwu Ordu speaking at the Council of Knights of the Diocese of Evo 10th anniversary edition and Charity Luncheon<br />

Council of Knights of the Diocese of Evo Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) recently held its 10th anniversary and Charity luncheon to raise funds for the widows, indigent students and other less privileged persons.

The event, which held inside one of the halls of All Saints’ Cathedral Rumuokwurusi, Port Harcourt, Rivers State was graced by the Diocesan Bishop and Knight Superior, Rt. Rev. Innocent Uchechukwu Ordu, who gave the luncheon talk titled: “Frequent /Ungrudging Giving — A Spiritual Service And Sacrifice To God,” with the text taken from Galatians 6: 9; 2 Corinthians 9:7 and Hebrews 13:16.

In her remarks, the chairperson, Dame Celia Adele, who is also a widow, told the audience that she was moved to accept the invitation, especially when she was informed that proceeds of the event would be used to take care of widows.

Her remarks were reinforced by the welcome address of the President of the Council, Sir William Emenike Amobi, who disclosed that the event was the 10th edition since the Diocese came into existence 13 years ago.

According to him, the money realised would be used to assist over 130 widows with each going home with N50, 000 to start their businesses. Also, 201 indigent students were given N100, 000 each as bursary support, while five priests got N100, 000 each to further their studies, and a blind undergraduate got a new laptop to enhance his studies.

Admonishing the members to do more than just paying their tithes, the Diocesan Bishop, Rt. Rev. Innocent Uchechukwu Ordu, said: “We should give according to our means. Don’t belittle yourself by giving less when you can afford to give more.”

Ordu reminded the Knights and Ladies that giving should cost them something meaningful and that they should give frequently and generously. While praying for the council members, the cleric urged Christians to give without expecting something in return. He stressed that they should institute memorial in their honours through giving.

• Dr. Jossy Nkwocha, KSC, is the Diocesan communicator