Bayelsa Deputy Governor attributes success to frequent thanksgiving

Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, has said his source of strength as a politician in the state, declaring that frequent thanksgiving to God for his good deeds and victories have strengthened and embolden him over the years.

Speaking at the annual thanksgiving service organized by the Ofoni Federated Communities in Sagbama Local Government Area, Senator Ewhrudjakpo, said that thanksgiving remains his only source of strength and victory from every battle he had ever encountered in life.

He therefore urged Christians to see thanksgiving as a bounden duty, stressing that nobody receives anything good outside the grace of God, noting that the annual Ofoni Thanksgiving Day provides the people a unique opportunity to renew their spiritual strength and commitment to God.

Led by the Amananaowei, Chief Auditor Onakpohor, the people expressed their thankfulness to God in songs, dancing and offerings at the grand finale of the tenthh Ofoni Annual Solemn Assembly and Thanksgiving Service.

In a sermon titled, “You Are My Battle Axe”, drawn from Jeremiah, Venerable Abraham Agberhe, of the Anglican Communion, emphasized the need for Christians to build themselves spiritually as the times are evil.

Venerable Agberhe, said God is still using those who truly believe in Him to destroy strong and mighty satanic forces in communities and nations across the world.

The service had in attendance, Wife of the Deputy Governor Mrs. Beatrice Ewhrudjakpo, and Peoples Democratic Party State Chairman, Mr. Solomon Agwanana.
Highlights of the service included thanksgiving by different families and groups as well as special prayers for the Deputy Governor and his family by Reverend Ebitimi Weigha of Christ Chambers Church, Koroama-Gbarain.