Published on January 3rd, 2019 | by Walter Smith0
New Years’ Service and FALA 2018: 5 Things You Need to Know
On the 31st of December, Pastor Chris held his very last service of the year and awarded his admirable Future African Leaders Foundation. Here is everything you need to know about the event
1. The word of the year was declared!
The Loveworld president announced the year of 2019 to be “the year of lights“. He revealed the message behind the new theme of 2019 in his address to the audience, explaining the facets of lights.“There are different kinds of lights. Some are for illuminations, some are for leadership, guidance, some are for empowerment some are for signs and wonders, signs and seasons. What’s about to happen through the church of Jesus Christ, the Bible tells us as the days get closer and closer to the return of Jesus Christ, gross darkness will cover the earths, he says thick darkness will cover the earths. He’s talking about spiritual darkness – but in the midst of this, your light will so shine. The darker the darkness the more brightly you shine.”
2. The event was aired live in an exclusive broadcast
The massive audience was not just limited to those who physically attended the Loveworld Arena. Thousands of global Lovewrold citizens were fortunate enough to witness the grand event in the comfort of their own homes thanks to an exclusive live special. The live broadcast was available on both Ceflix and all Loveworld platforms.
3. Ten FALA winners were awarded for the incredible contribution
The final 10 FALF winners were all notable contenders who demonstrated exemplary leadership skills and commitment to the greater good. One Star Prize Winner by the name of Isaiah Deng took home the gold. Other winners include; Dahaba Daniel Sakoh (Senegal); Yusuph Gasase (Tanzania); Mame Ya Mensah (Ghana); Godwin Egba (Nigeria); Ngassa Merlin (Cameroon); Taonga Ngoma (Zambia); Chris Iyama (Nigeria); Lantante Duamangue (Niger); and, Deliwe Makata (Malawi).
4. Musical artists and performers lit up the stage
The sights and sounds that exploded upon the stage of the Loveworld Convocation Arena was a sensory delight. An array of LMAM gospel artists such as Frank Edwards, CSO & Israel Strong, UR Flames, Testimony Jaga and so much more dazzled the brethren with their breathtaking performances, elevating the hearts of anyone who witnessed.
5. Important officials surprised the audience
Among the many of the esteemed guests and members of Christ Embassy, the eventful evening was also attended by the former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo and the minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung. Together with Pastor Chris, Dalung and Obasanjo awarded the well deserving FALA recipients with their prestigious prizes.