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United Baptist Church Ordains Eunice Akora, 4 Others By Daniel Dafe




United Baptist Church, Abraka, under the leadership of Rev. (Dr.) Felix Ugono has ordained two deacons and three deaconesses.

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Those ordained as deacons are Mr. David Emagharo and Mr. Believe Obie, while Mrs. Martha Ogbemudia, Mrs. Mercy Okoro-Enamuotor and Mrs. Eunice Akora were ordained as deaconesses.

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Speaking during the ordination service, the guest speaker, Rev. (Dr.) Jonathan Ihwighwu, President Ethiope Delta Baptist Coference, called on the newly ordained to be biblical and not just Baptist deacons.
Rev. Ihwighwu who took his text from Romans 16.1-2, described a biblical deacon as saintly, servants (to God, the pastor and the church), brotherly in their conducts and succorers.
Earlier on, the host pastor led those to be ordained in proclaiming the Litany of Commitment and Code of Ethics and then the guest speaker led the special prayer of dedication for the ordained.

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Welcoming the newly ordained to the fold, Dns. Dr. F. Igborgbor, Chairman, Deacons Fellowship of Abraka Baptist Association, said that it was joyful to see that the number of members have since grown from 10 in the past to 16 last year, and now 20.
She urged the six new members to use their offices to move the work of God forward.
Speaking on behalf of the newly ordained, Deacon Obie thanked the EDBC President, Rev. Ihwighwu, the Moderator, Abraka Baptist Association, Rev. Blessing Onakpoberuo and the Host Pastor, Rev. Ugono for making the programme a success.
Obie added that they would contribute their own quota towards greater success in the church.

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Speaking to Oasis Magazine (OM) during an exclusive chat, Chief Sir Willy Akora thanked God for the opportunity to witness the ordination of his wife, Eunice, adding that it was a thing of joy to see that in a church of such size, his wife made the list for those to be ordained.

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He added: “I congratulate the pastor for this achievement since this is his first ordination of deacons and deaconesses in his 12 years as pastor of United Baptist Church, Abraka.”

Sir Willy promised to give his wife all the financial and moral support she needs to function effectively.


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