By Nsan Ndoma-Neji, Calabar
No less than 20,000 worshippers are expected to storm Calabar, the Cross River State capital, to attend this year’s national convention of the Faith Mansion World Centre, City of Testimonies, Ikot Enebong, 8 Miles, Calabar, with the theme: “Free Indeed Alabaster.”
The programme is an annual prayer, worship and praise conference, hosted by the National Publicity Secretary of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, Bishop Dr Gospel Emmah Isong.
The event is also to avail Christians all over the world the opportunity to come and strengthen their faith.
The 23rd anniversary annual conference will also attract worshippers from countries like Cameroon, Gambia, Cape Verde, South Africa, as well as Europe, America and from Asian countries, who would meet in Calabar to pray for Nigeria.
In a telephone interview with our correspondent in Calabar, Isong, who is Convener of the programme and Founder/General Overseer of Christain Central Chapel International, CCCI, Calabar, stressed that the one-week convention would avail opportunity to men and women of faith at the convention to pray for the good of the nation so that Nigeria can witness sustainable peace.
The cleric, who stated that the event, scheduled for between September 5 and September 11, 2022, would feature annointed men of God like Bishop Dr. Uma Ukpai, Uyo; Bishop Dr Emma Omon, Lagos; Apostle Dr. Lawrence Achudume, Abeokuta; and Bishop Dr. Samuel Richards, Port Harcourt, who will meet to pray for the nation.
Isong said, “This year Free Indeed is the 23rd anniversary and it comes up first or second week of every September as our national convention. We are expecting more than 20,000 worshippers accross Nigeria and abroad.
“The conference would feature activities including: musical shows, drama, dance and singing presentations by various choir groups, healing and miracles. Other events lined up include: word explosion, seminars on insecurity and how to overcome COVID-19 pandemic testimonies.”
Speaking about the source of inspiration for the international Christian convention, the PFN publicists said, “This is the set time when the country needs prayers and God’s intervention to usher in a credible and visionary leadership for our dear country Nigeria.”