—-ends year with colorful thanksgiving
In what has been a remarkable year, Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Prof. Charles Okechukwu Esimone and his household on Sunday appreciated God for His interventions and glory in his family.
The Unizik Vice Chancellor, Prof Esimone during the reception of his thanksgiving service held at the women development centre, Awka on Sunday said the family seized the opportunity to show gratitude to God for his infinite mercies and love towards his family.
He added that his trust on God watered the ground for the fulfillment of God’s promises which is to use the family as a testimony of his goodness and faithfulness.
Prof. Esimone said 2019 is a successful year for his family which included delivery of quadruplets after years of waiting and appointment as the Vice chancellor of Unizik.
He said that his staying power through the periods of barrenness, pressure, and challenges of life has been his sole trust in the Almighty God.
He said that the Lord’s promises were delivered on the platform of patience and trust as can be seen in the biblical stories of Abraham, Job and Jacob.
Esimone, who beat 37 other professors to emerge as the sixth substantive vice-chancellor of the university earlier this year challenged Christians to trust in God at all times and let his purpose and plan happen and not the plan of man. He said that people often interpret delay as denial but God uses that as strategy to plan what will bring glory to His name.
It would be recalled that Prof. Charles Esimone and his wife had their first son in 2015, after 11 years of marriage. Four years after the birth of their first child, they welcomed a set of quadruplets, two boys and two girls.
Elated and filled with joy, Prof Esimone’s wife, Dr Mrs Chinyere Esimone, while narrating her miraculous delivery said that she had been barren for 11 years such that people believed she would not deliver a child again until she met a medical doctor and fertility specialist, Prof. Joseph Ikechebelu of Life International Hospital, Awka who reassured her that all hope was not dashed that she still stand a chance to deliver.
She said Prof Ikechebelu carried out many scan on her system before 21 fibroids were removed from her womb.
Dr Mrs Esimone of the department of Music, Unizik, said ,“When I went to his hospital, he carried out scan on me, ran several tests. He later told me that I have a lot of fibroids in my body. I didn’t know I have fibroid. He advised us to go for surgery which I went and 21 fibroids were removed from my womb. I was told that my womb will take 3 months to heal. After the 3 months, I was advised by my doctor to go for RDS which I did.”
Congratulations were in order for the family who earlier held an early morning thanksgiving service at the Deeper Life Bible Church, Awka followed by gifts from dignitaries, friends and well wishers notable of which is the donation of Mario and Juliet Baby Diapers and Wipes to a motherless baby home on behalf of the Esimone family.
The Church worship presided over by the Regional Overseer , Deeper Life Bible Church, Awka Region, Professor Godwin Okeke was not without the heavy presence of dignitaries including the Deputy governor of Anambra state, Dr. Nkem Okeke, the two former Vice chancellors of Unizik, Prof. Boniface Egboka and Prof. Joseph Ahaneku, management , staff and students of Unizik , top government officials, Pharmaceutical Council members and other well wishers.