The State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel has again appealed to the Church to pray for leaders, especially those in government as the country was facing a challenging period.
The Governor stated this when he led his wife, Dr. Martha, and members of the state executive council to share fellowship at Qua Iboe Church, 2 Abak Road Uyo, joining Christians all over the world to commemorate the crucifixion of Christ in this year’s Good Friday Service.
Addressing worshippers, the governor urged the church to assist the government in shaping the society through sound moral teachings that would rescue youths from prevailing moral decadence.
He acknowledged and appreciated the church for the support so far even as he thanked God that Akwa Ibom was faring better as a state despite the difficult economic situation, with huge development projects to show, especially in the aviation sector.
As Nigerians prepare for the 2023 elections, the governor prayed for God’s directions on the people in the task of electing new leaders.
In a message titled ‘The Power of the Cross’ the pastor in charge, Reverend Donald Cooky examined the significance of the cross on Good Friday, describing Easter as a solemn period that Christians should reflect on the supreme sacrifice made by Jesus Christ for mankind on the Cross of Calvary.
The man of God stressed that the season calls for repentance from sins and therefore urged worshippers to take advantage of this year’s commemoration of the crucifixion of Christ and reprogram their lives for good in order to enjoy the full benefits of the Cross.
The service witnessed a beautiful turn as the Women Fellowship of Qua Iboe Church ceased the opportunity and inducted the State’s First Lady, Dr. Martha Udom Emmanuel into the Women’s Fellowship of Qua Iboe Church.
The church also presented reading materials as gifts to the Governor and his wife.