ECWA President inaugurate Church donated by Hon. Jerry Damara

By Samuel Luka, Bauchi

The International President of Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), Rev. Stephen Panya Baba on Sunday, commissioned the newly constructed ECWA Gospel Church, in Kulishin, Shongom Local Government Area of Gombe State.

The Church was built by a philanthropist and a politician, Hon. Jerry Joseph Damara.

While dedicating the Church to the glory of God, the ECWA President challenged the members to emulate Hon. Jerry Joseph Damara by contributing their own part for the growth of the gospel and the Church to the glory of God.

According to him, all members are expected to assist in the areas of need like building of schools, clinics and provision of vehicles.

Also speaking, former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, (Retired) said the constructed magnificent Church reminds him of the Temple of King Solomon when during commissioning God promised to hear all praises offered in it.

General Gowon who prayed that God will answer every prayer that will be offered in the newly built Church, expressed believe that the church will be a very great blessings to the people of the area and entire ECWA family.

The Chairman of the occasion Prof Jerry Gana, One time Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria congratulated the people of Shongom and Kaltungo Local Government Areas for having the Church constructed, praying that the presence of God will abide with them.

On his part, the Governor of Plateau State, Barrister Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang called for unity irrespective of tribal differences for the development of the country.

While noting that God does not live in houses built by men but in the hearts of men, the Governor called on the congregants to dedicate their lives so that God will dwell in them.

He equally
reminded them of the need to rekindle brotherhood among one another, support and promote the region to glory to God.

While admonishing the congregants on the need for genuine relationship with God, Mutfwang reiterated that God desires the heart more than physical structures, hence the need for genuine fellowship with God.

Delivering his sermon, Rev. Silas Nyako said the occasion was to dedicate the Church building, pointing out that God desires that they first dedicate themselves so that God will take control of their lives.

In his vote of thanks, Hon. Jerry Joseph Damara appreciated all those who joined him in thanking God for what he has done in the life of his family.

Mr. Damara explained that he was invited to a launching sometime back and the sum total of what was collected amounted to only seven hundred thousand out of twenty five million target.

He said that going by the money realized during a launching, it would have taken 30 years to get the proposed money for the church project and he decided on the construction of the Church.

Dignitaries at the occasion include, Senator representing Gombe South Senatorial District, Anthony Siyako Yaro, Former Speaker, House of Representative Hon. Yakubu Dogara, former Ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mrs Paulen Tallen, and Mr. Solomon Dalong, Representative of Governor of Taraba, the Mai Kaltungo, Engineer Saleh Mohammed among others.

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