By Odogwu Emeka Odogwu
The Anglican Bishop of Amichi, Right Reverend Ephraim and Dame Nkem Ikeakor, last Sunday thanked God for 10 years of Episcopacy as Bishop of Amichi and 10th anniversary as Anglican Diocese.
The thanksgiving service was also used to honour some who had contributed immensely to the progress of the diocese in the last ten years, including Chief Dr Chidi Anyaegbu (OFR); High Chief S.N. Ukachukwu; Chief Sir Emmanuel Umeohia, Sir Michael Agazie; Mr and Barr Mrs Chinedu Okeke, and Chief Okwudili Oti, as well as families like Ikebaba Nzewi family; Dr Samson Obichi; Chief Benjamin Atuchukwu family; Prof G.EO Ogum family and Chief Abraham Oti.
Bishop Ikeakor disclosed that those who won the awards were indeed people and families who stood by him and made sure he was not humiliated and shamed sequel to the lack of resources to operate when the diocese was created.
In his sermon at the Cathedral Church of Andrew, Amichi in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State, the Primate, All Nigeria and Archbishop of Metropolitan Anglican Communion, Most Reverend Nicholas Okoh, who had earlier on Saturday dedicated the ultra-modern Administrative building of the Anglican Diocese of Amichi built under the supervision of Bishop Ephraim Ikeakor, appealed to Christians to internalize the dictum that they were in the world but not of the world in order to serve Jesus Christ better.
He encouraged Christians to hold on to their biblical morality and never allow anybody to misled them and encouraged leaders in the church to delegate duties in order to win more souls for Jesus Christ in 2019, adding that unless Anglican clergy and laity joined hands to evangelize soon, much gap would be left, evangelism wise, and would be difficult to close.