VC Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike Iwe Celebrates 35 years Marriage Anniversary

By Steve Unegbu

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The Vice Chancellor Michael Okpara university of Agriculture Umudike Professor Maduebibisi Ofo Iwe has expressed appreciation and gratitude to God Almighty for keeping his marriage for the past 35 years now, while glorifying God for being very faithful as well as for finding him worthy to be the Vice Chancellor of Michael Okpara university of Agriculture Umudike.

Speaking at the Goodnews Baptist Church Afaraukwu Umuahia in Abia state during the 2021 Couples’ and Singles’ Sunday ,with a theme ‘little Foxes that Spoil Marriages’ he thank the church for their prayers adding that God answered their prayers .

” If we were not here for prayers,who knows what would have happened. Alot of alters of Almighty God were involved in my emergence and I thank God for making it possible.
God showed who He is by making it possible

” If not the prayers, it would not has been possible.

” We are very grateful to be here to thank Almighty God and to share our testimonies and thanksgivings”

According to him , ” This is our 35 years in marriage ,We can not claim perfection but God has been very faithful.

” We started in a small way and God has been there for us “

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Prof.Iwe,described marriage as a game of patience founded on love, understanding and appreciation for one another.

He enjoined couples to continue to appreciate one another, even when things are difficult to have faith in God.

“Couples should continue to appreciate one another ,however difficult things are appreciate that woman God has given you and the woman should love that man that took her for himself,love him , respect him ,obey him , accommodate him and have faith in God.

” Again be ready to represent God wherever you are,serve God ,tell people about God .

” Even when there is downturn on economy, work together for there is time for everything.

” When things are down try to rise and stand on your feet and find a way forward by praying and trusting that God will show you the way forward” he advised.

In her speech ,the wife of the vice Chancellor, Dr Mrs Nkechi Iwe enjoined Christians to inculcate and exhibit good virtues of marital vows in their home for a better Society.

Explaining those “Little foxes that spoil Marriages” she described Marriage as one of the greatest institution ordained by God that should be cherished.

Mrs Iwe, pointed out some of the salient little foxes that spoil Marriages to include external relationships, being preoccupied at all time ,infidelity, constant criticism , unable to say sorry to your spouse,having wrong assumptions about your spouse , not spending quality time with your spouse, Not listening to your spouse , unresolved conflict among couples , turning your spouse to a subject of discussion and laughter among others urged couples to guide against them for they are destroyers of marriages.

Early on his homily, Rev. Dr Sola Omodamiro described the event as a glorious one .

He acknowledged that the programme met his expectations and commended the guest speaker vice Chancellor of Michael Okpara university of Agriculture Umudike and his wife for digging out most of the expected salient points .

He however, urged Christian couples to pay attentions to those little foxes ,for they are really destroying marriages in recent times .

He informed that the most important thing in marriage is the unity between husband and wife.

He urged couples to learn how to be together and have harmonious relationship, adding that no matter the challenges ,they can be surmounted when they are united

He lauded Professor Maduebibisi Iwe and his wife for encouraging couples on the importance building their marriages on Unity, submissiveness trust and to bring their challenges in to God.

Highlights of the event featured special prayers for couples and singles, cutting of cake and convenant prayers, presentation of portrait, playlets among other varieties.

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