It was jubilation in Save the Lost Mission Iyiowa Odekpe, Ogbaru local government area, Anambra state when the District Superintendent Rev Tochukwu Anaemenam was ordained a priest of God in the order of Melchizedek.
Speaking on behalf of Amanuke Born Again Christian Association, Apostle Patrick Okafor said the new priest’s late father Aniemena Levi was the leader of the heathens who persecuted and suffered all born again Christians in the Amanuke and that he lived 133 years. He said he was happy his son today is a priest of God.
According to Apostle Okafor, Pentecostals in Amanuke saw hell in the hands of heathens in Amanuke, between 1990 to the year 2000 as they burnt the residence of Rowland Enukora, Elder Ezekiel Ekulide and Isaiah Nnanwuno who was leader of Amanuke brethren. They lost everything to the night (Osulu Abali) masquerade mayhem. He reminded that every born again movement started with Save the Lost Mission.
He informed also that Ezekiel volunteered his land to the Save the Lost Mission for their Church building which was later destroyed by night masquerade. He reminded that brethren gathered and prayed for every family in Amanuke to experience Jesus Christ, hence there was a serious revival in the community.
Foremost Amanuke lawyer, Barr Jonas Okolo asked the congregation to pray for the newly ordained , even as he asked him to embrace God’s calling since God called him and not to indulge in all distractions presently witnessed in the kingdom of God. He decried that there are many churches today but not Church of Christ and so many men of God but not of Christ.
Barr Okolo asked the newly ordained to look unto God in all sincerity by rejecting lies and falsehood and shun looking for power where none exists, but only from the God Almighty.
Evangelist Ifeanyi Okoye , Reverend Anene Chuma among others were among those who spoke at the ordination ceremony encouraging Rev Tochukwu to continuously embrace God in order to succeed in his ministry.
Earlier in an address by the ordination/thanksgiving committee of Save the Lost Mission Iyiowa Church Executive Council, Deacon Emmanuel Nwamaradi thanked their father in the lord in Anambra state, Bishop Moses Ezedebego and Right Reverend Tony .E. Okeke for availing them of the opportunity to have a Reverend in their Church.
The occasion was chaired by Chief Sir and Lolo Chidiebere Madubuko whereas a host of guests came from Amanuke , Awka North local government area particularly Anaemenam family and Amanuke Born again Christian Association.
In a brief interview after his ordination, Rev Tochukwu Anaemenam said: ‘’It is a journey of Faith that has brought us together today. Rev.Tochukwu Anaemenam was born into the family of late Mr Anaemenam Nnama in Unuonala village Amanuke in Awka North LG Anambra state, Nigeria.
‘’I was called into the ministry in the year 2011.I had my diploma in Theology in the year January 2012-December 2013 at the International Bible Academy (INTERBA)An affiliate of Cornerstone Seminary Harrison Virginia U.S.A.I had my part time at Church of the New Creation Incorporated nationwide in the year 2013-2015.
‘’I was posted to Save the Lost Mission, Mgbidi Imo state in the year 2015-2016. I was transferred to save the lost mission Ihioma Orlu, Imo Nigeria in the year 2016-2019. I was transferred to Save the Lost Mission Iyiowa Odekpe, Ogbaru LG Anambra State where served as District Superintendent. I was ordained a Reverend in the year 2019 by Rt Rev. Tony Okeke, founding father Save the Lost Mission Incorporated.
Rev Tochukwu Aniemene is known as Nwatamalujesus. He is grateful to Rt.Rev Tony Okeke, General Superintendent of the Save the Lost Mission Inc, Bishop Moses Ezedebego, PFN Chairman Anambra state, Chief Sir Chidiebere Mmadubuko among others.