The Vice Chancellor of Rivers State University (RSU) Nkpolu Oroworukwu, Port Harcourt, Prof Sunday Okogbule Nlerum says the management of the university will continue to support faith-based organizations.
Prof Okogbule gave this assurance recently at the main campus of RSU in Port Harcourt during the 2023 Annual Harvest/Thanksgiving Fund Raising of the Chapel of Redemption of RSU.
The VC assured members of the Chapel that the management of the university would encourage them to ensure that the three new branches of the Chapel of Redemption at Ahoada, Emohua and Etche Campus all of RSU extension, begin their services effectively.
Also speaking, former deputy speaker of Rivers State House of Assembly (RSHA), Rt. Hon. Marshall Stanley Uwom said that despite the harsh economic challenges across the country, Nigerians should brace up and donate for the work of God.
“In spite of the harsh economic reality or hard time in the country, I want to appeal to well-meaning Nigerians both rich and poor, to donate generously towards the work of God in the church,” Rt. Hon. Uwom emphasized.
He commended the Christian community in RSU on their unity and progress as well as members of Chapel of Redemption of the University on the success of the 2023 annual harvest/thanksgiving.
In his sermon, the chaplain/resident minister of the Church, Rev. Maxwell Ebirim said looking back from the beginning of the year to the end of the year, there are several reasons to be grateful to God, pointing out that it is in line with their 2023 theme.
“The theme of this year’s harvest is, ‘Harvest of Exceeding Greatness’ Ephesians 1:19. The bible tells us that God has caused the exceeding greatness of His power to be at work in us who believe. The exceeding great power is at the root of the numerous miracles and testimonies God has given us in chapel this year.”
Rev. Ebirim added, “Looking back to the beginning of the year we see many reasons to be grateful and appreciate the Almightiness of God in all situations. Indeed, the church has made remarkable progress in spiritual and material development.
Also speaking, the chairman of the church management council, Elder Dabo-Oju Horsfall said the fund raising service as part of the 2023 annual harvest was to ensure that they buy buses to convey people and worshippers to and from the Chapel’s three new branches at Ahoada, Emohua and Etche campuses of RSU.
He expressed optimism that their dream would be turned into a reality.
Elder Horsfall commended the VC of the university, Prof. Okogbule, chairman of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, Mr. Geroge Ariolu, Hon. Blessing Chigeru Amadi of NASS, and many others for their financial and moral support.
On his part, chairman of the 2023 harvest/fund raising committee, Bro Anthony Nwuche said members of the church are grateful to God for the grace and strength to organize the 2023 harvest, pointing out that the harvest took two months to plan.
“For the past two or three months, we have planned and labored to organize the 2023 the Chapel of Redemption harvest of RSU. For me, my life is full of thanks to the Lord for making this year’s harvest a success. The chaplain, the church Management Council and the 2023 Harvest Planning Committee and the entire church are grateful to all those who contributed in making this year’s harvest of exceeding greatness, a success,” Mr. Nwuche lauded.
Guest speaker, Pastor Ashiriba Daniel preached on the theme, ‘Harvest of Exceeding Greatness’.
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