December 11, 2016

Experience 2016: Worshipers turn recession to redemption in Lagos

By Elizabeth Uwandu, Kenechukwu Iruoma & Jumoke Kolawole
or millions of worshipers at the 2016 edition of the “The Experience”,  the present economic recession could not hinder them from praising God. From all nooks and crannies of the world, they gathered together at the  Tafawa Balewa Square, TBS, dare the present harsh condition to praise God.

With this year’s theme: “Revealing Jesus”, it was a day of thanksgiving to God for his sustenance and supplication to him for intervention on the current realities.

Artistes including Eno Michael, Onos Ariyo, Sammy Okposo, and Segun Obe thrilled worshipers as they threw the atmosphere into praise, adoration and dance.

As if that, that was not enough, the performance of Samsong and Frank Edwards lifted the Spirit of God as worshipers could not hold back their tears of joy.

Then, the much awaited inspirational soloist, Don Moen, launched the worshipers into another realm of the spirit with his solo renditions where people bow on their knees shouting “Thank you Lord for your numerous benefits”.

With the trio of Cece Winas, Travis Greene and Smokie Morful that saw the congregation on their feet as they were trilled to bubbling sensational songs.

Other performance included Donnie Mcclurkin, Midnight Crew, Gabriel Eziachi and Chioma Jesus as well as Tope Alabi, with her ingenious praise and worship to end the sessions.

Performance of the Rock Cathedral Gospel Choir, RCGC and the comedy session made the concert a glorious one.

The height of the experience was the prayer sessions for Lagos, Nigeria and the world at large that was anchored by Pastor Paul Adefarasin, the Convener of “The Experience”; Bishop Mike Okonkwo of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission, TREM and Pastor Mathew Ashimolowo of Kingsway International Christian Centre, KICC, among other men of God that prayed for the good of the nations.

Pointing way out of recession, the servants of God took turn to pray for a revival that would bring back the country’s glory and divine intervention of God to see the country through its tough times.