The Archbishop Ecclesiastical Province of The Niger And Bishop Of Awka, Most Reverend Alexander Ibezim has charged Christians not to be afraid to bear witness for Christ.
Most Reverend Ibezim stated this at Saint Michael’s And All Angel’s Ifite Awka during a pastoral visit where he performed sacrament of confirmation to two hundred candidates and admitted sixty into the mother’s union and over one hundred into girl’s guild.
Correspondent, Amaka Chibuzor Okoye was there and reports that Archbishop Ibezim said that as confirmed candidates, they’re disciples of Christ , empowered by the Holy Spirit who has given them spiritual energies to do exploit.
Most Reverend Ibezim asked them to live in Christ, hold onto their faith, pray fervently and never allow the things of the world to mislead them and prayed for God’s grace upon the nation.
In a sermon during the service, the Diocesan Administrator Venerable Rex Kanu said that their target should be to make heaven noting that it will be a great disaster if at the end of life they will not be worthy to stand before the Lord even as he encouraged all not to wear old self but allow Christ to take over their lives.
While thanking God for the Archbishops visit, the Vicar of the church, Venerable Ekenechukwu Nwafor thank the Archbishop for visit, assured that they will make evangelism and mission their watch word.
Speaking on behalf of the candidates, Master Emmanuel Ofodile, Precious Okafor and Favour Ifeanyichukwu promised to follow Christ to the end of time.