More than a Mother

More than a Mother.

Dear wonderful readers, here we were thinking all July goodies were over after celebrating Pastor Hope Peters on his birthday and boom! Our Mama’s birthday is coming to sweep us off our feet right to our knees , certainly with thanksgiving to God for this wonderful approaching occasion.

In light of this beautiful event loading, brethren, shall we open our bibles please?

Psalm 103:5b

“so that their youth is renewed like the eagle”

Amen, can you see what we see? The Bible quotation above certainly describes a phenomenon being experienced by our beloved Mama, don’t you agree?  If you can see,  please tap into this supernatural youthfulness oh! It is indeed a blessing to us and the entire world to celebrate her 75th birthday on the 29th of July, 2018. So sit back and read a few things about her.

The Archbishop, Our Mama Margret Idahosa was born on the 29th of July 1943 into a royal family in Benin Kingdom of Edo State, Nigeria .

She is married to the late Archbishop Benson Idahosa, the founder of the Church of God Mission International who also began the vision of an interdenominational fellowship on campus, Christian Fellowship international (CFi).

She is a mother of seven children, many spiritual children worldwide and as well as a joyful grandmother.

She is a trained educationist, who also established the Word of Faith Group of Schools.

She was inducted into the ministry on the 24th of  May 1983 and became a Bishop on the 5th of April 1998.

She is the first Nigerian woman to be ordained as Archbishop and the first female Chancellor of a university in Africa. She became an Archbishop in November 2009.

In addition to the brief introduction above, let’s tell you a little more about our own Mama!

Our Mama being everything mentioned above is a woman driven by love for God. Aging gracefully at 75, She only looks like she is just 50 with 25 years of experience. Yes, we certainly want to have cakes with candles to mark the number of years she has spent on earth. However, Her birthday celebration is unique because it is not just about lit candles and elaborate celebrations but the numerous lives that have received light. Hers is a life consumed with passion for God and advancement of his kingdom.  A woman who has shown us the power of humility, forgiveness, faith, love and team work. An icon that naturally inspires and motivates others.

A quote says that “Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown”, but Mama has shown that the grace of God is sufficient to wear that crown as she radiantly smiles and sends her message home.

Today and tomorrow, as CFi commemorates her birthday, we raise our voices in thanksgiving to God for her reliability, integrity and extraordinary leadership qualities.

Mama, you are a quintessential Mother!

We celebrate and salute a tenacious Arch Bishop and General of God’s army.

May our heavenly Father continue to protect, provide and guide you through many more fruitful years.

Congratulations and Happy Birthday!

 

 

 

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A Leader like PHP.

“He speaks out loud and clear with all shades of excitement adorned with boldness, the perfect blend to inject energy into any weak or inattentive person. Dark skinned against a white well ironed shirt, properly worn and tucked into his dark navy blue suit. His bright eyes that have seen many leaders come and go, energetically scans the crowd, with a flash of white teeth, gesticulating like a maestro while speaking at the speed of a lightning bolt yet slow enough for every listener to grasp his words. He walks towards the edge of the altar, owning the stage as a seasoned preacher. Smoothing his striped red and blue tie, He cocks his head to the already excited crowd, points at the clock hanging on the wall, and says,

“Look at the clock, yes! Look at it.” Jesus says it is midnight and you can see that it is actually 12:30pm with the sun shining. If I ask, what is the time, what will you say ?”

“Midnight , afternoon,” answers shoot forward from an uncertain audience.

He smiles and says, “Your answer should be midnight because the truth in this case, is about the person speaking”…..

You already know who is talking.

If you don’t, you need to quickly locate CFi in your university, infact comment your school and we will reply with the address to the closest CFi venue. If you are a Cfite and you don’t know, my brother, my sister go back to foundation school and never miss your Handover service again.

