PENTECOSTAL Fellowship Enugu-Ukwu, Anambra State recently held their special thanksgiving service at Civic Centre, Enugwu-Ukwu.
Speaking during the programme, monarch of Enugwu-Ukwu, Sir Ralph Ekpe, said he had come to thank God for his protection and preservation upon his family and members of his cabinet and the entire people of Enugwu-ukwu.
He added that Enugwu-Ukwu is moving forward today is because of their prayers and unity in the Lord Jesus Christ, urging them to avoid division and segregation.”I am from Anglican Church, but every year, I find one church to identify myself with in thanking the Lord. This year is the turn of Pentecostal church”.
Earlier in his sermon, Pioneer leader of EBACA, Rev Godwin Ekpe, told Christians to fight the good fight of faith and hold on to eternal life, which is the highest treasure anybody can obtain in life, noting that without faith, it is impossible to please God.
Ekpe added that when Christians fight the good fight of faith, their enemies will not hold them, adding that God has given Christians eternal life and anybody that has not given his or her life to the lord Jesus has no eternal life.
Also speaking, one of the pioneers of EBACA and a founder of Enugwu-ukwu brethren followership, Mr Isaac Chinweuba Uchefuna said is a forum for those who has given their lives to the Lord Jesus Christ and confess their faith in Him personal, that in their words people know them as born again Christians and they spread the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ both in Nigeria and abroad.
He stated that any church that emphases on deliverance, salvation etc is called Pentecostal which means they are not under mainline denomination and urged both indigene and non-indigene of Enugwu-ukwu to always preach the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ in season and out of season, noting that by doing that, souls will be liberated and asked into the kingdom of God.
He advised Christians to be in unity and avoid segregation, so that the aim of preaching the gospel will be effective and through corporation Christians will win the nation. “There is a popular saying unity we stand divided we fall.”
President EBACA, Mr Erich Nwude, encouraged Christians to live a life of example at all times and avoid segregation, adding that they are one people from one entity and that the blood of Jesus and Cord of Salvation has bound them together in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Contributing, Pastor of Assemblies of God Church, Abomi Enugwu-Ukwu, Rev Cyprian Maduabuchi, thanked God for the successful thanksgiving, especially for Igwe Ekpe and his cabinet for identifying with them without segregation, adding that he is a spiritual man that has understanding. He advised Christians to always be agents of change in the lives of people and avoid anything that will dent the image of the church.