PFN celebrates Pentecost Day, honour Spiritual Fathers and Stakeholders

PFN celebrates Pentecost Day, honour Spiritual Fathers and Stakeholders

Idemili North PFN Chairman, Pastor Ifeanyichukwu Enekwachi

PFN celebrates Pentecost Day, honour Spiritual Fathers and Stakeholders

By Uzo Ugwunze

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria(PFN) has marked 2023 Penticostal day celebration urging the body of Christ all over the world to relentlessly pray until they receive power to change their world.

A cross section of the Idemili North PFN LAC members during the inauguration at Nkpor

The PFN leadership also sued for oneness and unity of faith which is the mandate of Jesus Christ to the church.

The Idemili North Penticostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Chairman (IN PFN) Pastor Ifeanyichukwu Enekwachi made the call for oneness as the chapter joined their counterparts in the 21 LGAs of Anambra State to mark Pentecost.

Family and friends of Pastor Modestus Obiakarije, a member of the LAC Idemili  North PFN and Diocesan Pastor, Watchman Catholic Charismatic Renewal Movement, Onitsha Archdiocese during the inauguration at Nkpor

"Jesus Christ prayed for the oneness of the church saying in St John's gospel chapter 17 that they may be one as I am with God. Let us do the will of God. The Pentecostals have to unite together and know we are serving one God, one Spirit and one Truth," said Enekwachi. 

Moreover, Pastor Enekwachi explained Pentecost as the day the Holy Spirit came as promised by God, baptizing the believers into Christ and giving them the power to be witnesses.

A member of the Idemili North PFN LAC, Apostle Delight Chukwuanu of Delightsome Global Ministries, Obosi with some well wishers during the inauguration

"Pentecost is the day the church was born. Christ was crucified,rose again, spent 40days with his disciples, ascended to heaven, after 10days of waiting together at the upper room at Jerusalem, the Holy Spirit descended with power to equip them for ministry and witnessing," he said.

The Idemili North leadership  also presented meritorious awards to honour Stakeholders and Pentecostal fathers who were recently appointed members of LAC for immensely supporting the PFN administration programs in Idemili North spiritually and financially urging them not to relent in playing their fatherly advisory roles.

Earlier in his sermon titled 'Power that changes the world Luke 24 vs 49', Bishop Augustine Nwodika lamented that the church is busy building edifices at expense of building spiritually sound human beings that would make the world a better place to live in.

"Pentecostals have lost the power. We stopped at the Pentecost that is why there is no much demonstration of the power of the Holy Spirit again. The church which is suppossed to be the body of believers who has encountered the transformative power of Jesus Christ has started playing entertainment.

"We are building our own kingdom not the Kingdom of God that is why our youths have turned back to idolatry. Wickedness, crimes and witchcraft are on the increase. The church has backslidden,let us go back to God in genuine repentance and receive the power to be able to contend with the ungodliness of this end time," said the prelate.

The newly inaugurated 13 - Man members of Idemili North LAC who were also given meritorious award of recognition include Bishop Dr. Slyvanus Onwuachu - General Superintendent, Living Spring Word Alive Church Nkpor,  Pastor Modestus Obiakarije - Diocesan Pastor Onitsha Archdiocese, Watchman Catholic Charismatic Renewal Movement,, Pastor Michael Amadi -  Regional Overseer, Deeper Life Bible Church Obosi, Rev Dr Joseph Chigbu - a Pioneer PFN leader, Rev Dr Chris Opara - Senior Pastor United Church of Christ Awada, Rev Dr Nnamdi Umobi - CMD Hillcrest Hospital Awada.

Others are Rev Dr. Anthony Alua - Asst District Sup. Assemblies of God Church Awada District, Prof. James Ezeoma - Rector/Director of Studies, Power Theological Seminary Awada, Rev Joe Ahaneku - Assemblies of God Church Ogidi,  Rev Gerry Onugha - PFN State Secretary/State Advisory council, Rev Emma Okonkwo - INLAC member, Rev Dr Jerry Nwachukwu - GS of Bible Base Assembly, Apostle Delight Chukwuanu - GS of Delightsome Global Ministries Obosi

However, Posthumous recognition awards were given to Late Rev Timothy Akamigbo - Former GS,Bible Conversion Church/ former Deputy Chairman IN PFN,  Late Rev Dr Cletus Ogba - Former Chairman IN PFN,  Late Bishop Samuel Onyibor - former GS Abundant Life Church Umuoji,  Late N.C.S Emmanuel -  former PRO IN PFN, Late Rev Dr. Jonah Obidiatu - Former Sectional leader Assemblies of God Church Awada 1.

The awardees all commended the Idemili North PFN leadership for honouring them pledging to continue assisting the body in every possible way so long as the kingdom of God is advanced.

The IN PFN Deputy Chairman/Chairman planning committee, Rev. Emeka Elukposi,  the Vice Chairpersons, Rev Mrs Virginia Ogbonna and Pastor Magnus Isaac, the Secretary Planning Committee, Pastor Mathew Ugbo thanked God for the success of the inauguration of the LAC who are pacesetters,, praying that the oneness and the power of the Holy Spirit will return to the church for the end time revival.

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