Right Reverend Alex Ibezim
The Anglican Bishop of Awka Diocese, Right Reverend Alex Ibezim, has rededicated the Anglican Fathers Fellowship in the diocese, even as he challenged fathers to brace up for the responsibilities of fatherhood.
Right Reverend Ibezim who stated this at Saint Matthew's Anglican Church, Nibo, during the re-dedication of Fathers' Fellowship and thanksgiving, asked the fathers to make a covenant with God so as to empower them to play their roles as responsible fathers. He urged them to display the right attitudes and adopt the think-home-philosophy in order to develop their homes, dioceses and the state.
He emphasized the need for them to be agents of change in their different families, stressing that as heads of their homes, they were all priests and therefore should root their families in God, be focused and seek God's face for a successful life.
Bishop Ibezim encouraged the fathers to, even in the face of daunting challenges in today's society, provide for their families, love their wives and lay good examples for their children to make them useful to their families, Church and society.
The Vicar of the Church, Venerable Daniel Onwuka, who enumerated the various roles fathers played in their different homes, cautioned them against wife battery and divorce, stating that the family was an institution ordained by God and should be kept holy.
The President of Fathers' Fellowship in Awka Diocese, Sir Obi Nwude, thanked God for the life and grace given to the fathers throughout last year, advising fathers to be courageous in confronting any challenge that might come their way, with faith in God.