Thursday, 4 January 2018

Late Deacon Israel Sam laid to rest

The resident pastor of Redemption Ground Ministry, Itu Mbang, Uruan LGA, Rev. B. B. Udo has described death as the great teacher. Rev. Udo disclosed this on Saturday at Afaha Idung Akpan Uko, Ukanafun Local Government, during the burial of Late Deacon Israel Sam Akpan.
The clergyman who preached on the topic: “The blessed death” said when a man dies, it becomes a lesson to the living that one day they will also die despite their achievements. He admonished Christians not to live in sin and expect to die in Christ because the life we live on earth determines the nature and type of our death.
Rev.Udo who took his text from the book of 1 Chronicles chapter 29 verse 15 stated that the two types of death as; spiritual death and internal death.
The niece to the deceased, Miss Komobong Michael Akpan while reading the biography described Deacon Israel Akpan as a good mixer, sociable, peace loving, and a dependable ally.  She also said that the deceased was a man of great  conduct, principled, and strict disciplinarian who never compromised  his integrity for any material things and evil act.
The chief mourner of deceased, Mr.Mkponkan Israel Akpan who spoke to our reporter described his Late father as his hope and a teacher who nurtured him in the way of God. He thanked the guests for finding time to pay his late father the last respect.

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