As New Apostolic communities around the globe celebrated the 2020 Thanksgiving Day on October 4th, the event in Nigeria was very spectacular.
Most altars in the Nine Apostle working areas were beautifully decorated with flowers, fruits and vegetables.
Members and guests in their large numbers had reasons to show gratitude to God for His love, faithfulness, protection and benevolence.
Most families expressed their appreciation to God for his unfailing grace and mercies in the midst of the ravaging coronavirus pandemic which has humbled the entire humanity.
Thanksgiving Day reminds us of God's greatness, manifold works, His wisdom in creation and the earth in all its possessions.
All the apostles and other priestly ministers used a text word from Psalm 104:24 “O lord, how manifold are Your works! In wisdom You have made tghem all. The earth is full of Your possessions.” in their sermon they reminded brethren that God is the creator of all things visible and invisible. They insisted that on this day we should take opportunity to praise and thank God for everything.
Lead Apostle Geoffrey Nwogu at Abuja central church spoke on the love of God in His creation and salvation plan for mankind. He urged all to praise and thank God by professing our faith, our trust in Him and showing gratitude in our talent, resources, time and energy.
Apostle Effiong Ekpenyong of South Central Area in his admonition said: We thank God because we want his blessings, our joy to increase and to strengthen our trust in Him.
At the Lagos central Church, Apostle Oscar Nwanza who was very elated, charged the brethren to always hallowed God as the creator of all things visible and invisible and reminded them that God had entrusted the care of the earth to mankind, who is to preserve it.
Apostles Godday Odili of South,Samuel Usoro of South East, Chima Ibekwe of Mid-East, Ernest of East Central and Rotimi of North also spoke in the same vein urging their members to see Thanksgiving Day as an opportunity to reciprocate God's love, exceeding grace and compassion.
In all the congregations, districts and apostle areas the Thanksgiving services radiate joy and unending blessings in that "Christ makes us free"