The long awaited dedication of the Blessing Centre was held on 19th November 2011, the service was led by Pastor E.A Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). Thousands from within and outside the country attended the function among them were Political, Civic, Religious leaders and the general public.The occasion also saw people coming from far places like South Africa, New Zealand, England and USA.
The function started with a march by church members led by the various ministries from the old church on plot 136 Chinyunyu road Emmasdale to the Blessing Centre on Vubu road. The congregation witnessed the cutting of the ribbon and unveiling of a plaque by Pastor E.A Adeboye. Later, the ministries marched into the Blessing Centre auditorium to show case the ministries that are in Bread of Life Church International. The ministries include: Youth, Young Adults, Women, Men, Hospitality, Intercession, School of Ministry, Music, Choir, Ushers, Protocol, Bread of Life School, Home Based Care, Deaconate, Counselling and Children.
|Part of the ministries that took part in the march in the main foyer of the Blessing Centre|
|Thousands attended the dedication service|
|Pastor E.A Adeboye cutting a ribbon at the main entrance of the Blessing Centre|
|The Bread of Life School was among the ministries that participated in the march|
Bishop Joe Imakando (l), Former Minister of Information and Broadcasting General Ronnie Shikapwasha (c) and Pastor James Gutinyu during the dedication service
Just When Presiding Bishop Joe Imakando was about to invite Pastor Adeboye to the pulpit a storm arose from nowhere and blowing a lot of water and hail in the auditorium causing piece of ceiling which struck one of the congregants. But this did not stop the proceedings as few minutes later the service continued.
When Pastor Adeboye finally took to the pulpit he acknowledged God and declared His presence in the building evidenced by the unusual storm. After he preached, he prayed and dedicated the building to the Lord, he prophesied and declared supernatural increase.
Presiding Bishop Joe Imakando during the Blessing Centre dedication
|Pastor Adeboye preaching at the Blessing Centre during the Service|
|Project Engineer Mr Kasozi giving a brief overview of the building|
|Bishop Imakando (r), Bishop Joseph Mophat Kilioba from Kenya (l) and a representative from Green Africa planting a tree at the Blessing Centre |
|Pastor E.A Adeboye unveiling a plaque at the main entrance to the Blessing Centre|
The Blessing Centre is a beacon of hope and a statement of Gods sovereignty in the land of Zambia. Bread of of life church international has been elevated in the spirit with the dedication of the Blessing Centre. In this year of unprecedented blessing God has surely blessed the church.