How we bless the Lord for CONVENTION 2010! It is the
biggest and best Convention we have had in the history of
this ministry. April 15 to 18 2010 will go down in history
as a time when the Lord visited and blessed His people.
The most important dimension of the Convention was the
presence of God that was so strong. The atmosphere became
electric with a feeling that something was about to drop on
the preceding Sunday when members of the Church of the
Anointing in Warri carried out a Rally round major streets
in the metropolis heralding the Convention. This feeling
continued to grow till the end of the meetings and Oh what a
blessing it was.
One very blissful aspect of CONVENTION 2010 was the
utterance the Lord gave our Ministers. They did justice to
the theme – INCREASE ON EVERYSIDE, teaching the word and
prophetically sharing during all the sessions. There were
times for personal as well as corporate ministry.
The attendance is another area worthy of mention. Each
night participants struggled to get seats despite the> arrangement of more seats in the hall of worship. By Sunday,
more chairs had to be hired and canopies too. People came
from all over the Country including our churches in the
islands of the Niger-Delta. Nineteen of our brethren were
baptized in water at the Udu River during the Convention.
The children Choir ministered under such a powerful unction.
And then there was the baby boy born during the convention!
The report on CONVENTION 2010 will not be complete without
mention of the free Hernia and Appendicitis surgeries the
ministry provided during the period at our ANOINTING MEDICAL CENTRE. The print and electronic media were awash with the
stories during the convention.
Those who benefited include Mr Sanuibi Ovie a 30years old
man from Ughelli and Madam Lucy Udori 70 years old
grandmother from PTI rd Effurun. Ebhojie Lovely a 27 years
old student of the Delta State University also benefited.
The cases that touched most people most was those of 3 years
old Izuagie Daniel from Market rd Warri, 5years old Ediri
Tejiri a male from Kolokolo and Ovoke Igere 7 years old male
from Enerhen. A 26years old male from Bomadi named Perekeme
Enginerkeme also benefited. From Okpokunu came Ayenemigha
Okobi a 60 years old male. There was also 42 years old Yoyo
Peter from Okpokunu amongst many others. Indeed after the
Convention, several persons who only just heard of the event
from the news media thronged ANOINTING
MEDICAL CENTRE for succor. They had not participated in the
triage and now need help
This ministry has always seen and used Medical Outreach as
a door to missionary activity. Our past activities in this
regard are well documented in the nation. From free medical
outreaches in the islands of the delta, to provision of rain
water harvesting tanks in remote locations, free cataract
surgeries of hundreds of poor people, to free health care to
orphans and vulnerable children, subsided health care to
families of Gospel Ministers, health education and several
preventive health care initiative like distribution of Insecticide treated mosquito nets, care and support for
persons living with HIV/AIDS, training of village health
care workers and training of church leaders on HIV/AIDS
OZORO AGOG FOR JESUS
It was from the 22nd to the 24th of April 2010. Ozoro came
alive – agog for Jesus. Thousands of people attended with
several hundred coming out nightly to accept Jesus Christ as
their Lord and Savior.
Several committees were setup for Prayer, Protocol,
Publicity, music, instruments, venue, counseling, ushering,
programme etc We printed Posters, handbills, banners and did
radio & television announcements in addition to
equipment hire and other logistics. Brethren did all the leg
work and mobilization. Advocacy visits were paid to
Community and Government Officials as meetings and several
communications took place.
Then the d-day came and the Lord blessed the meetings with
a good weather. The town was in a festive mood. People had
come from all over Isoko North Local Government Area –
from Ofagbe, Ovrode, Ellu, Iyede, Emevor, Owe etc etc. The
Amrede Primary School Playground venue was a carnival of
sorts as people throng it expecting a move of God. The Local
Ministers arranged to receive us at the entrance of the town
somewhere near the AP Petrol Station. From there we all
moved in a long convoy to the Palace of His Royal Majesty
the Ovie of Ozoro where we were well received.
That first night the word of God came with clarity and
conviction. Some estimates have it that about a thousand
persons come forward to receive Christ. The other two nights
had a greater attendance and response coupled with prayers
for the healing of the sick. Surely the Lord did visit Ozoro
and the blessings only just began
Please find attached photographs from the events. They will
surely be a blessing. We had also planned a free &
voluntary HIV/AIDS Counseling and Testing Outreach to
Communities in the church environment in Warri for April
2010. But we had over planned as we did not have the time
and strength to do this in April. We have now rescheduled
this for this month - May 2010 (after we have had some rest)
and will report the outcome to you.
Thank you for all the support that made this possible. The
Lord is not unrighteous to forget you labor of love in that
you have ministered to the saints and do minister. Continue
to pray for us as we always remember you in our prayers.
Yours for all eternity in Jesus
Francis & Rita Waive