Pastor Chris, as the founding president of the Believer’s Loveworld Incorporation (BLW) is fondly called, declared the new year 2018 as the year of the Supernatural at the crossover service held at the Loveworld Convocation Arena,Lagos,which was fully packed with many worshippers. The atmosphere was filled with so much glory and this was passed on to other locations within Nigeria and across the world where the event was trasmitted live. Participants who watched the event live from their televisions, computers and other electronic devices were also not left out of the excitement of the glorious event.
The evening which marked the last evening of the year 2017 started with the rendition of a song of gratitude to the most high, with the repition of “so we lift up our hands to praise your name”.
Next, the man of God, Pastor Chris took over the stage in grand style as he spurred the congregation to praise God. He said “Come on give the Lord a shout! Glory! Hallelujah! Praise the Lord! Glory to God!. The response from the congregation cannot be described. They couldn’t hide their joy to see and celebrate the man of God and at the same time show their utmost appreciation to the Lord for the succes of the outing year of Flourishing.
Furthermore, it was a time to review the achievements of the year 2017 which was tagged the year of Flourishing. There was a great record of flourishing both for individuals and the Loveworld ministry at large. Growth and productivity as well characterised the year. An important and applaudable increase in the world-wide distribution of copies of the daily devotional- Rhapsody of Realities was put at 1.3billion copies in over 900 languages which indicates a wider spread of the gospel. Asides the Rhapsody of Realities, the word of God reached a lot more people through different electronic means courtesy the Loveworld impacts and networks especially Loveworld USA. As if that was not enough, a lot of people were blessed with hope and healing from the Christ Embassy Healing school. And thousands of ministers were given opportunity to pursue their theological career at the International School of Ministry (ISM). The most interesting is that children were not left out as the Inner-City Mission reached out to millions of children in need, all in one year. It was really an inspiring night!
Later into the evening, the Believer’s Loveworld anthem was sung after which it was time for the Future African Leaders Awards (FALA). It is an award given out to young people making an impact in their communities. The winner of this year’s star prize was Naomi Ekpoki Aliyu and she was uncontrollably excited to receive the award moreso with the presence of Pastor Chris. It was an awesome moment as Naomi and all other winners fell to the ground while on the stage from the anointing on the man of God.
The evening wouldn’t have been complete without the performance of artistes like Sinach and Martin PK. Sinach moved the congregation to thankfulness with songs of praises while Martin PK sang his amazing gospel single Beautiful Jesus.
The service reached the climax with Pastor Chris’ preaching. He started by giving thanks to God for the old year and encouraged the members to do things differently in the new year. He further admonished members to send names of their family members to be prayed on, on KingsChat. After which he declared 2018 as the year of the Supernatutal reading from a number of bible verses like Leviticus 25, Haggai 2, Ezekiel 47, Daniel 1 and 1Sam 18.