Yes, it has been a while but there is no better day to make a comeback than the day recognized as the ‘International day of Pastor Hope Peters.’ Our Favorite leader, teacher of the gospel with a ready smile, the strength to work non stop. He makes things possible like his heavenly Father. The “POTUS” of Christian Fellowship international, the campus outreach of Church of God Mission international.

He is a year older and wiser today.

People make some Holy Ghost crazy noiiiiisssseeee!

So for the benefit of the newbies in our esteemed fellowship or a refresher course for the oldies and delightful audience,as we do with our vision and mission at every training, we will let you get to know this epitome of strength and discipline, a lover of God and a true Cfite to the bone.

He is an alumnus of CFi Uniport. During his time he was the Assistant Brothers coordinator, Assistant Bible Study Secretary, 2 time President of CFi Uniport.

He became the Special Duty Officer in charge of Summit affairs and later the Assistant International Executive Officer(AiEO) in 2014, because of his Great Leadership ability and Passion towards CFi, in 2015 he became the International Executive Officer (iEO) of CFi till date.

He is an entrepreneur, academician, business mogul, leadership strategist, excellent minister, role model, a mentor, a teacher, a coach, the standard for leadership, effective, efficient, sound in spirit, soul and body, cutting edge and a unique personality.

Phew! It is of a truth that he is an inspiration to all upcoming leaders striving to become great leaders and disciples of Christ. This man deserves gift filled dangote trucks directly proportional to his number of years of service and a million accolades. For it is obvious that he has been there since the beginning of time. We are blessed to have such a rare person who sacrifices his time joyfully to build leaders and serve meritoriously. He is one who embraces people, encouraging them to be better while extending a hand of friendship. We certainly look forward to a special interview session with him as he is a citadel of knowledge on leadership as a christian. So do peep up the blog regularly, we are back full time.

We (CFi) with so much joy and rejoicing, celebrate Pastor Hope Peters on his Birthday. We do more than love you Sir. July 24th is all about PHP.

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CHILDREN’s DAY SPECIAL: GPK Releases “Voice Of The Kids” Video

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Fast rising Warri based gospel rap artist and On Air Personality, Godspower Kabowei aka GPK has released the video for his children social campaign song “Voice of the Kids” , as we celebrate this year’s Children’s Day. The emotionally charged video which features supportive appearance of Emmanuella, Thin Tall Tony ( BBNaija 2017) , Sam &   Song, Ushbebe and a host of other OAPs , aims at calling out parents and guardians to the responsibility of proper parenting.

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DAILYPILLS: Greater by CHRIS TOMLIN


Anchor Song: Greater

Artist: Chris Tomlin

URL: http://tinyurl.com/ktegyxv 
It is not what a man does that determines whether his work is sacred or secular, it is why he does it – A.W. Tozer. I saw this quote while going through a very impactful devotional on the YouVersion Bible app titled Passion: The bright light of glory by Louie Giglio, and I must confess that I thoroughly enjoyed every single bit of that devotional. 
Now, just think about that quote again, if it is not what a man does but why he does what he does that determines if what he does is sacred or secular, then it means anything and everything can be either sacred or secular. It means a man can be a pastor and his pastoral assignment can be secular while another man is a businessman, yet his dealings are sacred. 
It also means that the fact that you work in a bank, school, hospital, law firm, entrepreneur, whatever doesn’t make what you do any less sacred when compared to your pastor if you’ve got your “why” right. So why do you do what you do? Why are you pursuing that particular kind of life/future? 
Matthew 5:16 – Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good deeds and moral excellence, and [recognize and honor and] glorify your Father who is in heaven[AMP].
If bringing glory to the One who made you is not at the core of your “why”, then you need to make it sacred sacred. God Bless You! 
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WE PRAY #JAMSUMMIT’17

INTERNATIONAL OFFICE
Father we thank you for our international officers.
Lord we thank you for your strength, ideas, boldness, directions, understanding, wisdom that is multiplied upon them according to your grace. Eph 1:17
Father, we pray as they plan and move to different places, they shall be regarded in Jesus name
Lord we pray for unity of mind, purpose, and language among themselves and ability to effectively carry out whatever they have plan in Jesus name Gen11:4

WE PRAY #JAMSUMMIT’17

FINANCE

Father we thank you because you own the earth and all that is in it. Ps24:1

Lord we thank because the finance needed for JAM SUMMIT 2017, you have provided Phil 4:19

We thank you for stirring up the heart of men to give towards the summit in Jesus name Exo32:21

REGISTRATION

Father, we thank you for every member of registration committee.

