Pastor Chuma Isidienu, Director of Missions, He’s Alive Chapel
Breaking the Wall of Limitation in He’s Alive Chapel Cote D’Ivoire
The Ivoriens were very hospitable, treating the pastoral team to an assortment of the country’s mouth watering cuisine from the Republic’s boastful menu. On the other hand, the brethren and visitors to the church enjoyed a spirit-filled menu, delivered by the Pastors who shared the irrefutable and infallible word of God in purity and power. The key points were transformation and the inspiration to break free of all limitations.
The meeting on Friday evening began at 7.30 pm, in a serene atmosphere and full auditorium. Pastor Samuel Olaniyi and his wife were happy and relaxed, and their son, little Daniel was not left out. The choir sparkled brightly, with their rendition sparking off energetic participation in worship and dancing.
Pastor Chuma Isidienu began the meeting with ‘Trusting God’s Faithfulness for a Life of Purpose’. Reading the scriptures (Psalm 113: 5-9, and Matthew 14: 22-35), he encouraged the brethren to put doubt away, and trust God.
Evangelist Azuka Ogo crowned the evening with ‘Reciprocating God’s Love in Obedience to His Commands’. This, she emphasized has great benefits and ensures godly success.
Pastor Yide blessed her children, and closed the meeting at 11.30pm of day one, 1 November 2013.
Praying for a Land before the Lord
Cote D’Ivoire has put the war behind her, and peace has formed a social bond among the people. The streets have come alive again with civil servants, businessmen, fun seekers, and students decking the city of Abidjan with vibrant men, women and children who hope for life transformation and establishment. This community is in dire need of the church, more so, the Word of God that provided them with saving grace during the crises. Pastor Yide went around the city with the pastoral team, proclaiming blessings on their trail and observing prayer points for a country whose wounds are healing quickly by the prayers of the saints.
He’s Alive Chapel in Cote D’Ivoire is committed to spreading the gospel and intercession for the Land.
Empowering the Church for Great Exploits
Discovering Christ is like a treasure of many jewels, like joy experienced by modern day explorers when they hit oil wells. Jesus Christ is a treasure that transcends a writer’s description, or a story teller’s mastery of words. It needs to be experienced by everyone that breathes.
Jesus is the Word of God by which creation exists. The Word of God carries light by which everyone can be illuminated. This inestimable light reflects in business, families, health, promotion and all life issues.
The second day of the Pastoral Visit to the church in Cote D’Ivoire featured a much needed youth entrepreneurship meeting in which Ify Ogo of the HAC IT/Media team, a lawyer and consultant delivered beautifully with testimonies of personal experience and practical issues.
Also, Pastor Yide Ukachi admonished the brethren to seek excellence that is rooted in Christ. She gave the church an assignment to study Solomon’s hard work in 2 Chronicles chapters 8 and 9.
The Victory Centre Cote D’IVOIRE
There are so many herdsmen, but few shepherds. The herdsmen drive the sheep with a heavy whip from behind. The shepherd goes before them with a staff. Although the shepherd is in front as an administrative and spiritual leader, he also watches from behind, providing care from the rear. He’s Alive Chapel Cote D’Ivoire has a shepherd- Pastor Samuel Oladele Olaniyi. His passion for the church of Cote D’Ivoire is unprecedented as church members testify. His wife Bola Olaniyi is the Pastor’s Pastor. Samuel and the entire church are building a great temple for God in Cote D’Ivoire. Borrowing the words of Evangelist Azuka Ogo, “a temple that will display how big our God is from the vantage of potential believers”. Work is in progress, and Samuel like Ezra and Nehemiah is calling for support.
Pastor Yide’s visit was indeed apostolic, meeting the needs of all interest groups in the church. She ministered to the children, first with a significant child dedication of a couple whose first child was dedicated by her husband, the General Overseer of He’s Alive Chapel several years ago in 2008.
The praise and worship sessions were vibrant, and the dances were energetic, with every step and movement depicting heart-felt joy. The women were radiant in their colourful attire accentuating the occasion. Evangelist Azuka Ogo prayed for God’s blessings and a life of fulfillment for those born in November. These included Pastor Samuel Olaniyi, his son Daniel, Sister Tina and many others. The celebrants cut the birthday cakes signifying double upliftment.
When the time came to dine with the Lord, Pastor Chuma exhorted the brethren at the communion where he affirmed that this special communion will bring healing and deliverance according to the word of God in Exodus 12: 12-14 and Isaiah 53: 4-5. He asserted approaching the communion table in righteousness and holiness will release the promises of God.
Pastor Yide Ukachi, using life examples urged the youth to shun immorality, which is rife in today’s society and urged them to serve God in holiness and faithfulness and wait for a sure blessing. An improvised marriage seminar was delivered to couples, during which she admonished the brethren against adultery. Also, she encouraged husbands to love their wives, and wives to submit to their husbands. A loving, peaceful home will always attract God’s blessings.
She advised the Music Team to lead lives of purity, and to honour God with the wonderful gifts he has bestowed upon them, assuring that if they do so, they will ride great heights with their talents in music. Also, she encouraged them to develop and improve their skill continually.
Pastor Yide counseled many until late afternoon before retiring with her team. Their mission was highly resourceful and spiritual. All glory is given unto God Almighty for his benevolence.