35 prisoners receive sacrament of confirmation in Awka


By Sunny A. David
Thirty-five inmates at Awka prison in Anambra State have received Sacrament of Confirmation during a pastoral visit by the Anglican Bishop of Awka Diocese, Right Reverend Alexander Ibezim.
Bishop Ibezim was accompanied to the special service which took place at Chapel of Compassionate, Nigeria Prison Service, by some prisons officials, his wife, Martha and clergies wives among others.
In a sermon, the Bishop charged the Inmates to embrace the way to salvation to enjoy freedom.
He reminded them of the power of prayers which set the biblical Paul and Silas free from prison stating that they should not be depressed but rather see their situation as a moment of rehabilitation and remolding for new consciousness.
Bishop Ibezim asked them to hold unto Christ, and repent of their sins as according to him God is preparing them for better future, citing Nelson Mandel and other notable figures in the world who were once prisoners but are celebrities today, praying God to attain to their desires and transform their lives.

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