It was an honour well deserved for Pharm. (Sir) Ifeanyi Atueyi, Pharmanews publisher, as the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International – Nigeria (FGBMFI) conferred on him an Award of Excellence, Dedication and Selfless Service, to mark his 80th birthday and appointment as National Director Emeritus of the group.
The award presentation held at The Redemption Camp, during the 2020 South West Regional Council Meeting of the FGBMFI, in Lagos, from 16-18 January, was the high point of the meeting, as it was the only award presented by the National President of FGBMFI, Arc. Ifeanyi Odedo, during the two-day programme.
Congratulating the Pharmanews boss on the special recognition for his commitment and selfless dedication to the course of the gospel and humanity, Odedo quoted from the Holy Writ in Proverbs 22 verse 29 saying “Seest thou a man diligent in his work, he shall stand before kings and not mere men.”
Founded by a wealthy Armenian American diary farmer named Demos Shakarian, the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International – Nigeria (FGBMFI) use a vast global movement of laymen comprising millions of men being used mightily by God to bring this last great harvest of souls through the outpourings of God’s Holy Spirit, before the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. There are ladies of the fellowship who also play very important roles.
The FGBMFI has got thousands of chapters in about 160 nations of the world. In Nigeria, it has over 3,000 chapters as at the end of December 2011. FGBMFI is a wonderful place to experience new friends, with the popular slogan, “We are the happiest people on earth”.
It has the following as its mission: To reach men in all nations for Jesus Christ; To call men back to God;To help believers to be baptized in the Holy Spirit and to grow spiritually;To train and equip men to fulfill the Great Commission;To provide an opportunity for Christian Fellowship; And to bring greater unity among all people in the body of Christ.