The Bishop of the Diocese of Abuja and Primate of All Nigeria, The Most Rev. Dr. Henry Ndukuba has ordained four new Deacons and Priested two for the Diocese of Abuja in an Advent ordination service which took place at All Saints Anglican Church, Wuse, Zone 5, Abuja, charging them to make a difference both where they are posted and in this generation.
Barnabas Sule, Dogo Mishark, Musa Sunday, Abraham Luka and Hassan Dauda were made Deacons, while The Rev’d Gbenga Fatoye and Chima Eziamara were priested.
Speaking to the press immediately after the ordination, Primate Ndukuba urged the newly ordained to hold unto the Lord for it to be well with them and prayed God to uphold and sustain them in their ministry. He said: “We pray that the Lord will equip them, strengthen them, empower them, and day by day renew their zeal, their commitment, their faith, to follow Jesus and to obey the word of God, and to commit themselves to prayer and ministry of the word of God and the sacrament of the new covenant.”
The Preacher in the service, The Rt Rev. Marcus Dogo, Bishop of Kafanchan, counselled them to endeavour to render their services to God out of clean hands and a pure heart, for them to be acceptable to God.
The Bishop of Abuja also used the occasion of the ordination and celebration of the gift of the ordained ministry of the Church to announce the creation Mission Zones or Parishes, which he said, were to grow to full-fledged parishes and tasked the Archdeaconries to grooming them and establishing churches in some specified areas like Wuse 2 and Utako. The Primate, who asked all the priests of the Diocese to meet him for transfer letters, said priests would be posted to the headquarters of the mission zones for special works of mission. He also announced some readjustment in the composition of the Archdeaconries of the Diocese.
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