By Foday Moriba Conteh
During a well-attended ceremony held on Saturday 18th March, 2023 at Yassin Drive, Juba, the Ebenezer Miracle Ministry International AKA City of Victory has turned the sod for the construction of its ultra-modern church auditorium. The ceremony was held at the church site at Yassin Drive, Juba West End of Freetown.
In his welcome address, the General Overseer of Ebenezer Community Church, Rev. Darlington Morrison commended the Ebenezer Miracle Ministry International for the turning of the sod for construction of what he called the House of God.
He encouraged members of the church to support the vision of the General Overseer in order to make the project a reality.
Giving the purpose of the ceremony, the General Overseer of Ebenezer Miracle Ministry International, Rev. Francis R. Kabia, said that the Ministry started in 2001 when he finally answered the call of God to establish a ministry.
He said since its inexistence, the ministry has been saving lives, preaching deliverance to the captives and bringing people to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Rev. Francis R. Kabia stated that the church is proud to inform all that the church has turned the sod for the construction of its ultra-modern church which he said according to the Engineers will cost over $400,000 United Sates Dollars.
He called on all to support to the church towards the completion of the church building stating how the project needs everybody’s support and that the church is open to all who want to support the church project.
Giving the keynote address, the General Overseer of Shalom Ministries, Rev. Lamin T. Kabia congratulated the leadership and the entire membership of the Ebenezer Miracle Ministry International for thinking of building the house of God.
He described the Ebenezer Miracle Ministry International as an altar that has been planted in the community that will positively affect the community through the amendment of lives, bringing healing into homes and deliverance to families within the Juba Community.
Rev. Lamin T. Kabia quoted Nehemiah 2: 20 which states “Then answered I them, and said unto them, The God of heaven, he will prosper us; therefore, we his servants will arise and build: but ye have no portion, nor right, nor memorial, in Jerusalem”
He further maintained as they have committed to build the House of God, God himself will prosper them. He encouraged the entire membership to arise in order to support the building of the church.
Rev. Lamin T. Kabia said that with the construction of the church at the Juba Community he is with the strong conviction that the lives of residents of Juba and its environs and all who will come in contact with the church will never be the same.
In closing he said that if they want to complete the construction of the church members of Ebenezer Miracle Ministry International should do three things and these three things include developing passion of which he said members should develop passion for the completion of the church.
He further added that members should also develop fervent prayer for the church, stating that for the church to be completed members need to develop fervent prayer for open doors and against any altar that might want to speak against the completion of the church.
Rev. Lamin T. Kabia added by saying that members should be ready to support the church through building partnerships which he described as very important towards the completion of the church.
“The construction of the church is a good work, but we need the partnership of all in order to support the project till its completion. This is the work of God I urge you all to support the work of God Almighty of which God himself will definitely reward you,” he pleaded.
One of the stakeholders of the Juba Community, Daniel Moijueh applauded the move by the Ebenezer Miracle Ministry International for the construction of the ultra-modern church within the Community.
He said that they are with the conviction that the church when completed will bring God’s divine blessings to the lives of residents of the Juba community and its environs.
He assured the church of the community’s support towards the construction of the church of which he further called on residents to take ownership of the project saying after completion it will be a blessing to the community.
The Engineer of the project, the CEO of Star Afrik Company Limited, Kwame Fosu Anokye, said that Star Afrik Company Limited which is into logistics and construction is proud to be the contractor of the ultra-modern church which is said worth over $400 United States dollars.
He said the project is anticipated to be completed within the period of one year disclosing how the company has qualified engineers that will enhance the construction of the church in order for it to meet international standards.
Closing the Ceremony was the official turning of the sod for the construction of the church by the General Overseer of Shalom Ministries, Rev. Yarie Kabia, the General Overseer of Ebenezer Miracle Ministry International, Rev. Francis R. Kabia, the General Overseer of Zion Praise Tabernacle, James Bangura, General Overseer, Rhema Voice Church Int. Apostle John Boating, General Overseer Power of God, Prophet Michael, the General Overseer of Ebenezer Community Church, Rev. Darlington Morrison etc.