SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 2011.
IBRU CENTRE HOSTS OUR SAVIOUR’S CHAPEL, HOLY GHOST DOMINION WOMEN
REV. CANON GABRIEL KPAGBAN
TWENTY delegates from Our Saviour’s Chapel of the University of Port Harcourt held their 2011 retreat at the Ibru International Ecumenical Centre, Agbarha-Otor, Delta State on July 21-23.
Also, women of Holy Ghost Dominion Bible Church, Effurun, Delta State, held a three-day prayer and fasting programme at the centre on July 27-29, 2011.
The retreat, which had the theme: ‘I have known Him’, (Gen. 18:19) was led by the chaplain, Rev. K. T. Francis and co-ordinated by Dr. A. A. Obafemi.
The event commenced with a talk by the chaplain. It was titled: “Why We Are Here”. Other keynote speakers were Prof. E. N. Elenwo, who made reflections on the theme and Dr. S. Ogan, who lectured on “The Story of a Faithful Steward/Shepherd”.
The retreat featured prayer sessions and song ministrations, co-ordinated by Mr. Nwanosike.
Welcoming the participants on behalf of the Rector, Ven. Ernest Onuoha, the Chaplain of the centre, Rev. Canon Gabriel Kpagban, urged them to make best use of time at the centre.
In a lecture titled” “The Life of a Spiritual Leader, Kpagban said a leader should have burden and purpose for followers. According to him, a leader ought to be prayerful; seeking anointing required for the task.
The three-day prayer and fasting by women of Holy Ghost Dominion Bible Church was led by Assistant General Overseer, Rev. (Mrs) U. P. Omasheye. There were teachings on God’s answers to prayer and how to contend with contenders, among others.
The General Overseer Rev. Dr. G. A. Omasheye spoke to ministers on vision and expectation.
The programme, which was intended to start a revival, ended with a communion and an anointing service.