On Friday, 21st of December 2018, the Word of Life Bible Church held what is arguably the largest gospel music concert staged in the Niger Delta.

Papa Ayo and Mama Helen Oritsejafor

At the maiden edition of the concert  organised by the senior Pastor of Word of Life Bible Church, Papa Ayo Oritsejafor, various gospel ministers both indigenous and foreign including , Tope Alabi, Tim Godfrey, Sammie Okposo, Jahsan Efele, Chioma Jesus, Asu Ekiye, Doris Dumah, Jenny Igho, Ehi Edwards, Noel Robinson from the United Kingdom, Reggae gospel music mystro, Buchi, Mairi Adia, performed  under one roof to bring down the presence of God through praise and worship in the oil city of Warri.

The 35,000 capacity auditorium of the International Gospel Centre of Word of Life Bible Church hosted notable Christian leaders, captains of industries and top government functionaries who made the event memorable.

Sammie Okposo

The programme, Yadah 2018 was tagged “Praise Unlimited.”

The epoch-making gospel concert started with opening prayers and was immediately followed with an intense praise and worship by the host choir, the Milk and Honey Choir.

An array of music ministers soon began to exchange the mic one after the other. A host of others made the stage an attraction with thousands of eyes permanently fixed on it. The Milk and Honey Choir also gave a special Christmas rendition to the delight of the audience who were reminded of the joyful season.

For the thousands of people who came from different parts of the world, it was the biblical dance of King David as no one held anything back in rendering dances of praise to the Lord. The senior Pastor of Word of Life Bible Church, Papa Ayo Oritsejafor and his amiable wife, Mama Helen, the chief hosts of the event were not left out as they danced to the rhythms of the song ministration by different artists.

Rev. Joshua Talena gave a brief exhortation and made an alter call where hundreds of people gave their lives to Christ. Mama Helen Oritsejafor gave a vote of thanks to everyone for the huge success of the program before leading the closing benediction at about 5:30am.

The city of Warri and Delta state at large will not forget Yadah 2018 in a hurry as it looks forward in anticipation for the second edition, Yadah 2019.

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