The team (Guest Speakers, International Ministry Team, Visiting Guests and Lapis team) returned to Lagos after the Abuja conference on Wednesday 9th of May, 2018.
Prior to the Lagos Conference, Coalition of Apostles (a gathering of Church Leaders) was hosted by Senior Pastor Wale Adefarasin, the Senior Pastor at Guiding Light Assembly, Park View, Ikoyi. Three (3) of the Guest Speakers (Bishop Joseph Garlington, Dr. Leif Hetland, and Dr. Tom Jones) ministered to the gathering of Church Leaders from 10:00am to 3:00pm on Thursday 10th of May, 2018. Also, Senior Pastor & Mrs. Wale Adefarasin hosted the Guest Speakers, the International Ministry Team and Lapis Lazuli Ministries Team to lunch after the ministration.
In the evening of Thursday 10th of May, Mr. & Mrs. Femi Bajomo hosted a reception party in Victoria Island, Lagos for the Guest Speakers, members of the International Ministry Team and Lapis Lazuli Ministries Team.
The Lapis Lazuli Ministries 5th Kingdom Conference tagged the Kingdom Empowerment Conference was held in Lagos on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th of May, 2018 at Landmark Events Centre, Oniru, Victoria Island, Lagos. The conference started at 9:00am on Friday. The teaching session lasted from 9:00am to 5:00pm and an open healing session was held from 6:00pm to 9:00pm on both days.
Over 1,500 Participants attended from all parts of Nigeria such as Lagos, Ogun, Ibadan, Ogbomoso, Rivers, Abuja and Ilorin. Other Africa countries represented include Ghana, Togo. Participants also attended from the United States of America, Europe and the United Kingdom.
They were leaders of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) and other denomination leaders present at the conference. The Bishop of Rivers State, Bishop Ralph Ebirien led a team of Senior Clergy from Rivers State and also students from the Theological College, Umuahia.
Guest Speakers: The Guest Speakers were Bishop Joseph Garlington, the Senior Pastor of Covenant Church of Pittsburgh, Dr. Leif Hetland, the President of Global Awareness Mission, Dr. Tom Jones, the Vice President of Global Awakening and Charity Cook of Global Awakening.
International Guests: Alun Leppitt, the Director of Global Awakening Europe was accompanied by his wife Donna Leppitt. It was their second time of visiting Nigeria as they attended the 2017 Kingdom Conference.
Claudio Killias from Global Awakening Switzerland was visiting Nigeria for the first time.
Trish Riley attended from Light House London. She has attended every previous Kingdom Conferences. She is a Kingdom Pastor at Light House London and Co-Leads Bethel Sozo.
Sherri Lewis the Director of Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry, Cameroon. She came with 2(two) of her staff Bessie Nchenge who heads the Bethel Sozo Ministry and Boris Wango who heads Pastoral Care.
International Ministry Team: Chandra Domich, Alison Clay, Connie Wood, Vera Lanz-Schultze, Janis Bradley, Cathy Carpenter and Judy Williams came on team from different parts of America and Europe to serve as International Ministry Team.
Conference Registration: Participants were welcomed by our registration team to the 2-Day conference in Lagos. They were welcomed with a smile, sweet and promise cards (a verse in the bible). They felt welcomed to the conference and were happy to walk into the hall.
The registration process was handled by Eventful (a registration company). Registration started at 8:00am.
The session was opened by Mr. & Mrs. Femi Bajomo welcoming participants from all over Nigeria and abroad. Pastor Wale Adefarasin, the Senior Pastor of Guiding Light assembly went up to say the opening prayer.
Worship: Nathaniel Bassey a gospel music icon led the worship session. The presence of God was felt in the hall. The flags used by some participants during worship was colourful. Some other participants used horn during worship.
Teaching Sessions: Some of the topics taught by our Guest Speakers are: Identity, Covering our Shame, How do we behave? How do we Survive when we are in the middle of the Story and Healing our hearts of wounds and lies.
Talk on Bethel Sozo: As part of the activities for the first day, Mrs. Trish Riley, a Kingdom Pastor and Co-Leader of Bethel Sozo Light House London, gave a talk on Bethel Sozo, a unique inner healing ministry. The talk was held in one of the break out rooms at the venue. Some of the Participants present signed up to have Personal Sozo session. To know more about Bethel Sozo, please visit www.bethelsozonetworknigeria.org
Book Launch: Dr. Mina Bajomo’s book – Co-Labouring with the Lord was launched on Saturday 12th of May, 2018. The book contains the synopsis of the Kingdom Conference from its inception and how the vison was received and carried out by the Founders of the ministry and the team. To order for a copy, please visit our office at 109, Awolowo Road (opposite Standared Chartered Bank), Ikoyi, Lagos.
Healing Room/Those Interested in taking Healing into churches: A healing room was set up for the first time at the conference venue. The healing room was opened at break time for people who need prayer to walk in to be attended to by a member of Lapis Lazuli Ministries Team. It was also opened to those who would like to observe how easy it is for healing to take place. Some healings took place after prayer and these were recorded.
On Saturday 12th of May, 2018 Pastor Udy Ntia addressed Pastors/Church Leaders who would like to start the healing ministry in their churches.
Testimonies from the conference: There were a lot of testimonies from the conference such as a man who walked away without his crutches. He was healed of partial stroke. To read more about testimonies/feedback, please visit our website: www.lapislazuliministries.org
Church Visitation: On Sunday 13th of May, 2018, the Guest Speakers, members of the International Ministry Team and Lapis Lazuli Ministries split into groups to visit This Present House, Lekki Phase 1; Guiding Light Assembly, Park View, Ikoyi; Trinity House, Water Corporation Road, Oniru, Victoria Island; RCCG New House Parish, VI Extension.
Post Conference Meeting: A post conference meeting was held on Tuesday 29th of May, 2018 to thank God for a successful conference. Members shared their feedback and the way forward for the next conference.