By Ambrose Obioma Okehi
It was a celebration galore for the family of Emmanuel Nwankwo of Assemblies of God Magbon as they celebrate their father Emmanuel Nwankwo as he marks his birthday.
The event which took place on Sunday, May 2021at the premises of Assemblies of God, Magbon Badagry, Lagos, started with a Thanksgiving service at the church was a big ceremony as the family used the opportunity to thank God for sparing the life the father for over 35 years he was shuttling Apapa on daily basis for work without any problem.
The wife, Mrs Chinyere Nwankwo who took time to testify of God’s goodness upon her family, said they were also thanking God for seeing their children, who are all graduates, saying, it God the granted them favour in their education including the one (Enerst Nwankwo) that got scholarships for his Post Graduate Degree and Master’s degree.
Alex Nwankwo who also graduated as a law graduate and later went and graduated from the Law School.
The family equally thanked God for seeing one of their daughters, Uqueen Nwankwo, who through I her quest to travel to England and she successfully toravelled to England four months ago and had secured job but recently was elected among the Board of Directors of her organization, a decision making organ of the company.
The family finally took their friends and we’ll wishes from the church for a bigger reception organized at their palacial home at Tologbo, Magbon, Badagry Lagos, where their various guests were entertained with suptious meals.
Earlier, during service at the church, the pastor of the Church, Rev China Ogbonnaya, thanked God for answering their various prayers on behalf of the Nwankwo’s and surprising the family with tripplefold of blessings.
Rev. Ogbonnaya also asked God to extend such blessings to other members of the church (Assemblies) of Church Magbon branch.
On his own, Pastor Wasinda took time off to pray for the family, thanking the Almighty God for His blessings upon the Nwankwo’s.
He also prayed that God will continue to enlongate the life of the celebrant (Emmanuel Nwankwo) and give them the grace to enjoy the fruits of his labour, saying this time is the harvest period for the man and his wife, Mrs Chinyere Nwankwo as they have really laboured to train their children and position them very well in life.
The clergy man (Pastor Wansinda) asked God not to allow the Thanksgiving to bring sorrow to the family nor make them cry for any reason.
The guests were fed with suptious meal and everyone felt happy and satisfied before they finally retired to their various homes and destinations.
Other highlights of the event was the cutting of the birthday cake moderated by Pastor Wansinda who spelled Jesus before the cutting.