Today the church meeting at Ukpagada honoured 8 outstanding preachers who have distinguished themselves and contributed significantly to the growth of the kingdom of Christ around Northern Cross River during the 8th Anniversary of my mission work with the congregation as their minister. Innocent Egwu of Okundi, Jonathan Ekpong of the University Campus church, Abakpa, and Stephen Abua of Igoli. Others are Joseph Ohiero of Mbok Junction, Cornelius Monjok of Adagom, Randolf Asah of Okpoma and Chidi Chibunna of Oba, Anambra state.
It was a colourful event as all these great soldiers of Christ were charged by their awards to work more to advance the gospel of Christ.
The church has grown from 27 in July 2013 to 250 today with 37 disfellowships.
During these eight years, we have grown with the sustenance of God.
Today we have a vibrant children class with over a hundred children divided into two classes of fifty each. We also have a functional youth class with over 30 young people. We hope to work on instituting correct New testament leadership for the church.
Two years ago, we expanded the kingdom to establish the church at Ukpe. That church is now growing steadily with a Cameroonian refugee leading the church there.
Our major plan for now is to establish another congregation at Nwarranty, a major village of Ukpagada.
Our major challenge is just seasonal poverty. We are very rich during November through March and very poor between April and October. But the Lord is caring for us.
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