Published on December 6th, 2021 | by Gabriele Adbbe0
Pastor Chris declares December to be the Month of Thanksgiving
The Christ Embassy president, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, revealed the final theme of the Year of Preparation at his Global Communion Service on Sunday, December 5th.
Like in previous years, he named December the Month of Thanksgiving.
“December is one of those months where you do not really need to ask, ‘What is the message of the month?’ because it is the Month of Thanksgiving. It is full of thanksgiving and of course later this month – probably from next Sunday and the one following… Depending on the schedule of your region or your zone, you will be having a thanksgiving service. An annual thanksgiving service,” Pastor Chris Oyakhilome said and continued:
“This month, I was thinking of what is on the Father’s mind. And as I was thinking of that, this was brought to my spirit in the scripture, so I want to read it to you.”
The pastor then read Revelation 19:7 and emphasized the following sentence.
“Let us be glad and rejoice and give honor to him.”
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome then connected it to another Bible verse.
“As I was reflecting on these thoughts and what is on the mind of the Father in respect to this message of thanksgiving this month, I was drawn to the first psalm of David, the man of God. When you look at that psalm… He constantly tells us to give thanks to God and to give Him glory and reminds of us what the Lord has done,” the Christ Embassy president explained.
Concluding Pastor Chris’ Year of Preparation
Welcoming the Month of Thanksgiving also means saying goodbye to November, the Month to Watch and Pray.
“This month of November is a special month for you. You will walk in manyfold blessings. No evil shall before you. The Lord is your protection, your protector, your strength and strengthener, your salvation everywhere you go,” Pastor Chris Oyakhilome said at the beginning of November.
“Glory is at work in you. You walk in wisdom in the name of the Lord Jesus. You would know what to do at every point. You have solution because you are a solution in the name of the Lord Jesus. You are the glory of Christ,” he added.
With December’s message in place, it is almost time to conclude the Year of Preparation.
This year, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has led his congregation through January – the Month of Celebration, February – the Month of Grace, March – the Month of Change, April – the Month of Truth, May – the Month of Illumination, June – the Month of Prayer, July – the Month of Joy, August – the Month of Praise, September – the Month of Visualization, October – the Month of Visualization, November – the Month to Watch and Pray and now December – the Month of Thanksgiving.
Big events coming up in December
At the end of December, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has some big events in store for the LoveWorld believers.
On Friday, December 24th, he is hosting the Christmas Eve Service, where he will catch up on what has been going on this year, and he will celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
A week later, on Friday, December 31st, he once again reminisces upon the past year and presents the theme of 2022.
The Future Africa Leaders’ Awards (FALA) is also on the schedule on that day.
The organization behind the award show is the Future Africa Leaders’ Foundation (FALF). It describes the Future Africa Leaders’ Awards like this:
“The Future Africa Leaders’ Foundation is an initiative aimed at exploring and expanding the leadership potentials in Africa and for Africa. It is for identifying, celebrating and supporting young Africans who have demonstrated exemplary leadership by impacting their generation positively through education, youth empowerment and mentoring through other projects aimed at building young people and preparing them for a positive future.”
Pastor Chris rewards young African leaders
At the Future Africa Leaders’ Awards 2020, 30 people from 20 different African countries received $10,000 each for their work in their local communities.
Gwei Michael Wawa was named the Star Award Winner and was given $25,000 extra.
He, for instance, established ‘Youth Empowerment Through Science and Technology,’ a nongovernmental organization that had hosted 34 conferences and 14 seminars for 18,000 youngsters at the time.
He was also in charge of a technological trade faith with the College of Technology, where technology and engineering professors from numerous universities were the judges. They gave prizes to the people behind 15 new inventions.
Gwei Michael Wawa also arranged a Teck Community Challenge for 200 students from Cameroon, where they could showcase their skills through the design and implementation of novel hardware smart dustbins, a metal detector, automatic temperature/humidity regulator, soil moisture detector sensor, and a robotic arm.
Watch December’s Global Communion Service in the video below.