…With Uyo As The Focal Point
By Saviour Ekpe
Pastor (Dr.) William Folorunso Kumuyi, the General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry with its International Headquarters in Gbagada, Lagos State, Nigeria has set a global record in gospel outreach by preaching to a large global audience live through the Deeper Life satellite television, which was launched in 2009.
The beauty of the Deeper Life satellite television, whose test run and further applications were seen in the live broadcast of Bible study, being one of the unrepentant activities of Pastor Kumuyi; Revival services, Sunday worships, special revival programs, retreats and other events of the ministry including that of children, youths, campus programs, etc gave participants ample opportunity around the globe to effectively link up for a spiritual Revival, Restoration, Renewal, Re-visitation and Re-alignment with God. Through live transmission, members of the church worldwide could simultaneously watch Kumuyi’s teaching and preaching in their various local assemblies and through social media platforms.
In view of these successes recorded, Pastor Kumuyi, a world-class puritan conservative Pentecostal Preacher launched a Nigerian version of a-would-be-global reach launched a ‘connect’ Crusade in Abuja, the Nigeria Federal Capital Territory from Thursday June 24 to Tuesday June 29, 2021 as a litmus test christened, “Divine Connection”. The breakthrough gave rise to the Deeper Life Global Crusade that has brought succor to many lives, families, communities across the length and breadth of the globe. Today, Deeper Life Global Crusade has come to stay.
It could be recalled that the maiden edition of the Deeper Life Global Crusade, which kick-started in the paradise garden city of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria in July, 2021 where Pastor Edison Daminabo holds sway as the State Overseer with the theme, “Signs And Wonders For The Needy”. Similarly, In Enugu State as Pastor Eze Nwajiofor presides as the Overseer, “Divine Tough For Total Freedom” was hosted in August, 2021 with the multi-award-winning American gospel music artiste, Don Moen ministered virtually upon invitation. In the same vein, the “Divine Solution For All” Global Crusade in September 2021 in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory where Pastor Femi Elijah Adebiyi supervises as the Overseer. Nigerian award-winning gospel music artiste, Pastor Nathaniel Bassey was the guest music artiste during the crusade. While “Showers of blessing through Christ” global crusade in Port Harcourt, Rivers State October, 2021 where Pastor Andrew Osagie serves as State Overseer and the South South Coordinating pastor.
It is evident that in all these crusades, several testimonies at the venue of the crusade and in most locations around the world that hooked up to the program trail via social media platforms as notable miracles ranging from soul salvation, restoration, deliverances; freedom from satanic attacks; short legs/hand grew out; healings for patients of epilepsy, Pneumonia, heart attack, pile, COVID-19; recovery of sight to the blind and those in partial blindness; lump in the breast vanished; fibroid disappeared; deaf and dumb for several years got total restoration; Divine operation in the eye, womb; chronic, consistent and long-lasting problems are taken away; broken/damaged bones replaced; marriage/family re-union among other ailments and challenges including Divine favour met with the God of wonders through a short but powerful prayer of the man of God.
The beauty and the very interesting part of this global crusade is the fact that it is accompanied by children, youths, campus and adult choirs including the global choir and global virtual mass choir. The global choir has choirs from different continents of the world ministered to the global audience in their quick succession, some using their mother languages but with the scroll bar translations while the global mass choir has the coming together of individual choristers from different continents of the world sing in harmonious tune, accompanied by an instrumentalist with concordance tune. In the same vein, choruses were sung. It is gratifying to note that testimonies from different parts of the world are shared simultaneously from different congregations, families and assemblies including those on the social media of what God did to for them to the global audience while the electronic handlers juxtapose the machine operations.
It is worthy to note that despite the huge financial outlay in logistical arrangements, the church has not collected offerings from the numerous participants to assuage the heavy renting of equipment such as electric generators, rugs, flower pots, chairs, canopies, screens, tents and payment for live television coverage as well as security of life and property. At each of the venues, our Correspondent observed several mobile toilets and assorted standby ambulances in most cases for the convenience and care of participants.
Our Correspondent also observed that the cruise ship of the global crusade has since departed the Garden City of Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State and it is cruising on the high seas of Imo Rivers to pass through Ikot Abasi, the Ibaka Deep sea to sail to Uyo, the capital city of Akwa-Abasi Ibom State, the land of promise. Those onboard revealed to us that because of the heavy onboard passengers at various port terminals, the global crusade cruise ship will soon arrival in Uyo and that looking at the radar, the ship will land Uyo on Thursday the 25th of November, 2021 at the popular Ibom Hall grounds that is large enough to accommodate a large crowd with over 5000 hectares that if stretched to the adjoining streets with large overflows to the main road could accommodate a capacity of close to three million people.
The Correspondent of Century Newsfront Newspapers on interaction with the Akwa Ibom State Overseer of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor Emmanuel Amaeze indicates that the entire Akwa Ibom is charged up to receive the gospel General, Pastor (Dr.) W. F. Kumuyi. Pastor Amaeze further revealed that everything is ready: those in charge of publicity, electrical, electronics, stage, accommodations, media, information, transportation, security, protocol, choirs and arrangement of seats, etc noted that everyone is putting finishing touches to ensure that they meet up with the expectation of the global standards.
Information reaching us also shows that apart from the local organizing committee that is working around the clock, the global planning committee meets very often virtually to assess the level of work done while the GS-PA, Pastor R. A. Hassan according to our sources has already visited the state with a team of experts from Lagos to assess the level of preparedness as handbills, flex banners and large billboards have already changed the face of the entire 31 local government areas of the state with messages of the global crusade.
On participation, information available on our news desk shows that hotels around Ibom hall and within the Uyo metropolis have been fully booked by the expected participants, especially, expected participants from other states of the federation and those from the neighboring countries, particularly, the Republic of Cameroun. Deeper Life members on their part are said to be very excited, going house to house to spread the good news of the expected great event that will soon kick start in the state. Announcements on radio, television, social media are already on, while news promos such as these lengthy but interesting ones are ongoing in the media space. Information on our news desk from the grapevine shows that the Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Gabriel Emmanuel is very interested in the Uyo global crusade.
Now that all things are ready, you that are reading this piece of writing, you can be part of this end time move of God by attending the crusade along with your family members, if you are outside Uyo, Nigeria, you can join the teaming waiting global audience by using any of the links below as Divine visitation and your miracles await you and yours: www.facebook.com/pastorkumuyiofficial; [email protected]; [email protected]_kumuyi; and on [email protected] while zoom link would be made available on due time