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Bishop tasks Christians on thanksgiving

Bishop Nathaniel Ogundipe of Ifo Anglican Diocese (middle); Special Guest, Mr John Wyse (right); Chairperson of the day and Chief Economist of Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited, Mrs Yejide Wyse (third left); diocesan architect, Mr Olumoroti Delano, and other guests at the third diocesan harvest thanksgiving service of Ifo Anglican Diocese, held last Sunday.

Bishop of Ifo Anglican Diocese, Ogun State, Right Reverend Nathaniel Ogundipe, has tasked Christians on the benefits of giving thanks in all situations.

Bishop Ogundipe, who stated this at the third diocesan harvest thanksgiving service of Ifo Anglican Diocese, held last Sunday at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Okenla, Ifo, Ogun State, reiterated the need for people to always remain grateful, noting that thanking God in all situations was a means of opening up more doors of blessings.

Also speaking on the importance of appreciating God’s goodness and mercy, the guest preacher and former Bishop of Egba Diocese, Right Reverend (Dr) Matthew Owadayo, based his sermon on the theme, “Harvest of God’s goodness and Mercy.”

In her message on the diocesan harvest, Chairperson of the day and Chief Economist of Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited, Chief (Mrs) Yejide Wyse, who was full of gratitude for God’s manifestation in the diocese, stated that “it’s not as if there’s money in this environment, but slowly, we can see God manifesting in the diocese and in the lives of the members.

“In spite of the situation of the country, people are still radiating and smiling. That is God’s goodness. We have to let the Holy Spirit work though us, especially in the propagation of the gospel; the main message being that rapture is coming soon and we must all be prepared.”

Also speaking, the diocesan architect, Olumoroti Delano, who noted that there was much to thank God, especially as regards the growth of the diocese, stated that “when we look back to when it started and now, we have a lot to thank God for. No matter the economic situation, that we are still alive and in good health, we have to thank God. Even in the midst of the difficulties we find ourselves, parishioners should not relent in their efforts in contributing to the work of God in any way that they can. We should not lose hope.”