By Chris Onuoha
The founder, Christian Families Organisation (CFO) Reverend Father John Damian Adizie has urge all families to embrace impeccable characters as way of establishing good moral foundation in homes. The clergyman disclosed that without getting it right from home first, every other effort to correct any anomaly seen in a person is bound to fail.
Rev. Adizie made this remark today in Ekpoma as his organisation, Christian Families Organization marks the family day is style.
“As the world all over mark the International day of the family today, May 15 as Int’l Day of the Family, we the members of Christian Families Organisation enjoin families, especialy married couples to take serious the issue of proper character molding which should start from home, being the foundation.
Families should not ignore the fact that most evil vices practiced today in the society is a reflection of characters copied from homes. We are here today to celebrate this unique and special celebration. It is special because, vows are renewed, couples in discord unite in love and many others,” Fr. Adizie said.
Continuing, he said, “It may be interesting to note that Christian Families Organisation was founded by Rev. Fr. John Damian Adizie and Ezinne Nneoma Charity Onuoha (Mother of Faith) on December 12, 2012 at the Catholic Adoration of the Holy Spirit, Maryland Egoro Amede, Ekpoma, Edo State of Nigeria. It is an association of married couples but the entire family inclusive.
“This Organisation was established to cater for the needs and well-being of families through the addressing of some of the existential challenges facing the families. Member couples meet every first sunday of the month as the church parish to trash out challenges facing marriage life and seek ways of making ailing marriage succeed. Also, married couples use the medium to renew their marital vows. They share their challenges and success stories, thereby encouraging one another. By their uniform and wedding rings you shall know them!
During the annual celebration, the founder and spiritual Director, Rev. Fr. John Damian Adizie, used the medium to appreciate all the couples who are still maintaining their vows and commitment and also challenged homes that are in disunity to embrace love, togetherness and sharing all the time.
Fr. Adizie also called on the government and other agencies to carry the family along in all their policies to be in tandem with this year’s theme of International Day of Families, which is Families and inclusive societies.
The high point of the event was the renewal and exchange of marriage ring by all the couples present.