By Abel Johngold Orheruata
EWU/Nigeria: Delta State Deputy Governor, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro, was among top dignitaries that graced the thanksgiving Service held in honour of the patriarch of the Isesele family , Late Chief Eliphaz Okoedo Isesele at Christ Embassy Church in Ewu, Edo State.
Barr. Otuaro, who in a prayer expressed profound gratitude to God Almighty for giving the entire family the strength and encouragement to overcome the departure of their father, noted that parents are our greatest assets to development and societal upbringing.
The deputy governor while praying for the family noted that the essence of the Isesele family to be united is religion, hard work and the fear of God.
According to him; true Christians do not pass away, but pass on to another realm, emphasising that, the late Chief Eliphaz Isesele has therefore passed on to glory.
Earlier, in a sermon, Pastor Akin Oketunji, called on the congregation to live fulfilled lives that will affect those around them positively, knowing that their work will be tried on the last day by God.
He called on Christians to be ambassadors of Christ, promote disciplined lives and make heaven their focus, because these are the sure ways of inheriting the kingdom of God, which is the final destination for all Christians.
In a message of appreciation, the eldest son of the deceased, Pastor Ambrose Isesele, who is the Head Pastor of Ethiopia branch of Christ Embassy Church worldwide, while expressing thanks to all for coming to the occasion, revealed that his late father was a man of wisdom, always ready to share with people around him.
Pastor Isesele, specially thanked and commended the Delta State deputy governor and the foreign pastors present for finding time to come despite their tight scheduled
Dignitaries at the event included the Delta State Deputy Chief of Staff ( DCOS) Hon. Steve Eruotor, some aides of the deputy governor, Head Pastors of Christ Embassy in South Africa, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, and other European and African countries.