… In his book, Part Way To Abundance
By OIBOH PETER
St. Martins Catholic Church, Masaka, Nasarawa State last weekend turned out to celebrate one of their priests, Rev. Fr Peter Eneojo Akor (MSP) on his priestly one year anniversary and a book launch.
The event which commenced at about 10am with a mass service at the church premises was officiated by Rev Fr. Peter Eneojo Akor (celebrant), Fr. Jude Omaku, Fr. Ibi Patrick Matthew, Fr. Israel Enekio (MSP), Fr Felix Agibi (MSP) and Rev Fr. Fabian Nwaokocha. Also in attendance were highly placed dignitaries from all walks of lives.
The book titled, “Part Way To Abundance”, was written by Rev. FR Peter Eneojo Akor (MSP). The book is an encyclopedia of knowledge that covers all aspects of life both within and outside the church. The book also points out to help people to stop pointing accusing fingers at leaders, ancestors, neighbours, relatives, witches and wizards as being responsible for the problems and troubles they face.
The celebrant, Rev Fr. Peter Eneojo Akor, in an interview with journalists at the occasion said one of the reasons for writing the book is that, God has promised us every good thing about life, but people are spending more of their time praying and praying instead of working towards their dreamed goals.
“I want people to achieve their dreams and not blaming witches and wizard for their predicaments. So many people, be it Christians or other religions, have refused to build up themselves, either in skills or learning to earn a living instead, they go about putting everything on prayers. They forget that prayer and work go together if anything worthwhile is to be achieved”, he said.
Fr. Peter stressed that, it is amazing to realize that some Christians in order to be more ‘closer to God’ spend the whole day in the church praying and asking God for one thing or the other. Sometimes, people are found morning, afternoon, evening, nights and even mid-nights in the church praying to God. He enjoined members of the public and the church to get a copy of the book to read it to expose them spiritually and financially.
One of the invited guests at the event, Rev Fr. Felix Agibi, said “I am happy to be here because Rev Fr. Peter is my coursemate in school. I came I here to celebrate with him. When a priest is ordained by God, he has dedicated himself to God. We are here to do God’s work.” Another speaker at the event, Barr (Mrs) Joy Ochogwu said Rev Peter’s one year anniversary and book launch was worth celebrating because he is a priest who has dedicated himself to the service of God
The book reviewer, Dr Henry Okawve, in his address spoke extensively on the book praising the writer as a custodian of knowledge. He appraised the book from chapters one to the end and encouraged everyone to get a copy of the book. He advised those who like giving money to beggars to buy copies of the book and give them to read adding that their mentality will change after reading and they would know how to make money.