Mrs. Okowa, surrounder by children in a dance.
“Lo, children are the heritage of the Lord, and the fruit of the womb is His reward.” – Psalm 127:3.
The forgoing expression of the Bible seemed to have been a major influence as Mama Delta, so fondly called by her admirers, and wife of the Governor of Delta State, Dame Edith Okowa took time out again to bring children, the heritage of the Lord, together in Delta State to celebrate the 2019 Children Christmas party.
The very colourful event held today, December 18, 2019, in the sprawling comfort of the Government House, Asaba. And the children had fun, excitement; it was a joyous occasion with plenty to eat and drink.
Barrister (Mrs.) Kesiena Samson, speaking to the children who came from the 25 local governments of the state, she told them what the occasion of Christmas is all about. “Christmas is about Jesus Christ our saviour. It is not about eating rice and drinking coke. It is not about clothes and shoes; it is not about father Christmas.
“All of you are wise and sons and daughters. You are to love Jesus and remain wise. Obey your parents and listen to your teachers,” Mrs. Samson said.The children having dance fun with her Excellency, Mrs. Edith Okowa at the 2019 Christmas party.
She called attention to Acts 2:17-21, in which verse 17 states: “And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God. I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.”
She prayed for the children with a call on them to serve Jesus and that God will pour His Spirit on them and they will become successful, live with the wisdom of God, become inventors, etc.
The children had a swell time as they treated the audience to impressive dance steps involving break dance, and other forms of body gyrations.
Apparently overwhelmed, one of the masters of Ceremony had to declare: “Delta children are good, SMART children.” There was also game of numbers played by the children depicting unity. The children also had Bible quiz.
Speaking to the children, Mrs. Okowa expressed gratitude to God for the protection He gave to everyone that is alive to celebrate the 2019 Christmas. “That in spite of the wickedness that prevailed, and from which God has saved many, we thank you Lord,” she prayed.
Pointing out that the year 2020 is one that everyone will enter into, and that it shall be better than 2019, Mrs. Okowa also in her prayer thanked God for giving the three arms of government in the state to work in synergy, and that despite the ethnic divides, the people are working together as one unity family in the state, and also prayed for the nation.
She then sang thanksgiving songs to God, one of which is “Thank you Lord, thank you Lord, all we have to say is thank you Lord.”
Highlight of the Christmas party was the cutting of the 2019 children Christmas party cake by Mrs. Okowa and the children. Mrs. Adode Praise from Ughelli North Local Government Area gave the vote of thanks.
One of the well entertained children, Etaghene Obajere from Abraka told banneronlinenews.com: “The party is good. I like it. I wish to come here again.