By Uwakmfon Dan
General Superintendent of Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor William Kumuyi, has suggested continued prayers as panacea for upsurge of evil activities in Nigeria.
At a Press Conference in Uyo on Wednesday, shortly after his arrival at the Victor Attah International Airport for the 2021 Global Crusade, the renowned cleric while regretting the spate of evil acts in the country despite widespread Gospel, spoke on the promotion of evil over good, especially, on the internet.
“I’m sure you know that when one person does evil in a way, that he probably uses the internet, it is more pronounced than when 100 people are quietly living good lives. So generally, we don’t see the positive, we don’t see the hundreds or thousands of people who are living their normal, quiet and profitable lives for themselves and the country. The truth is that we seem to highlight the evil that a few people are doing”, he said.
Flanked by other high-profile clerics in the Ministry, Pastor Kumuyi however said Christians must continue to pray and spread the Gospel, for God to raise more individuals that will be profitable to the nation.
“We will keep on preaching the Gospel, believing that God shows His love to everyone, both good, bad and ugly; that He will bring in more people that will be profitable to the country.
“We may not stamp out evil completely from every country, but we pray for more good people to arise and things will be better for every country particularly Nigeria and Akwa Ibom state”, the Man of God added.
Speaking on the essence of the crusade, the revered cleric said the event which is being transmitted virtually across the world, was primarily organised to exalt Christ.
“The Global Crusade is to exalt Christ, because of what he has done for humanity, and to let the people know what the Cross implies, and the benefits we are to receive as a result of what Christ has done as we believe in God through Him.
“The Lord saves, He delivers and we have seen this all over the world as we are taking the Global Crusade from city to city here in Nigeria”, he noted.
He said event has been worthwhile, as it has produced testimonies across the world.
“The Lord has touched many lives in different parts of the world, actually in every continent, because we are transmitting the crusade to virtually every country of the world.
“We’ve had testimonies from American, we’ve had from the UK, we’ve had from other parts of Europe, and we’ve had from different parts of Africa. But now, we’re looking for an expansion of such results”, he said.
Some officials of the state government who were on hand to receive the Deeper Life Founder included the Head of Civil Service, Elder Effiong Essien, Commissioner of Education, Mrs Idongesit Etiebet, Commissioner for Labour and Manpower Planning, Pastor Sunny Ibuot, Commissioner for Rural Development and Co-operatives and that of Lands and Water Resources, Pastor Umo Eno.
Tagged “Wonders of the Cross”, the Global Crusade is built to kick off today, November 25 through November 30, 2021, at the Ibom Hall Grounds, Uyo.
The event is also expected to be beamed live at various designated centres within and outside Nigeria.