By Eric M Kuju
Business mogul and political stakeholder in Nassarawa Eggon, Hon. Peter Patrick Enna and his family have held a thanksgiving mass to celebrate God’s faithfulness on them.
The thanksgiving mass, which held at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Ombi 1 Lafia, had the patriarch of the family, Chief Patrick Enna present.
Speaking on the reason behind the thanksgiving, Hon. Peter Enna said the family was thanking God for keeping them alive.
He said: “Precisely 10 years ago, I saw the need to thank God for what He has been doing in my life and in the life of the entire family.
“We were born 10 in number. Our parents are still alive and the 10 of us are still alive by the grace of God. That was what motivated me to encourage the entire family to start this thanksgiving.”
Earlier on during his special New Year sermon, Reverend Fr. Timothy Joseph Kuma charged the parishioners to set realistic goals for 2022 as according to him without such goals, life will be meaningless.
He however stated that after setting those goals, Christians will have to make plans and be disciplined and committed to see them through.
Quoting the Bible from Psalm 127, he said such plans must include God as “unless He builds the house, the builder builds in vain.”
After the mass, there was a reception at the residence of Hon. Peter Patrick Enna at Ombi 1 where friends and family members ate, danced and made merry.
It was at the residence that Hon. Peter Enna also distributed about 100 wrappers along with packets of seasoning cubes and salt to widows.
Speaking on his gesture to the widows, Hon. Peter Enna said it was borne out of his desire to share the little he has with the less fortunate in the society.
He emphasized that even though he is a politician, there was no political undertone to his gesture as he has consistently been celebrating his New Year for the past 10 years with widows and orphans.
He prayed for God to continue to keep them alive so they will continue to thank Him and celebrate with the widows, orphans and other less privileged in the society.
One of the beneficiaries of Hon. Peter Enna’s gesture, Mrs Dinatu Auta from Mada Station was full of joy when she spoke with Eggonnews.
She said: “We are very grateful to Peter Enna. Our prayer to God is that he will open more doors for him and bless him along with his entire family.”
Also speaking about the gesture by Hon. Peter Enna, Reverend Sister Bianca Ndeso of the Tertiary Sisters of Saint Francis (TSSF) said the world would be a much better place if more people thought like Hon. Peter Enna.
She encouraged Christians not to wait till they gather so much possession before they think of the needs of others. She said there are always people in need of something and the little that is given to them can go a long way in improving their lives.
She encouraged the widows not to lose their faith despite the fact that they have lost their husbands but to be like the prophetess Anna in the Bible (Luke 2:36 – 38) who because of her faithfulness, lived to see Jesus Christ the son of God.