It was a glorious moment at the New Year’s Eve Service with Pastor Chris Oyakhilome when shortly after midnight, the Man of God declared 2022 to be the ‘Year of the Gathering Clouds’.
“This year, the clouds of prayers, faith, and expectations would be full and begin to empty themselves upon the earth,” Pastor Chris announced to great roars of excitement across the globe.
Reading from various scriptures, the LoveWorld leader explained the different rains as described by the Word of God. He continued to clarify that while many clouds would gather, the most important gathering would be that of the saints around the world, saying:
“This is the year of the gathering clouds, and these clouds would fulfill their purpose.”
Pastor Chris highlighted the fact that the glory of God would be the defense of God’s people all year long, irrespective of the crisis that will envelop the world, the saints will soar through as victors, labeling the word of the year as a missile in the realm of the Spirit.
What Else Happened on New Year’s Eve?
In a special segment, prior to the excitement of the naming of the year 2022, Pastor Chris together with various honorable guests presented the Future Africa Leaders Award (FALA) for 2021.
In its 9th year, the prestigious ceremony was in honor of outstanding young Africans who have displayed unprecedented levels of ingenuity and devotion towards improving the socio-economic state of their respective nations and the continent of Africa. This year ten nominees from millions of entries made the final list but only one emerged as the ultimate Star Prize Winner of the year. The nominee that walked away with that title was 23-year-old Nervis Nzometiah Tetsop from Cameroon.
The three accomplished and well-respected African leaders who were special guests at this year’s ceremony were the former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, acting as the chairman of the occasion, another former President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (GCFR), and the founder of ADDI and former African Union Ambassador to the US, Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao.
Following the resounding and inspiring speeches by the guests of honor, was the announcement of the ten recipients of the Future Africa Leaders Awards for 2021. Coming from all over the African continent, young African leaders who championed various innovative and humanitarian projects to better their communities and the lives of the people of Africa were called out to receive their prestigious awards presented by LoveWorld President and founder of the Future Africa Leaders Foundation (FALF), Pastor Chris Oyakhilome. Each award was accompanied by a $10,000 cash prize, with Star Award Winner receiving $25,000.
It was a proud moment to celebrate all these young leaders and Africa as a continent, and Pastor Chris made a special mention to every winner making an impact in Africa as he said: “Africa can only be built by Africans”.
On the second day of our ‘Year of The Gathering Clouds’, we are excited to join our Man of God, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome once again, along with billions of participants around the world for the January 2022 Global Communion Service at 4:00 pm GMT +1, 10:00 am EST.
We would like to wish all our LoveWorld citizens a happy, healthy, and successful year ahead.