Nobody can become anything in life without input of others- Pastor Oladele

Pastor Samuel O. Oladele

The General Superintendent of Christ Apostolic Church, Worldwide, Pastor Samuel O. Oladele has reiterated the need to acknowledge contributions of others so as not to be seen as an ingrate.

He said that nobody can become anything in life without the input of others.

Pastor Oladele said this on Sunday August 11, 2019 at the Regional Headquarters of Olutimehin Region, Port Harcourt in Rivers State, at the induction of Pastor Emmanuel A. Olusoko as the second Regional Superintendent of Olutimehin Region.

In his sermon:“The Well of Jacob”, taken from John 4:1-6, the cleric said: “Ours is a very rich heritage. It is good for us to be constantly reminded that all the benefits and privileges we are enjoying today have become ours, not necessarily by our achievements, but by inheritance. We also need to smoothen the paths for others to tread. There is need to acknowledge the persons who laboured before us.

“There is the grace of God who always shows mercy, but we must learn to acknowledge the input of other people. What is the purpose of your existence? Are you fulfilling the very purpose of your existence? Are you wiping tears from people’s faces or are you causing them to shed sorrowful tears? No meeting in life is accidental.

“What legacies are you bequeathing to the generations coming behind you? Always emphasise unity, love, purity, honesty, holiness, revival, righteousness, discipline, cooperation, good character, dignity, truth, integrity and fear of God, like our forebears. Our generation must not be different. Will your labour last? Do not be a useless person. Always make positive impact in the lives of the people you come across. Strive to leave legacies behind.”

The Secretary of Olutimehin Region, Pastor Samuel Essien, in his welcome address, said the region was among the 12 created by CAC’s authorities in 2017 for proper governance and decentralisation of administrative power to reach the local assemblies and members with ease.

Essien said: “Olutimehin Region, which consists of Rivers, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom and Cross River States, faces peculiar challenges, such as communal and cult-related crises, which have made members desert their churches in relocating for safety. The economy of the members is grossly affected, while many of them have lost their sources of income.

“We have been trying our best to be loyal and submissive to the church authorities. We solicit prayers and cooperation of all members, knowing full well that the challenges will soon end by God’s grace. The region will soon be the pride of everyone and the authorities.”

Pastor Olusoko, who assumed duty in January, promised to put in his best in the service of God, even as he thanked the personalities who honoured him.

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