Thanksgiving Service /Reception Ceremony in Honour of the Holy Queen Mother in Her Official Work Visit to Akwa Ibom State 2015
by oscar sam
A usual divine service to usher in the second segment of the event was anchored by the Holy Father Leader Olumba Olumba Obu, the Sole Spiritual Head of the Universe through His Lordship Bishop Asuqwo Ekanem. The sermon delivered by the Father was read directly from the Holy Book of the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star, “Holy Oroutueyoyo” page 1434 with the heading, “USE YOUR WEALTH AND ENDOWEMENTS TO SERVE GOD”.
After the brethren had filled past the alter of God with humility and total submission for blessing, and dancing to the tunes of the inspiring spiritual songs rendered by the choristers the Father waved immediately after the waited guest (The Holy Queen Mother with her entourage) had arrived the premises of Ibom Hall along IBB Avenue, Uyo, the venue for the epoch making ceremony. In the entourage of Her Holiness, the Holy Queen Mother were eminent personalities whom are; The Bishops of the B.C.S Executive Council, including other Regional Bishops with their secretaries, the Administrative Assistant 1 to the Secretary General Christ Witness Ime Akpakpan, and the International Chairman of Fellowship (Pastor Attah Akpan – CNCF, Deaconess Victoria B. Clarke – Women Fellowship, Senior Apostle Eshiet Udoumoren – Missionary Crusaders, Apostle Temple Worlu). State Leader’s Representative of FCT, Niger, Rivers, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Anambra, Bayelsa, Edo and the United Kingdom as well as United State of America (USA).
The Akwa Ibom State Central Choir joyously sang to usher in the long line members in the entourage of the August visitor who was represented in the occasion by Deaconess Yeng Leon Etim of the United Kingdom (UK).
Bishop Etim Ante, the Calabar Regional Bishop who chairman the occasion in an opening address after 144,000 Brother Unoh Ikoh had offered the opening prayer thanked the Holy Father for the honor given to him as a son of the soil to be made the chairman in the great and historic event ever in the fold. In his usual manner, he rendered some vibrating spiritual songs which lighted-up the gathering whereas the brethren danced joyously in tune with the echo of the songs.
Addressing the crowd, the chairman who also is the Chief Executive Officer of Nsoh Petroleum Enterprise, thanked the Father for bringing the brethren from across the globe to share in the joy and blessing of the visit and called on all the brethren to be spiritually minded into all the affairs which concerns the kingdom and our daily activities and life. He commended the State Leader’s Representative for Akwa Ibom State for his development strides in moving the state towards a lofty height, for the newly built Pentecostal center in Esa obong, Etim Ekpo, Ituk Mbang-Uruan and Offot Abak – Abak Local Government Area. He gave kudos and prayed for the divine leadership and guidance of the Father in the state and her affairs. He asked all to clear every doubts from their heart so that they can as well gain more diligence packaged in the visit. Highlighting the benefits which are embedded in hosting the Holy Queen Mother, the chairman declared prosperity, liberation, promotion, unity, development, change and peace in the state and the world at large.
In the ceremony, while the Universal Queen and the Mother of God was had gloriously seated amidst the heavenly host, the Akwa Ibom State Central Choir which was conducted by Brother Nkitma Bassey presented a welcome composed song to glorify the Father.
Also, the state Leader’s Representative, Pastor Macarthy Ubom Akpan read an address of welcome to the Holy Father.
In his address, the Father’s Representative in the State thanked the Father for the host rite given to the state in the end of the year 2015, saying is sign of good things to come in 2016 and many more years ahead. For the dedication and commission of some centers in the state, the L/R specially commended the Father in Her Holiness and informed her of the intense of his administration to springing up similar projects from all over the state in the nearest future. With great amusement and delightfulness, he thanked the Father in that the visit had been programmed in a way to suit God’s good desire for the state and the citizenry. The Father having seen the predicament of His children in the state, has decided to come and alleviate our condition for the better, he exclaimed. Recollecting the last visit of Her Holiness, in the state, the Leader Representative said her first visit to the state some years back did impacted positively in the state as the huge development and progress so far recorded is gained through the blessing of our Father also from the visit.
Speaking with the media correspondent, Deaconess Kate Ewah, international committee member for the visit termed the visit to Akwa Ibom State as a God blessing not only to the people of Akwa Ibom State, but to the entire world. She expressed her gratitude to the state for the worthy reception and projects which were located in various locations in the state. Deaconess Ewah thanked the Father for the way and manner the state celebrated the Father in the Holy Queen Mother, saying that the blessing derived in the visit will ever remain fresh in the life of the people of Akwa Ibom state and the world.
In the appreciation moment, the chairman, Bishop Etim Ante, set the ball rolling as he donated in the appreciation and all brethren follow suit.
Whereas the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star rendered a special anthem to usher in the Father in Her Holiness, the Holy Queen Mother for the Father advise and blessing/address for the visit. And read the address after presenting both the Father and Mother’s envelop; the Father in Her Holiness bless the entire human race, declaring God manifold blessing upon the creations of God. Presenting the address, the Holy Queen Mother, Deaconess Leon pronounced liberty, freedom and peace in the state and the world and waved at about 5:43pm after blessing the entire Universe accordingly.