When You Have Had A Good Harvest You Rejoice! – Rev Dr Chris Oyakhilome
The 2016 Loveworld Awards kicked off with the BLW Anthem beautifully rendered in different languages.
During the opening address the President of the BLW Nation thanked all partners from about 165 countries for their great work in 2016.
“This year was our year of Spreading and we were authorized to Spread to every man’s world. We were unstoppable and funded to go every where. Our message was spread abroad far beyond our localities. I want to thank you Partners around the world for all You did. Thank you.”
The President also threw light on the importance of the award ceremony highlighting that there will be no need to celebrate if we didn’t win and meet our goals.
Pastor Chris did not stop at recognizing what was given in 2016 but dwelt on what was received as well.
“We gave so much but we also received much more. What we received in the investment of the Lord in our future cannot be compared to what we gave. The year was wonderful for us in our churches and outreaches and its because God planted each of us in the right place at the right time for the right purpose.”
Enjoining the Partners to celebrate a successful year of publishing the gospel to the ends of the earth Pastor Chris recognized every partner’s effort in 2016 letting them know that whether it cost less than a dollar, 10 dollars or a whole lot more, it worked and as such rejoicing is key because we have had a great harvest.
“Sometimes leading a soul may cost little, other times it may cost everything. For some people it didn’t cost money but cost someone’s life. Our joy is that we have the opportunity every once in a while to be thankful. The Lord wants us to rejoice. When you have had a good harvest you rejoice.”
Tonight we will dance, sing, laugh, rejoice. Enjoy all that has been prepared for you. Thank you for 2016. God bless you.”
Congratulations to all our Partners!!!