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ANGLICAN Bishop of Awka Diocese, Rt. Rev Alex Ibezim, has acknowledged and urged fathers in the diocese to keep up with works that promotes God’s injunction and growth of the church.

He made the statement in a message to the fathers on the occasion of fathers’ day held on Sunday at Church of Holy Spirit, Awka with the theme; In understanding: Be men.”

Speaking in an interview, the vicar in charge of the parish, Ven. Rex C. Kanu said that the day was set aside by United Nation Organisation to celebrate fathers and church to pray, appreciate and remind fathers of their relevance and what is expected of them.

Ven. Kanu went further to encourage fathers to continue to work hard, believe and have faith in God no matter how difficult things might pose to be in recent times.

While appreciating the fathers, the Priest Assistant, Rev Udochukwu Jeph Okeke thanked the fathers for their support in contributing to the ongoing church building and admonished them to perpetually do good things that their family, church and society at large will benefit from.

Speaking in an interview with National Light, the Chairman of fathers’ forum, Sir Tochukwu Arubalueze who thanked God for a successful celebration, urged father to always take good  care of themselves, be strong, pray to God to enable them fulfill their purpose in life and to reap the fruits of their labours.

At the Apostolic Faith Church Okpoko, Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State, the District Overseer,  Geoffrey Ozurigbo spoke on the attributes of God, captioned ‘God, father of all fathers’ as recorded in Psalm 103.

According to Rev Ozurigbo, God is merciful, he forgives sins, heals diseases, redeems lives from destruction, crowns man with love, tender mercies.

Stressing further, Ozurigbo advised men everywhere to be light, transparent, live righteously, show good examples to their children as heads of families and imbibe attributes of God.

At Amawbia branch, Assistant District Overseer, Anambra State, Austin Chike, pleaded with fathers to do the work of God, not to over labour their wives and train their children in the right way to have a better society.

Contributing, a Police Inspector, Solomon Emeka Nwokolo  advised fathers to always pray, teach children how to pray, as persistency in prayer to God brings the answer to our petitions,

Highlights of the event were newscast,  anthem by fathers, bible citation,  drama presentation among other things.

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