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The United Evangelical Church ends conference – Part 1

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U. B. Akpan


The 24th annual conference of The United Evangelical Church (founded as Qua Iboe Church) Aba Area Conference, with the theme ‘Keys to Glorious Supernatural Advancement’ drawn from the general theme of Church Conference for 2019 “Glorious Supernatural Advancement” (Deut. 1:6-8) may have come and gone, but the outcome of such an event in the lives of church members, ministers and the Diaspora left many speechless.

It was attended by delegates from the conference area and other parts of the country. Church members, as well as Christendom took time to look at the presentations of the newly ordained church elders, national matters, area conference, schools and other projects of the church, among others.

In an address presented by the Aba Area Conference Chairman, the Revd. U. B. Akpan, the church as a body thanked God for the re-election of Governor Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, and asked for more grace upon him as governor. They handed over the mantle of leadership of the state to God and prayed for good governance in Abia State for another four years.

In the plenary session, growth was recorded from all the eight superintendency headquarters and one mission field that make up the Aba Area Conference. The total number of churches in the conference area rose to one hundred and nine with further increment on the number of communicants, offices of the church, the ordained, youth and children.

In a highlight, Aba superintendency with twenty-four churches put together aside some challenges attached to urban development was commended for their doggedness in church planting and evangelism. Umule church that was granted a full superintendency status has been inaugurated, and while pushing for the creation of Umuogele Mbato, Aba superintendency planted two more churches— one at Pepples Road Ogbor-Hill and Amaorji-Ukwu and also ordained 10 elders, 15 deacons and deaconesses, baptised 86 members and lots more.

Ndiegoro Superintendency left with 10 churches, having giving birth to Umule, has added another two churches to its number. They are Eziama and Umumba. The superintendency baptised 64 coverts, ordained 10 new elders, 19 deacons and deaconesses within the period under review.

Umukalika Superintendency, with 10 churches like others, has embarked on projects that will generate funds and also have a multiplier effect, with the view to confront some financial challenges faced by some smaller churches within its membership. As they look forward to actualise the procurement of land for the Ohuru Isimiri and Ohuru Amaisii respectively, evangelical outreaches are on going to revive, as well as bring new converts to Christ.

Umuibe Superintendency, with a total of nine churches, has been inaugurated, 47 converts were baptised, five new elders were ordained, as well as 20 deacons and deaconesses.

Umule Superintendency is launching deep to seriously frustrate a lot of issues on ground, after its inauguration as a new superintendency. With only 10 churches, 10 pastors with 20 elders, the superintendency seeks for proactive measures of procurement of land for smaller churches under its membership, completion of secretariat, purchase of evangelism bus, among others.

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