…As CCHS flags off harvest of divine protection, peace
Rev. Fr. Peter Morba, (SDB), parish Priest of Catholic Church of the Holy Spirit, Omole Phase 1, Ojodu, Lagos, has prayed for security in the land, as the parish flaged off its harvest of divine protection and peace. This was disclosed in a statement signed by Ugo Ogoke, Head of Media, Catholic Church of the Holy Spirit, (CCHS) Omole. Lamenting on the security situation and the spate of killings in the land, Fr. Morba, said he had a firm belief that divine intervention is the only way out at times like these. According to him, ‘Harvest of Divine Protection and Peace’ is a medium with which the church hopes to seek the face of God in restoring security in the land for “our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth” (Psalm 121:2).
Fr. Peter Morba, who disclosed that the event is scheduled to hold in November, 2022 at the church premises decried, “life has become brutish; blood-letting and senseless killings have pervaded our land; the farmer no longer works in his farm for fear of being kidnapped; Catholic priests are being kidnapped and killed at will; children of God now sleep with an eye open and Nigeria is being held hostage by the enemies of God and His people.” The priest explained that the build-up to the harvest has already begun with the flag off ceremony, which took place on the 24th of July, 2022, to be followed by “Alphabetical” plus States thanksgiving. According to Fr. Morba, the Youth and Children Funfair will follow later, while the high point will be the Harvest Thanksgiving and Bazaar sales. Also speaking, Engr. John C. Okoro, Chairperson of the Harvest Planning Committee, noted that the slogan for Harvest of Divine Protection and Peace is: “In God we Trust.”
According to him, “At times like this, we can only run to God because those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever. (Psalm 125:1).” Okoro invited parishioners, friends and well-wishers to join the church in thanking the good Lord, whose love and mercies have no end. During his homily at the flag off Mass for the harvest Rev. Fr. Raphael Airoboman (SDB), Associate Priest, Catholic Church of the Holy Spirit, Omole, quoting Leviticus 26:6, prayed that, “the Lord shall grant us peace in our land, so we may lie down with no one making us tremble as He eliminates harmful beasts from our land.”