The Kingdom Empowerment Conference Week started with church visitation in Abuja on Sunday 6th of May, 2018. The visits were conducted by the Guest Speakers – Bishop Joseph Garlington, Dr. Leif Hetland, Dr. Tom Jones and Charity Cook. Members of the International Ministry Team and Lapis Lazuli Ministries Team also joined the Guest Speakers. The team split into groups to visit. The churches visited were: The Transforming Church, Gwarinpa, Foursquare Church, Asokoro, RCCG Throne Room, Transcorp Hilton, RCCG City of David, Ecumenical Centre, The Redeemed Evangelical Mission, Utako and RCCG Jesus House, Silverbird Galleria, 4th Floor.
Mrs. Sola Momoh, the Vice Chairman of Channel Television on behalf of Lapis Lazuli Ministries Board hosted a welcome dinner at Nicon Hotel in the evening of Sunday 6th of May, 2018 for the Guest Speakers, members of the International Ministry Team and Lapis Lazuli Ministries Team.
This year’s Kingdom Conference tagged “Kingdom Empowerment Conference” started in Abuja on Monday 7th of May, 2018 at the International Conference Centre, Central Area 11, 900, Herbert Macaulay Way, Abuja, Nigeria. It is important to note that, Lapis Lazuli Ministries has organized Kingdom Conferences for 4 (four) years in Lagos and 2 (two) years in Abuja.
The conference was from 9:00am to 5:00pm and opening healing session held from 6:00pm to 9:00pm on Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th of May, 2018. Over 2,000 Participants attended the conference from all parts of Nigeria such as Abuja, Maiduguri, Jos, Kaduna, Kafanchan, Yola, Kano and Lagos. Some participants who came in bus loads from the Northern Part of Nigeria were accommodated. Also, Widows were brought in and accommodated during the conference days. Other Africa countries represented include Ghana, Togo. Participants also attended from the United States of America, Europe and the United Kingdom.
The Guest Speakers were Bishop Joseph Garlington, the Senior Pastor of Covenant Church of Pittsburgh who was accompanied by his wife Mrs. Barbara Garlington, Dr. Leif Hetland, the President of Global Awareness Mission, Dr. Tom Jones, the Vice President of Global Awakening and Charity Cook of Global Awakening.
Some of our international guests were Alun Leppitt, the Director of Global Awakening Europe who 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 the conference every year. She is a Kingdom Pastor and co-Leader of Bethel Sozo at Light House, London.
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.
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.
Eventful (a registration company) handled the registration in a professional manner. Registration opened at 8:00am. Those who had pre-registered online before the conference had their name tags ready for pick up at the venue. They were welcomed with a smile, promise card (a verse in the bible) and sweet into the hall.
The worship session was led by Pastor Chingtok Ishaku, the Senior Pastor of God Life Assembly, Zaria. He led the worship session for the second time as he ministered at the First Kingdom Conference in Abuja last year.
The Conference started with the Founders of Lapis Lazuli Ministries, Mr. & Mrs. Femi Bajomo welcoming participants to the conference. Ven. Ebenezer then came out to pray for the couple – Mr. & Mrs. Bajomo as the conference was taking off. The Head of PFN, Rev. Isaac Komolafe prayed to open session.
Guest Speakers spoke on topics such as Identity, Covering our shame, healing our hearts of wounds and lies, How do we behave? How do we survive when we are in the middle of the story…
Dr. Leif Hetland, popularly known as an Ambassador of love was to teach at the evening session on the first evening. However, Father God took over when Mr. Bajomo brought a Participant who had been released from 2 year captivity and needed special attention. Dr. Hetland wept with the love of the Father and created space for Father God to come Himself to heal the broken hearted, the oppressed and wounded along with this young girl. There was much weeping and love from the Father’s heart and people drank deeply of the Father’s love. There was no preaching but just a sensitivity to the Father’s love heart and the manifest Presence of the Lord.
During this time, the group from Kano were invited down from the upper gallery where they sat to receive the love of the Father. After about an hour there was a shift in the atmosphere, Pastor Chingtok and the worship team led the most wonderful Holy Ghost Party as everyone danced to Hausa songs. There were such love in the room that speakers, participants loved on one another and danced.
We were honoured to have the Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbanjo join the evening session on the Second Day as Bishop Garlington taught prophetically on how to do spiritual welfare. It was a memorable way to end the conference.
There were a lot of testimonies from the conference such as sight being restored, the deaf hearing. To read more about testimonies/feedback, please visit our website: www.lapislazuliministries.org
- Various church leaders from different denominations attended and worshipped the Mighty God together.
- Participants attended from all walk of life.
- So many were healed emotionally and physically.
A post conference meeting was held on Friday 25th of May, 2018 to thank God for a successful conference. Members shared their feedback and the way forward for the next conference.