Thank you for giving the team the wisdom to organize a proper registration process Dan 9:22

Father reveal unto the people by your Spirit the reasons to register for JAM SUMMIT 2Cor9:8

We declare that this year 2017 summit, registration would hit FIVE THOUSAND (5000) REGISTERED DELEGATES before April in Jesus name. 

PUBLICITY

Thank you Jesus for giving every chapter ideas, wisdom, zeal on how to publicize JAM SUMMIT 2017 Ps110:3

Lord we decree that the fame of Jesus shall be spread abroad through this SUMMIT in Jesus name Matt9:31

Thank you father for you would cause everyone that hears about JAM SUMMIT 2017 to come John 4:40-42​

WE PRAY #JAMSUMMIT’17

CENTRAL PLANNING COMMITTEE (CPC)
Father, we thank you for CPC for 2017 JAM SUMMIT Col 1:27 reveal to them hidden ideas

Father we pray that you give them divine ideas, insights, wisdom, knowledge, understanding, and direction as they plan for 2017 JAM SUMMIT. Eph1:16-18

Father we pray the committee will always meet at the right time and they shall make decisions inspired by the Holy Spirit. 

Father we pray that you cause the heart of men to always respond to their call/request 

Father, thank you for you hear us at all time.

LOGISTICS

Lord we thank you for wisdom, ideas, directions, understanding implement every plan for JAM SUMMIT 2017

Father we pray for safety for everyone logistics member as they move people and instruments. Exo23:20

Thank you father for providing all that is needed for the proper planning of JAM SUMMIT 2017. 2Chro32:29.​

DAILYPILLS: More by SINACH

​Anchor Song: More 

Artist: Sinach

URL: http://tinyurl.com/j5hdkb2 
Hey!  Have you been searching for a tool that can help you understand the Bible better? Do you need a devotional that is tailor made for you, one who’s writer seems to have read all about your experiences and then wrote the devotional just to answer the burning questions in your heart? If any of the questions above applies to you, then I have the solution you’ve been searching for, it’s called the “YouVersion” bible app. 
Most people actually do have this bible app on their devices, I’m guessing it’s the most popular bible app around, if not in the world. However, many of us do not know that what you have in that Bible app is a treasure chest of spiritual resources because all we do is just open it when we have to, we haven’t really bothered to explore it’s features. 
YouVersion is a free Bible  app that is available for all devices, and of all the Bible apps I know, there is none that has as much translations that can be downloaded for free for offline use. This app contains thousands of devotionals tailor made for different needs. With topics ranging from relationship, money, faith, tithe, spiritual growth, sex, addiction, etc. There is hardly any topic you need that you won’t find multiple devotionals to select from, all of which are solidly Bible based. The app even has tools that helps you share on all the major social media platforms, connect with friends and share with them, take notes, bookmark, and even make images from Bible verse that you can then share online. Trust me, this app is cool. 
I’ve come to find out that most of us actually desire to grow spiritually, but the issue is that many are not ready to put in the effort required for that growth. Galatians 6:8 – If they plant to satisfy their sinful selves, their sinful selves will bring them ruin. But if they plant to please the Spirit, they will receive eternal life from the Spirit[NCV].
Nothing happens without prayer, so I’d advice you always pray, asking the Holy Spirit to teach whenever you want to read the Bible. As you know, a good material helps you understand your teacher better, and I can tell you this, the YouVersion Bible app is a great material. God Bless You! 
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