From Uche Nnorom, Makurdi
The Christian Association of Nigeria CAN, Benue State chapter has advised its members against disparaging themselves on account of denominations.
Chairman of CAN, Rev. Akpen Leva gave the advice on Sunday during the celebration of the Patron, St. Paul the Apostle, held at St. Paul’s Catholic Mission, Kertyo in Makurdi which also featured fund raising for the roofing of Father’s House and award presentations.
Rev. Leva noted that all Christians irrespective of their denominations belong to the body of Christ, adding that the scripture remains a binding force for the faithful to continually seek spiritual nourishment.
The CAN Chairman an NKST pastor lauded the priest in charge of the mission Rev. Fr. Paul Nyinya stating he is representing the Catholic Church effectively in the association.
Also speaking, the Director General of Radio Benue Corporation, Mrs. Espei Ushe-Uba said it was a thing of joy for St. Paul Catholic Mission Kertyo to honour thejr Patron, St. Paul who was noted for serving Christ diligently and with nobility.
Represented by Chairman, Association of Nigeria Authors Dr. Charles Iornumbe pledged her continuous support toward the progress of the Church.
Earlier in a sermon, the Chaplain, Pope John Paul the second Chaplaincy, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, reverend Father Oliver Agbile had in a sermon centred on “love” told Christians that the success of every genuine love which is often painful, comes with enormous sacrifices that they ought to make to achieve their goal.