Pastor Chris, the man of God, was exceptionally greeted from the overly excited and ecstatic crowd that was on their feet when Revenant, Chris Oyakhilome made his entrance inviting the audience to give the Lord a shout! And glorify the Lord, Halleluiah! And to give Praise and Glory to God!
The crowd full of amazement for this glorious event that closes out 2017, remained standing with excitement especially after the uplifting start of the evening with the perfect song for praising the Lord.
A short introduction was given followed by the anthem of the Believer’s Loveworld Incorporation (BLW).
The Recapping of a Prosperous Year:
The year 2017 brought an amazing experience to the ministry according to the hosts of the evening. Steady growth in the ministry has been attained month after month. This abundance was possible by the hand of God, praise the Lord.
The ministry’s tremendous accomplishment, for the church and for the glory of God, is the distribution of 1.3 billion copies of the book Rhapsody of Realities, worldwide, to spread the word of God in over 900 languages.
The church had a tremendous influence on the Inner-City Mission, which touched Millions of lives mostly children.
The ministry was highly effective, through the use of all media outlets: Television, Radio, and the Internet, to spread the Loveword, especially Loveworld USA, to fill the world with the name of the Lord.
The Healing School gave hope to thousands and, as the name indicates, provided healing to a countless number of people. The International School of Ministry (ISM) was instrumental in training thousands of ministers.
“It’s been a glorious year of accomplishment for every one of us.” Said the event host.
This was an inspiring event for tens of thousands in the audience or those who were watching live on their home television or electronic devices.
Moreover, being participants in the audience, witnessing the charismatic Pastor Chris pouring his love of the Lord on the stage and making the connection with the Lord possible once again. His message gave everyone gathered there, listening to the word of God spoken through the mouths of the devoted speaker, the hope that Christ will save the sinners from all their trespasses.
The awards ceremony followed which the Future African Leaders Awards(FALA) honored the young leaders who wear instrumental in making changes in their committees.
Naomi Ekpoki Aliyu received this year’s prestigious prize in the presence of Dr. Chris Oyakhilome. Naomi fell to her knees in excitement.
It was a heartfelt moment to see all the winners who were honored with FALA fall to their knees, on the stage and thanked the Lord Jesus Christ as well as Pastor Chris.
The highlight of the night is when Martin PK sang his single Beautiful Jesus. This Gospel single was the winning song of LIMA2017. Moreover, Sinach sang the song “Thankful to the Lord”. The thousands of people attending were filled with thankfulness and blessedness. Pastor Chris, as well as other pastors from Christ Embassy and many others from the BLW community, joined her on the stage. The audience sang along and the place was filled with joy.
The Night Concluded with an uplifting note
Dr. Chris Oyakhilome concluded the night, with thousands of people in attendance and more watching live across the world, by thanking the Lord, “Oh Father we thank you, we worship you, we honor you.” He also thanked the attendees for their love, grace, and kindness. He showed gratitude for the year’s tremendous growth in the ministry, and he hoped for continued growth and prosperity in Jesus Christ.
Truthfully, this was a night to remember for everyone there. May God bless 2018 and make it a prosperous and successful year.