CHRISTIANS have been urged to remain faithful and steadfast in their journies through life and avoid anything that would cost them from being in the presence of their creator on the last day.
Pastor Okechukwu Okolongi of the Household of Faith Mission Assembly (Victory Chapel), Nawfia, Sunday, renewed the call in his homily at the outing service for the late Prince Kosi Onochie Ikeli, the husband of Senior Special Adviser on Environment to the former Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano and also the founder of Princess Bibiana Foundation.
Further speaking, he noted that destiny can be discovered on earth through vision, prayer and word of God, adding that any challenge faced by Christians is either to test his faith in God, teach a lesson of life or a vehicle to one’s destiny or purpose, using Jesus Christ as example when he was on earth.
Pastor Okolongi, while praying for the soul of the deceased to rest in peace, encouraged the entire family to be strong in faith and always take solace in God as they look forward to the second coming of Jesus Christ and not to let the painful death of their son, husband and brother to dampen their faith.
In a heartfelt remark, the cousin to the wife of the deceased, Prince Ifeanyichukwu Nwankwo described the late Ikeli as a generous and jovial man, whose presence was always colourful whenever he pays a visit. ” I pray that there will be no loss again.
It is not that people wouldn’t die but we pray that one stays longer. Since it’s like this, we wouldn’t question God. It is not easy but we thank God for everything and we sympathise with her. My prayer is that God will accept his soul in heaven and we hope that on the last day, we will meet to part no more” he said.
On her part, the elder sister of Princess Nwankwo, Lady Uche Obi gave God the glory for the success of the outing service and prayed God to comfort all who he left behind especially the mother and younger sister. ” Prince Kosi Onochie Ikeli was a good man. We enjoyed and had a cordial relationship with him as our in-law. In Catholic Church, we say May the souls of all the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace, amen”.