Joy overflows as Ikosi District Headquarters, English Assembly bade 2019 goodbye

By Racheal Oke and Glorious Afolayan

It was with overwhelming joy and heart of gratitude that Christ Apostolic Church, Oke Isegun, Ikosi district headquarter and Christ Apostolic Church, Victory Chapel (English Assembly) bade 2019 goodbye and welcome the year 2020.

The new year eve programme which started at exactly 8:30pm in Oke Isegun (Yoruba speaking assembly) and 9:00pm in Victory Chapel (English speaking assembly) began with soul lifting praise worship sessions from the choirs in both assemblies.

The New year eve programme was attended by both members and non members who testified to God's goodness towards them and the church in the year 2019.

Exhorting the church during the new attitude to adopt for the new year, the district superintendent, Pastor Isaiah Afolayan stated that ignorance, carelessness, and laziness are attitudes that could hinder one from attaining success. He then advised the church to surrender totally to God so as to lay aside hindrances to success in the coming year.

According to him, once you can surrender your life to the Lord and put aside all hindrances, all other things shall be added unto you.

In the same vein, at the English speaking assembly, the assembly pastor, Pastor Raphael Adegoke, while exhorting the church also on the topic 'essentialities for the coming year' stated six essential which everyone must go with into the new year.

These essentialities he said are the Spirit of God, diligence, Spiritual gifts, talents, skills, and relationships.

He said, "If there is anything you must not trade in your 2020, then it should be your soul. That is why the Bible says that you should guard your hearts above everything that can be guarded".

Some prayers were said after the exhortations in the different assemblies, after which both churches were ushered into the new year with praises to God. At exactly 12:00am, the two auditoriums were filled with shouts of joy and happiness, members rolling on the floor, others singing, dancing, and rejoicing in express of their gratefulness to God for witnessing the new year.

The Christ Apostolic Church watchword for 2020, which is taken from Isaiah 45:22, was unveiled; the church diary was also unveiled and launched in both assemblies, after which everyone gave their first offerings of the year.

It was indeed joyful moments for but both assemblies as they were happy to witness the year 2020.

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