Church empowers members, celebrates founder’s Birthday
The organizer of the event, Dr. Kwakpovwe said: “The manna roundtable is our own way of helping our members, apart from prayer, to fulfill their God-given destinies and become financially self-sufficient so that they can also assist in God’s work. The church of God also needs to produce millionaires not only among unbelievers.” He called on the Federal Government to encourage Nigerians to go back to farming as the solution to the present economic recession.
The Managing Director of Tetratasfarm (Nig), Mr. Essien Akpandem, adviced participants to have good ideas that would help them pull their resources together. Noting that recession is an advantage, the guest speaker, said: “agriculture is quite interesting, however, it has its own challenges based on adequate knowledge and for those saying it is capital intensive, it is not. Agriculture is the easiest thing you can do with little money. To start a farm one must have the knowledge, have a land and finance.
He said that self-discovery is also another factor to the realisation of any dream, adding, “it is when we have discovered ourselves that we would discover God and also appreciate Him because we would then understand the things He embedded in us for our greatness. With this, we will no longer share testimonies of other people but testimonies of our own discoveries. Recession is an opportunity for wealth to change hands. God wants us to create visions and analyse our purposes just as He asked Abraham to create a vision from Genesis 13:14-15.”
Akpandem, who said he attempted suicide twice, urged participants to seek the face of God in every area of life.The church also rolled out drums to mark the birthday of their General Overseer, Bishop (Dr.) Chris Kwakpovwe and they spoke glowingly about the man of God, including the Bishop’s wife, Rev. (Mrs) Flora Kwakpovwe who said: “My husband is a loving and caring father to the children and everyone. He has brought the best of Christ in me and taught me what good marriage is all about. He is a blessing not only to Nigeria but to the whole world.”
The elated celebrant thanked everyone, especially his wife for making his birthday a memorable one. While thanking God for sparing his life, the cleric called on members to have strong faith in God.