On March 18th, 2017, thirteen retired ministers were specially honoured by active ministers and the brethren in Abudu central church, South area of Nigeria.
The thirteen retirees included: six district elders, five district evangelists, one shepherd, one community evangelist and one priest. Apostle Odili appreciated the retired ministers for their great contributions to God’s work and wished them a joyful and blessed life. The retirees were also admonished to keep on contributing to the spread and growth of the gospel especially in their respective congregations. The brethren were admonished by the Apostle to always make the right choice in all situations of life here on earth. He took his text from Daniel 3: 17-18. The Apostle asked “What are we going to choose; are we going to choose to serve and be loyal to God, or deny God when faced with death or difficulties?" Drama, choir ministrations, and cultural dances were performed. 421 brethren attended the ceremony.
Apostle Odili with the retirees and their wives