…Excited ambassador expresses gratitude
From: Okey Sampson, Aba
The myth that Igbo migrated from Israel re-echoed again recently in Aba, Abia State when an accomplished man of God, Rev (Dr) Mosy Madugba’s Minister’s Prayer Network International (MPN), an interdenominational prayer outfit, decided like a good son who honours his father, to give honour to the nation of Israel.
The event was this year’s annual MPN Global Mega Prayer Quake Conference tagged: “The Season of the Horsemen,” held at the Network’s International Convention Centre (ICC), along Aba-Port Harcourt Expressway, Obuzor-Asa, near Aba.
Delegates to the conference, numbering about 4,000 according to Rev Madugba and which were mainly leaders and Christian workers in the household of the Lord, came across from 50 countries of the world.
Minister Prayer Network (MPN) was started in 1995 by Rev Madugba who was motivated by his visit with David Yongi Cho and some board members of Church Growth International in Seoul, South Korea in 1989.
Oriental News gathered that one of the objectives of MPN was to provide fora in every city of the world and opportunity for Christians, particularly those in leadership positions to meet regularly and effectively pray for the spiritual transformation of their countries, cities, families, churches and themselves as well.
It was in tandem with this objective that MPN during this year’s conference in Aba honoured the state of Israel which was represented by the country’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Uri Palti.
It was gathered that this year’s conference was the first time in the history of Global Prayerquake, the Ambassador of Israel was attending in person with his Special Assistant, Sir Tony Obiechina, among others.
In his keynote speech, Mr Palti said he was moved to tears when he walked into the conference hall and witnessed how much his nation-Israel was loved and being honoured by over 4 ,000 Christians from different nations of the world.
He expressed appreciation and thanked Nigerian Christians for standing with Israel, especially in this difficult times for both Israel and Nigeria; even as he urged Nigerians to continue to do so even as both countries fight together to bring lasting solution to the current challenges facing them.
The ambassador and his entourage were given special prayers by Rev. Dr Mosy Madugba, the International Head Coordinator of Ministers Prayer Network, and Pastor Jeff McGee, the Ministers Prayer Network Coordinator for Houston-Texas, USA.
Thereafter Ambassador Palti and his team were led by Rev Madugba for a guided tour of the MPN International Convention Centre, and to lay the foundation stone for Gilgal Medical Centre Complex at ICC, Abia State. When completed, the centre will provide free medical care to those who would afford it.
Earlier, Rev Madugba said the conference was meant to help Christian leaders yield as instruments in the hands of God to train and commission them as an undefeatable recovery army for the Lord, as well as to recover all grounds lost in the past by the church and to bring it back to its lost glory.
He said the site of the international conference had been given different names by many visiting prophets ranging from Gilgal, “where stones are rolled away and kings are made”, to Revival Fire City, “where the Fire of God kisses the earth”.
The coordinator was of the view that whatever name it was called that heavens are open over the location as he urged participants to maximize the use of it.
Rev Madugba told the visiting ambassador that his organization would be embarking on a prophetic tour of Israel in October next year to among other things, join over 8, 000 international delegates from over 80 countries to celebrate the International Feast of Tabernacles.
The tour, Rev Madugba, said would be different from the government sponsored pilgrimage, which according to him, was simply for sight-seeing, stressing that the one MPN was organizing would be a prophetically guided tour by prophetic leaders aimed at spiritually rejuvenating the participants.
After the event, the Israeli Ambassador, Mr Palti went back to Abuja a happy man as a result of the way his country was honoured in Aba, the commercial hub of Abia State.