COVID-19 now powerless says Bishop Okorafor

Rev. Geoffrey Enyinnaya Okorafor

The Bishop of Egbu Diocese, Anglican Communion, The Rt. Rev. Geoffrey Enyinnaya Okorafor has thanked God Almighty for rendering the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic powerless in the lives of His children. In his homily during the episcopal service of admission, induction and confirmation of Anglican faithful at St. Peter’s Church Umuneke Ngor in Ngor Parish, the Lord Bishop said that the devil had the plan to attack the church through the deadly coronavirus pandemic but could not succeed because God he said is alive. He recounted all that the church went through to the extent that some worshippers who defied government’s order of stay at home were mercilessly flogged and many injured in the course of running for their dear lives. Bishop Okorafor posited that though the pandemic is still ravaging some areas in the world including Nigeria, he assured that it will no longer get in contact with the children of God because the prayers of the faithful against the virus have reached heaven. He expressed delight on the way and manner the people of Ngor Parish prepared for the service, hence he gave them 100% for meeting up with all that the church needed for the episcopal service. The Bishop also, used the opportunity to charge those sitting for the ongoing WAEC exams to read hard so as to make good grades thereafter. He equally asked parents to help encourage their wards to study hard and get ready for reopening of schools across the nation in no distant time. His Lordship further preached against hatred among Christians and their neighbours saying that it is one of the major sins that will deny many from entering into the kingdom of God. He blamed parents who always would like their children to join them in keeping malice with their neighbours, pointing out that it is very wrong and should be stopped.
Earlier in his sermon, the Bishop’s Chaplain, Rev. Benjamin Onyekachi Ugorji who anchored his speech from the book of John 17:20-22 said that Jesus prayed for himself a prayer to overcome obstacles and equally prayed for the world so as to share from the glory of God and the salvation on the cross. He asked Christians if they are ready to share from the salvation of Christ, adding that it is when one has close relationship with God through His son Jesus Christ that he or she would be able to inherit the kingdom of God. In his vote of thanks, the Vicar of Ngor Parish and the Archdeacon of Ngor Archdeaconry, Ven. Dr. Promise Oparanozie thanked the Lord Bishop and his wife with their entourage for the superlative service. He also thanked Engr. Kelechi Godwin who donated about 50 copies of Igbo Bible to the Parish which were shared immediately to all the newly confirmed faithful in the church. The Venerable was full of joy for the presence of Eze Fred Nwachukwu who was present at the church service from beginning till the end.

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