By Faith Igbudu
Focal Person, National Social Investment Program (NSIP), Benue State, Dr Terris Damsa, has charged Christians, who are in politics to use the opportunity they have to promote the kingdom of God.
He gave the charge Friday as NSIP staff and families came together to celebrate the second edition of their Inter-denominational Lunch hour fellowship Christmas Carol and Dinner night held at the office premises in Makurdi.
He said, as Christians we should always see our posting per time as a calling to do the work of God, in addition to our secular jobs assuring that there would be numerous testimonies to show.
“For us as Christians in politics we are in the market place. So anywhere that is your posting becomes your place of assignment,” Damsa said.
Speaking at the sidelines, he explained further that “our profession of Christianity should not be with our mouth only but must affect our environment as true ambassadors of the kingdom of God on earth. Imagine the transformation Benue will witness if Christians holding leadership positions in the state introduce the practice of prayer in their offices.”
Giving a brief testimony of how it began for him, Damsa said “when I came here I knew I needed to deliver in a way that will glorify God. So we started a lunch hour prayer, where we pray from 12 noon to 1pm every work day.
“What we do at the end of the year is three in one. First, it’s a thanksgiving to the Lord for all that has happened in the course of the year. (There are abundant testimonies). Secondly it is a dinner where staff of the office bring their spouses and children together to meet and bond. Thirdly, we celebrate Christmas and the joy of the season together as staff.”
In a brief charge, Founder, Encounter Christ for all Nations Ministries, Bishop Alexander Nyookyegh, speaking on the topic “Happy home” said real happiness can only come when a person encounters Christ.
He commended the management and staff of NSIP for putting God first and enjoined Christian’s to let Jesus be the centre as they celebrate the season.
In his remark, Chairman CPC, Dominic Antyondu, expressed gratitude to God for an eventful year and thanked the focal person for creating the avenue for staff to come together and bond.
One of the guests at the occasion, who is a spouse to a staff of the agency, Mrs Salome Ajah, said she enjoyed herself and lauded the commitment of the state focal person in organising such an event to thank God for the year.