Seventh-Day Adventist Church

West-Central Africa Division Seventh-day Adventist Church



Posted on Jan 18 2018


Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, Executive Governor of Abia State was among over 15,000 Seventh-day Adventists that gathered for the official launch of the Pentecost 2018 evangelism initiative in Eastern Nigeria. The program was launched at the annual prayer and leadership conference of the Eastern Nigeria Union Conference, January 14, 2018. 

Speaking at the events which held on the open grounds of the ENUC Headquarters, Aba, President of the West-Central Africa Division, Pastor Elie Weick-Dido stressed the urgency of disseminating the good news of the return of our Lord Jesus Christ and warning the world of the coming judgment. 

“We need to spread the good news of Jesus Christ; He has the solution to this world. Members should learn how to plead with God to use them powerfully to finish the work so that we can go home and be with the LORD,” he urged at the one-day leadership prayer, fasting and evangelism summit. 

Pastor Same Vincent, the Evangelism Coordinator of the West-Central Africa Division said “the mission of the Adventist Church is to shine for God. It is good for all members to shine for the LORD wherever they find themselves. The reason for them to shine is that people need to know God, be redeemed, restored and be ready for eternity.” 

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State while speaking at the summit expressed happiness for being part of the fasting and prayer programme. “We have come to commune with each other so that I can see the faces of those that I will join in same flight to Heaven when Jesus comes again. Although being a governor is good but going to Heaven is more important to me than anything else in my life,” the governor said.

He reminded the participants who they are: Seventh-day Adventists—chosen people of God, people of hope who are waiting for the Second Coming of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ”—so no matter what happens and the challenges they face, their focus must remain on our Redeemer. 

The evangelism book that was used to train the members for effective, intentional evangelism Mission Possible was unveiled and dedicated by Pastor Elie Weick-Dido supported by the Governor, Union Officers and Conference Presidents. 

Pastor Weick-Dido offered a heartwarming prayer to bless the members, asking God for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on members in order for them to do evangelism. He also prayed that God would help those who are hurting and heal the sick.  

President of the Eastern Nigeria Union Conference, Pastor Bassey Udoh expressed delight at the renewed zeal for evangelism and soul-winning. He urged that pocked of crisis in the church are part of Satan’s onslaught against the gospel and part of the signs of the close of earth’s history. “The grace you have received must be extended to others. Less of stones and more of grace,” he entreated. 

Also speaking at the event, Associate Director for Urban Evangelism in ENUC, Elder Paul Ogaga highlighted the need to employ effective tools for city and urban ministry. He urged that every Seventh-day Adventist should be engaged in one form of literature ministry or the other.

He and his wife Esther have brought in and distributed over 900 thousand pieces of literature in Nigeria. “I am a product of literature ministry and I want to thank the Lord for all the literature evangelists whom the Holy Spirit has used to penetrate places where no human instrument can reach,” Ogaga urged.   

Pastor Uzoma Nwosi
Communication Director
Eastern Nigeria Union Conference Aba Nigeria

Pastor Chigozi Eti
Associate Communication Director
Eastern Nigeria Union Conference Aba Nigeria


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