On Saturday, 26th September 2020 history was made as Lead Apostle Geoffrey Nwogu accompanied by Bishop Samuel Banuna and other ministers dedicated a 120 seating capacity church building for Oyigbo I congregation in Port Harcourt District of South South Area of Nigeria.
Members in their hundreds and the entire community were overwhelmed with joy and excitement on this epoch making day. For several years they had been yearning for this as many of them had dedicated their resources and time to see their dreams being fulfilled.
With the assistance of Community Evangelist Baribeop Kabari, late Apostle Paul Ogboru laid the foundation of this project in September 2019, this was collaborated by the former rector of this congregation, Shepherd Andrew Atte in his brief history of the congregation.
Lead Apostle Nwogu addressing the congregation drew a text word from Psalm 93: 5” Your testimonies are very sure; Holiness adorns Your house, O Lord, forever"
He urged the brethren to always reference God in their words and deeds while here as it is not an ordinary building but an altar dedicated to the worship of the triune God.
He further emphasized God's testimonies which encompasses the eternal messages of salvation will be proclaimed in a pure and unadulterated manner by the messengers of God through the apostolate.
Equally, genuine supplications and petitions will be heard, grace will abound and longing souls will be satisfied. He therefore charged all to always see the altar as a house of prayer and not a den of thieves insisting that holiness adorns the house of God thru:
- Eternal messages of the gospel.
- The ministry of grace and reconciliation through the apostolate.
- The three holy sacraments dispensed at the altar.
He concluded that longing souls will find lasting peace and will be made ready for the return of Christ when Holiness adorns God's house.
Bishop Samuel Banuna and District Elder Glory Chuku assisted at the altar.