The atmosphere was filled with joy and celebration at Amenu Okposi, especially those of the Catholic faith when Mrs. Rachael Umahi laid the foundation for St. Joseph Catholic Church.
This they believe will increase Evangelism and draw more souls to God in the area.
Speaking during the foundation laying ceremony, the wife of Ebonyi State Governor, Mrs. Rachael Umahi said that it was more rewarding to work in God’s vineyard because God is a good rewarder of those who work for him.
Mrs. Umahi enjoined everyone to join hands in building the church. She laid the foundation of the church building and commissioned the house of the priest.
Earlier, the chairman of the occasion, the National Vice Chairman of PDP, South East, Chief Austin Umahi stated that anyone who builds for God builds for himself, noting that it is better to give than to receive.
The occasion featured a mass service
The homilist, Very Rev. Fr. Dr. Abraham Nwali encouraged the new priest of the parish, Rev. Fr. Geoffrey Chimezie Obasiohia to teach and preach the word of God with dignity and love.
Other dignitaries in attendance were Commissioner for Local Government, Hon. Chief Samuel Okoronkwo, and Hon. Princess Nkechinyere Iyioku.