As Nigerians converged for the celebration of independence from the British government, Pastor Williams Kumuyi, the General Superintendent of Deeper Christian Life Ministry, said in the midst of the recession and other crisis rocking the nation, the desires of Nigerians will be fulfilled.
Kumuyi, who is in Asaba, the Delta State capital, for an independence service on Sunday, October 2, appreciated God for Nigerians, saying the government and the Christian church are working in partnership for the development of the nation.
Kumuyi in a group photograph with Governor Okowa and senior members of Kumuyi’s entourage
He said the objective of the church is to move people forward to live better lives and achieve their goals, just as he appreciated Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s development strides in the state.
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Specifically, he said the Delta health care programme was a laudable one, even as he commended the governor for the youth empowerment programmes in the state.
Governor Okowa, who received the pastor along with his wife, Edith and members of the state executive council, said he was glad to have Kumuyi in the state, just as he called on gospel ministers to pray for the good of Nigeria.
Governor Okowa and wife, Edith, having a discussion with Kumuyi
According to him, “this is the time we need more of your prayers for Nigeria and our state. We need God now more than ever before. The more knowledge of God we have the better for us as a nation and state. The knowledge of God is needed in our homes”.
Okowa, who condemned gospel preachers who are laying more emphasis on prosperity than the preaching of the gospel, called on preachers to focus on the word of God as it is the needed ingredient for national development.
Governor Okowa’s wife, Edith, exchanging pleasantries with Kumuyi and wife
The governor said many gospel preachers are confusing Nigerians with the emphasis on prosperity at the detriment of the word of God, saying the gospel should be given more prominence than the craze for material things and wealth.
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He told Kumuyi to prayer for the state, maintaining that “whatever prayer you pray for us will work”, adding that “we have been troubled over time because of crisis in the state. We pray that the crisis in our midst will disappear so that we enjoy God’s presence and fullness.”
Okowa’s wife, Edith, kneeling down to greet Kumuyi
Okowa further added that the revered man of God presence was needed in Delta. He said, “if you decide to come and live in Delta, we will be glad to have you among us”.
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