BY: VITALIS UGOH, Calabar
God’s Own People (GOP), Cross River state chapter, has successfully held a Thanksgiving Service at God’s Arena of Liberty Outreach, Calabar for the Divine intervention upon our nations and Peaceful Resolution of Crisis in Nigeria
The service was conducted by the General Overseer of God’s Arena of Liberty outreach and the Grand Patron of (GOP) in Cross River state, Prophet Sunday Obi.
In a combined service on Friday 27th, November, 2020, tagged “Convenat Day of Enough is Enough” Prophet Obi, thanked God for keeping His word as He had successfully in the realm of the spirit ushered in a new Nigeria of our dream where the righteous shall be on the throne.”
According to him, “God has answered the prayers of His people and they people shall rejoice and be glad once again.
Thanksgiving prayers were offered to God for answering the prayers of Nigerians, our families and our local governments.
The ever ready Arena Echo International choir rendered praise and worship songs as the congregation and the delegation from GOP danced and praised His Holy Name Jesus Christ.
Speaking at the occasion, the Leader of GOP, Cross River state, Her Excellency. Dr. Mary-Theresa Ikwen, (mni) and former Head of Service, Cross River state, said the service was to thank for His mercies and compassion for Nigeria.
She declared “we are very glad to be here today to give thanks to God under the umbrella of God’s Own People (GOP) ‘.
“We are a group of people who have been praying for God’s intervention in this country. Today God has answered our prayers. God has intervened in Nigeria and we should Watch out for great plan God has for a new Nigeria not too long from now”.
Continuing, Ikwen said, “God has already done it. Thanksgiving is an indication that He had done it. Hence we are thanking Him for our families, our loved ones and the entire nation at large. Our lives is certainly going to be different. We will all be happy that we have a better Nigeria. A Nigeria of our dream with righteousness permeating. Where equity, fairness and justice will permeate in all facet of governance, for the general good, peace and harmonious coexistence in a healthy environment”.
She appreciated the General Overseer of God’s Arena of Liberty outreach for granting GOP the opportunity to observe the Thanksgiving in the Church.
In his brief remarks, the Secretary of the GOP, Cross River state chapter, Rev. Dr. Iwara Okoi, said the occasion is to come and praise the Almighty God for His loving Kindness and what He has done for us as a people in Nigeria.
“God, he said, has been faithful to us as a people and has graciously granted our requests over the years to have a new Nigeria of our dream where God’s fear rules our leaders in order to govern the people with the fear of God.
Therefore, “I stand here to ascribe all glory and honor to God alone”.
He also offered profound gratitude to God and prayed that God will always guide, protect and provide a new leadership direction and the needed wisdom for GOP to lead according to His will.
The Secretary prayed God to lead all members who have traveled far and near the grace as they are going back to their different destinations in Jesus Name Amen.
The highlight of the event was the anointing of the leader of the team and members by the Grand Patron after blessing them according to the Bible in Joshua 1:3.
Earlier, the deliverance, healing and prophetic declarations were conducted during the Thanksgiving Service.