Faith Women Fellowship Ministry Int’l Inc., ‘FWF’ celebrated its 31years anniversary tagged ‘31 years of Uncommon Favour’, recently at her National Headquarters Auditorium No.1B Alhassan Idoko Avenue Old GRA, Makurdi, Benue State. Dignitaries and guests ranging from Ministers of the gospel, and women across all social status and ethnic groups all gathered under the auspices of Faith Women Fellowship Ministry to honour and appreciate the Almighty God for sustaining the vision and keeping alive the President and Founder of the Ministry.
The President, Evangelist Lydia Idoko JP in her address, welcomed all the guests and members of the Fellowship. She also thanked God for the sustenance of the Ministry and for keeping her alive despite all odds.
Speaking on the ministry’s humble beginning, Evangelist Lydia Idoko JP stated that “By divine inspiration and leading of the Holy Spirit, I was given a divine mandate to serve God through Faith Women Fellowship with a divine instruction which is to “Teach Women their Spiritual Duties in the Home, Church and in the Society thereby promoting Godly Love, Peace and Unity”. I received this mandate precisely on 29th May 1986 in Makurdi, Benue State where the Ministry’s National Headquarter is located.
“Our aims and objectives are to preach the undiluted word of God, to teach to promote Godly love peace and unity in homes, churches and in the society and to encourage members to live practical Godly and peaceable life among others.”
On expansion, she said “By the special grace of God the Ministry as the first indigenous Christian Women Ministry in Nigeria has branches in some states of the federation and its members cut across all social status and Church Denomination.”
On her experience, the President of the Ministry highlighted various colourful experiences which she likened to be that of Joseph’s coat of many colours. But in all these experiences
God Almighty delivered her and the ministry from all agents of the evil one and from all the malignant ways of the wicked. “God has been our succor,” she concluded. She emphasised that Almighty God had been their succour all these years showing them uncommon favour and by His unspeakable grace, will continue to increase the tentacles of the ministry, protect and preserve her and her family, the ministry and her congregation. She said she was grateful to God, her family, family friends and members who believed in her and in the Ministry. She appreciated them for standing by her and for their moral and
financial support all these fateful years and especially since 31st March 1999 when God’s sovereignty prevailed in her home.
Guests at the event include Professor Armstrong Matiu Adejo,
who spoke on ‘Building Your Faith For Exploits’. He commended the President of the Ministry for her resilience and total allegiance to her call to serve humanity through the noble ministry all these years with enthusiasm
and devotedness. The second Speaker, Dr. Mrs. Ene Ada Nwaforji admonished on ‘Living a Healthy life Spiritual and Physical.
In his goodwill message, the Father of the day, President of the
Customary Court Benue State, Hon. Justice Idye, represented by the Chief Registrar, appreciated God for the good quality exhibited by the Ministry through Miracles of Faith, 7Minutes Daily Devotional and other Christian Literatures Published by the Ministry.
The Distinguished Guest of Honour, Comrade Abba Morro, Former Minister of Interior, represented by Hon Solomon Onah eulogised the quality of services rendered to the family, Church and the Society by the Ministry. He said that the good aims and objectives of the Ministry have promoted practical Godliness among family members, the body of Christ and the society at large. He prayed God to continue to enrich the Ministry and the entire members and branches with His wisdom and knowledge for great service to the fatherland.
The President of the Ministry, Evangelist Lydia Idoko JP, in her closing remarks, was grateful to God for the success of the Thanksgiving Celebration and for the unstoppable support she and the Ministry enjoyed from family and friends.