Sunday, July 11, 2021, was a day of joyous celebration for the General Overseer, Pastors, Officers, Members and Children of Kingdom Heritage International Assembly Incorporated, (a. k. a. Fountain Of His Glory), as they held the grand finale of the 2021 Mid-Year Fasting/Prayer Programme and Thanksgiving Service in grand style.
The colourful ceremony which took place at the magnificent state of the arts Church auditorium, located at Number 50, Memeh Street, Boji Boji Owa, Ika North East Local Government Area Of Delta State, featured some life transforming activities such as the Undiluted Message from the Elect of God, Special Ministration by Pastor Monday Atewe and the Church Choir, Widows Empowerment and the Special Thanksgiving by the General Overseer and Members of the Various Departments of the Church.
In his sermon, Rev. Success Atewe, the General Overseer of the Church, who spoke on the message he titled, “Why Must We Thank The Lord?”, took his Bible reading from the books of Psalms 107:1-43, Second Corinthians 4:15, Proverbs 3:9, Matthew 15:36, Jeremiah 30:19-20, First Thessalonian 5:18, Malachi 1:6, Malachi 2:2-9, Romans 1:21, Habakkuk 3:18, Second Chronicles 20:20-21, and Genesis 4:4.
Admonishing the congregation, he stated that the Lord inhabits the Praises of His people, saying that “When you are Praiseful, you become Godful, and when you are Godful you become Fruitful, and when you become Fruitful you become a Sign and Wonder to your Generation”. Continuing, he informed the gathering that the day’s thanksgiving service was to thank God for His grace that sustained them from January 2021 till date and to also pray for His continuous protection from now to the end of the year and beyond.
Speaking further, the Seasoned Man of God, outlined Four major reasons why they should thank the Lord. He stated that Thanksgiving is done in order to honour God, explaining that it makes God to feel that He is a good father and also makes Him feel that His children appreciates Him. The second reason he gave was that, Because it is commanded that we should Thank God, hence it is pertinent for everyone to obey God’s commandment.
The Third reason is that Thanksgiving to God Multiplies whatever the Lord has given to them as individuals, saying that when they Thank God, He will reverse adversities from their lives and the Lord will take over all their battles. And Fourthly, he stated that Because of the dangerous consequences of Thankless ness, it is most advisable to always Thank God for His grace and mercies which has kept them alive.
Rev. Success Atewe, warned the gathering to never attribute their successes to their personal efforts but to ascribe all their achievements to God. He frowned at the situation where people do things at their own will, instead of adhering to the will and command of the Lord in order to partake from God’s abundant blessings. He charged the congregation to make up their minds to honour God, so that He will not bring a terrible curse upon them.
The event featured gospel songs ministration by Pastor Monday Atewe, a gospel artist. The leadership of the Church also honoured the widows in their midst and presented them Six yards of textile materials individually.
In a brief remark during the presentation, the General Overseer of the Church, disclosed that the Church decided that the widows should be honoured, being part of their ministry, assuring that by the grace of God henceforth the Church will not relax on its oars in taking care of the widows.
Responding on behalf of the widows after the presentation, Mrs. Osifo Philomena, thanked God and the Church authority for the good things that have been happening in the lives of the widows and their families, saying that the Lord has been providing their needs through his servant Rev. Success Atewe, who has been giving them food items, clothing materials and financial assistance. She Prayed Almighty God to continually bless the man of God and his family and the entire members of the Church for their love and care.
High point of the epoch making event was the Special Thanksgiving by the General Overseer and his family and the members of the various departments in the Church, who danced to the rhythm of the beautiful song rendition by Pastor Monday Atewe and the Church Choir as they appeared before the Altar of God to appreciate Him for His protection and loving kindness upon them from the beginning of the year and for His sustainability during the remaining months of the year 2021 and beyond.
Rev & Pastor Mrs. Success Atewe
Members of the Men department during their thanksgiving
Rev & Pastor Mrs. Success Atewe with the widows of the church
Rev & Pastor Mrs. Success Atewe with their children dancing to the altar for their family thanksgiving