The third edition Christian Couples /Singles Retreat which holds at Church of Christ, Ikot Akpa Nkuk in Ukanafun yesterday Saturday January 11, 2020 was great as 47 Couples and 37 Singles young men and women drawn from 34 local congregations of the Lord’s church participate at the Retreat.
The Couples Retreat session with the theme “GOD AND FAMILY” feature an evangelist Bassey Esang of the University of Uyo Community church of Christ as our guest speaker while the single session on the theme “HOW TO CLICK RIGHT” feature a Missionary to Sierra Leon Editi Obot as our guest speaker.
The vision behind the Couples /Singles Retreat is numerous experience with our rural evangelism which we discovered that many churches are not strong and organized because of the family and that if we sensitize the younger ones (SINGLE Men and women) before they get into marriage, it help them to be conscious of their decision in marriage.
It was also discovered by researchers that weak marriages are reasons why many congregations in our rural areas could not have elders of the Church in about 98 % of the total local congregations of the Lord’s church.
But the positive effects of the Couples Retreat since inception in 2018 signals a brighter future for the Lord’s church based on ATTENDANCE , TESTIMONIES , QUESTIONS ASK DURING THE RETREAT AND INTERACTIVE SESSION during the retreat.
The retreat features : Keynote presentation, Interactive session, Questions and Answer session, Meal fellowship etc. Some request for the retreat to be organize in their local church as distance prevent some from coming to benefit from the family building sermon.
Thank you for supporting this church building tool, I am optimistic that with the gathering of Christian Couples /Singles for a Retreat, our Evangelistic efforts and the building up of the Body of Christ efforts will see the light of the day. God bless you all my brothers and sisters at the Shackle Island church of Christ for your generosity.
We need more of your prayers for successful endeavors in Christ kingdom.
In Christian Love and Service,