Rev. Fr Evaristus Okafor, Parish Priest, St Benedict’s Parish, Enugwu-Ukwu urged Christian faithfuls to remain steadfast in things of God.
Okafor said this on Sunday in Enugwu ukwu, Njikoka Local Government Area Anambra state.
The Newsmen reports that Okafor’s sermon was titled: “Redeeming the Prodigal Son.” and was taken from the bible, “Luke 15 verses 1 to 32”.
He encouraged the faithfuls to live a worthy life.
“In pain faithfuls have to be strong in facing their challenges as God is not unaware of challenges the Christians face.
“A good Christian should seek peace and right attitude always to buttress the essence of Christ on earth.” he said.
Okafor said that people should learn from the mistake of the prodigal son and tax collectors who murmured against the Christ actions.
Okafor, however, encouraged the family of late Mr Fabian Anagor who came for outing service of their father, to be strong in the Lord and tread on the part of righteousness.
The Newsmen reports that Aboatulu kindred in Enugwu-Ukwu ,Njikoka Local Governmnet Area od Anambra buried one of their son on Thursday Sept.8.
Anagor was one of the members of Anambra Association of Medicine Dealers, in Anambra state.
The late Anagor was survived by Mrs Patricia Anagor wife of the late Fabian and five children and numerous relatives.
Mr Odinaka Anagor first son of the deceased appreciated the people who rallied round them during the burial rites.
Mr Chukwuma Akanligo and Chimezie Akanligo close relatives of the deceased showed appreciation to God for successful burial rite.
Rtd. Commodore Benjamin Mbachi chairman of Aboatulu kindred said that their kindred have lost a talented member.
Mbachi urged the late Anagor children to follow their father’s footsteps and sustain all his legacies.
Mrs Grace Anagor, Vice president of the Aboatulu kindred women meeting urged the wives in the family to join hands and help the deceased wife to over the trauma associated with husband loss
She urged the deceased wife to be strong and face the responsibility handed over to her by her late husband.
Mr Daniel Ekwoanya a kinsmen to the deceased appealed to the first son to take up the family
responsibility as left by their father.
Ekwoanya, one of the association members who represented the association advised the family to be on the part of the truth always as associated with their father.
Mr Benjamin Emoka one of the kinsmen who was not physically present in his condolence message late Mr Fabian Anagor as a man with few words and golden hearts.
Emoka said that the kindred has lost one of its finest man and urged the children to keep his memory evergreen through following his foot print.
Mrs Ngozi Imegwu one of the co wife to the widow of Anagor said that she personally would miss the human milk of the deceased as his role during her husband’s death late Mr Francis Imegwu is still fresh in her memory.
Mr Christian Mbachi the secretary of the union described late Anagor as a man of integrity and one stands up against injustice even in its smallest level.
Mbachi said that Anagor’s goodwill manifested in the burial rites from September 7th of the service of song to Thursday 8th September of the burial proper to Sunday when the outing service was conducted .
“Everything went well, there was no in house fighting, no theft of cars because there was a huge presence of friends, neighbors , business associates from Onitsha ,in laws and Ndi nwadiala that visited in their numbers, God blessed the whole exercise,” he said.
The high light of the rites was the musical performance by St Benedict’s Catholic Church musical band orgainsed by Mrs Patricia Okoye, Oganiru Age grade of late Anagor and others musical performance.