Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, the fiery Enugu Catholic priest who prophesied the end of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s era, has recounted how God has shown him mercy since he departed The Christ the King Parish GRA, for Our Lady Rosary Parish, Emene, earlier in the year. Speaking on his Emene mission so far, Mbaka said, “God is wonderful. You can see that I am smiling, filled with cheers and the joy of the Lord. I have the feeling that God’s hand is in my going out of GRA.
“I am seeing everything as the will of God. When I remember that my providing God is with me and for me, I am filled with joy and I’m comforted. The ways of God are divine and mysterious and at times when he wants to do a thing, we humans may not understand it. We may be seeing the external but God who sees the future planned and packaged everything for us.”
On the permanent site of the adoration ground in Emene, the Rev. Fr. said, “The journey to the Adoration permanent site is a blessing in disguise and I welcomed it with joy even though I was misunderstood. Some people who thought I would disobey the church and the Bishop by saying I would not go out; but how can I disobey the bishop? Now we have packed in here and within few months, the number of people coming there has doubled more than 20 times and we have started a new par- sonage, Adoration parsonage, and it’s nearing completion. God is 100 per cent on our side and the congregation is happy and I am exceedingly happy.
“I am grateful to the Bishop and the Church that moved me out of the GRA;I am just like a fish that was growing inside a bottle and now has been put inside the ocean. I thank the church for that move from the GRA for the Ministry is serving a larger role to the global universe; it is not just a parish per se, it is serving the whole Nigeria. It is intercultural, it is inter-denominational, it is also inter tribal. The Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Nigeria is the grand parent to all the new adoration ministries that are growing and God has given us a home and made Umuchigbo, Nike land where we are, a glori- ous empire of the Holy Spirit.”