BY: Vitalis Ugoh, Calabar
As part of her spiritual and humanitarian obligations, the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star (BCS) is set to reward and encourage deserving young gospel artistes across the globe at its International Headquarters in Calabar, South-South Nigeria.
The event will climax the grand Birthday celebration of its founder, Leader Olumba Olumba Obu on 30th December 2022.
The international spiritual organisation, last year spent nearly N20 Naira to young artistes from different nations in different categories.
Unfolding this package, the spokesman of the organization, Patriarch Christ Shepherd Amah Williams disclosed this when he addressed a World Press conference in Port Harcourt, Rivers State recently.
Williams said the organisation will further stage what he calls World Charity Day simultaneously in Calabar, other capitals of the country and in countries where they have growing memberships on 27 December 2022.
According to him, as a way of marking the season, they will not only distribute arrays of food items, beverages but clothing materials through their welfare and philanthropic arm, the Universal Mercy Fellowship.
He said, “Love and bearing one another’s burdens remains the cardinal teaching of Leader Olumba Olumba Obu. He demonstrates this to His adherents and others by practically taking care of their welfare, even at his discomfort. This year’s World Charity Day shall also witness visits to Correctional Centres, IDP camps and giving out alms across Nigeria and elsewhere.”
He also listed that the 4th Leader Olumba Olumba Obu Annual Public Lecture series will hold on Thursday 29th December 2022 at Transcorp hotel Calabar with the theme ‘Unification of he Human Race: Leader OOOBU, the Uncharted Path To Lasting Peace’
In attendance include the Vice Chancellor of Federal University of Lokoja, Prof Alayemi Akinwumi and Dr Francis Falako of the Department of Religious Studies University of Lagos.
It would be recalled that the Public Lecture started in December 2019 as a platform to showcase and reflect on the enduring legacies, teaching and accomplishments of the religious leader.
Amongst global leaders and scholars that have addressed the Lecture series include former governor Donald Duke, a staunch Pan Africanist, Prof PLO Lumumba and former president of DR Congo, Dr Joseph Kabila who was represented by Dr Lawson Mbuggus last year.
He further stated that beyond inviting all to above events, “We wish to also make it abundantly clear to leaders of the world and government at all levels that the solution to the myriads of problems bedeviling mankind today can be found in the teachings of Leader Olumba Olumba Obu as encapsulated in volumes of his Everlasting Gospel.
“We make bold to say that except leaders of the world embrace the divine precepts of Brotherhood of man, where all forms of discrimination shall cease to exist, and the fatherhood of God, where all men shall worship the one and only Living God as taught by Leader Obu, man shall continue to grope in spiritual darkness.”
Commenting on the Nigerian situation, the spokesman insisted that the country’s leaders should humble and draw close to their leader whom he claimed is the Custodian of peace.
He referenced what happened “when the Lord Jesus was in the boat with his disciples while there was high wave, threatening to sink. “It was until the disciples beckoned on Him that he spoke to calm the sea.”