The Shepherd House International Assembly on Sunday organized a peace concert in Jos, Plateau and conducted a special prayer for spiritual cleansing of the state.
The concert was part of the church’s thanksgiving service and graduation of its Bible School students.
In his remarks, Rev Tajan Moltok, the Plateau Resident Pastor of the church, said the concert was organized to preach peace and pray for the state.
In his thanksgiving sermon titled: ‘’The Force of Thanksgiving,” Moltok urged members to thank God for what he had done and what he would do in their lives.
According to him, thanksgiving helps to increase one’s blessings, reverse adversaries and facilitate one’s perfection of service.
Moltok said that thanking God through praise and offerings provoked more blessings.
Speaking at the event, the Deputy Governor of the State, Prof. Sonni Tyoden, commended the church for organising the event.
“The peace concert is thoughtful of this church, especially with the unfortunate issues of the loss of lives and property that happened this year in Plateau.
“The political tempo will increase, especially with the forthcoming elections in 2019.
“The peace concert is a reminder that we need peace for Plateau to progress,” he said.
Tyoden congratulated the church for its thanksgiving celebration and graduation of its Bible School students.
The deputy governor, who urged the graduating students to be vessels in the advancement of God’s kingdom, said members should be appreciative of God’s mercy.
The clergyman, thereafter, conducted a special prayer for the State Executive Council and peace in the forthcoming general elections.
Highlights of the event also included renditions from gospel artistes, ethnic groups, children; and the award of certificates to the Agape Bible School graduates.