Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa (right), receiving a throw pillow from the wife of the Bishop of Anglican Diocese of Warri, Mrs. Patience Ide, during the celebration of the Diocese (Anglican Communion) Warri , at 40 . Saturday, 25/1/20 .PIX: BRIPIN ENARUSAI
WARRI/Nigeria: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has called for mentorship among Christians to provide legacy of genuine discipleship of Jesus Christ.
The governor made the call on Saturday at the 40th anniversary celebration of the Anglican Diocese of Warri at the Bishop’s Court, Warri.
According to him, mentorship and discipleship are very important in the growth of the church.
He said, “I congratulate the diocese for attaining 40 years, a period with which the church has grown in leaps and bounds.
“I am happy that we are growing as a church; this Diocese has given birth to other dioceses and churches.
“We should rededicate ourselves to God as we move beyond 40 years; we have won souls and we should continue to win more souls for Christ.”
The governor commended the church for documenting the activities of the church in a book and urged the faithful to not only have a copy of the book, but to read it.
Earlier in an address, the Bishop of the Diocese, Rt. Rev. Christian Ide, had said that the Diocese of Warri had every reason to thank God because it had attained tremendous and remarkable achievements, physically and spiritually.
According to him, it has been able to attain unity and peace in tandem with its mandate as enshrined in its vision: the light of the gospel in all dark places.
“The Diocese of Warri was carved out of Benin Diocese and it has within the four decades of its existence, given birth to the Diocese of Ughelli, Oleh, Western Izon and Sapele, to the glory of God,” he said.
High point of the event, which was preceded by a Thanksgiving Service by members of the church, was the launch of the book – Diocese of Warri at 40.