The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, has called on christendom to devote their time to pray for the restoration of the lost glory of the State and Country, saying the prevailing hardship, turbulence and criminality experienced the world over can only be surmounted when God intervenes.
Governor Emmanuel made the call while addressing worshippers during the Extraordinary Breakthrough Superlative Sunday Service conducted by the General Overseer, Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor W. F. Kumuyi at the Uyo Township Stadium.
The State Governor who commended Deeper Christian Life Ministry for putting up the service said the programme has positively touched the lives of the people as they have received salvation, healing, deliverance and extraordinary breakthrough.
He thanked Pastor Kumuyi for the inspiring message which he said re echo’s the renewal of mind as enunciated in the state’s social re -orientation Dakkada philosophy and particularly commended the show of humility by worshipers who defied the scorching sun to receive the word of God and charged the people to replicate such level of humility in their day to day dealings with the people as well as in their work places.
While assuring the people that their expectations will never be cut short, Governor Emmanuel recalled the early days of the church during his student days at the University of Lagos and expressed satisfaction that the church has grown to become the foremost pentecostal movement spreading the gospel of Christ within and outside Nigeria and thanked Pastor Kumuyi for assenting to his request to stop over in Akwa Ibom State saying that his presence has brought blessings upon the land and the people.
Pastor Kumuyi who culled his sermon from Romans chapter 12, verses 1 and 2, charged the people not to conform to worldly things but keep their bodies as living sacrifices to God and enjoined the people to present their needs to God and patiently wait on God alone for answers.
The Cleric harped on the need for thanksgiving and said that people get divine blessings through God’s mercies and that it is by surrendering totally unto God that people experience greater and extraordinary breakthroughs.
The service which was attended by members of the State Executive Council, Political Stakeholders, Ministers of the Gospel and people from all walks of life, featured prayers for the State and country, choral renditions , praises, worship, Altar call and healing session climaxed with the presentation of Holy Bible by Pastor Kumuyi to Governor Udom Emmanuel and Wife, Martha.