By Haruna Sampson
The work of building for the Lord is a continuous one. When the parishioners of Sacred Heart Parish had their church dedicated in February 2016, it was joy and gratitude all the way for them. With the church completed, there came a need for a modern parish hall, an office and auditorium.
Thus the Parish Priest, Rev Fr. Roland Nwapudah set up a committee to organize the 2016 parish Feast and Cultural Day celebration with a mandate to raise funds for the construction of a parish hall.
The 2016 harvest proceeds were also channeled towards building the hall.
Like a dream come true, the parishioners recently received the news of the foundation laying ceremony of the parish hall with a sigh of relief.
This witnessed the assembly of parishioners who defied going to their place of work and to their offices just to be part of the historic event of the foundation laying ceremony and blessing of the sight and the workers.
At the occasion, the Parish Priest, Fr. Nwapudah said it is like a dream come true which he said, has become a reality for the parish to have befitting parish hall.
He said that it is necessary to begin everything with prayers just like Christ did before embarking on anything.
In his prayers he commended the work and the workers into the hands of God saying that if the Lord dose not build the builders will build in vain.
He called on the committee and the workers to be prayerful throughout the period of the work.
The high point of the occasion was the foundation laying ceremony which the parish priest did to the admiration of the parishioners.
In a chat with the Chairman of the project committee, Mr. Augustine Enang Ezeh, he gave thanks to God for the opportunity to serve in the committee saying that after the dedication of the church there was the challenge of where groups and societies could hold their activities and where parishioners could have reception and other social programmes.
He added that the parish hall is a welcome development and expressed optimism that with the cooperation of parishioners the work will finish within the shortest possible time.
The Architect in-charge, Mr. Idih Arome Simon of Zibidih Global Ventures pledged to do a good job with the help of God.