You inspire us, Archbishop of Canterbury tells Africans
By John Eche
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby has said that people like him are profoundly inspired by the rich tradition of worship and the love of God despite the odds demonstrated by the Nigerian and African Church.
Welby was speaking in a goodwill message he delivered at the 15th edition of The Annual The Experience Concert, TE18G which is convened annually by the House on the Rock Church, Lagos, Nigeria and supported by a broader assembly of churches in the city and nation.
He stated that being well aware of the litany of challenges faced by Nigerians and Africans, including the scourge of terrorism, he, and fellow Christian worshippers in the West were tremendously encouraged by the rich expressions of faith that the brethren from Africa continue to manifest in their worship of, and devotion unto the Lord Jesus Christ and the Almighty God.
He remarked that the relatively low infection rates for the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic could not be distanced from the mercy of God and urged the brethren to continue to be steadfast in the faith.
Other goodwill messages, words of encouragement and prayers were made by notable personages from all over the world. They included Bishop T.D Jakes, Lady Folorunsho Alakija, Angela Davis, Bishop Tudor Bismarck and Bishop Wayne Malcolm.
Performing ministers at the event included Sinach, Tope Alabi, Don Moen, Eben, Segun Obe, Tasha Cobbs, Donnie McClurkin, Travis Greene and the Lagos Metropolitan Gospel Choir.
Archbishop Justin Welby, Head of the Church of England