It was terrific, electrifying, and frightening at Ire Akari Baptist Church, Lagos on Sunday as The Makers’ Praise Foundation held the 14th edition of the Makers’ Praise Concert tagged “Fountain of Life”, Genesis 2:7, Psalm 36:6.
The event which gathered some of the best gospel artists in Nigeria had thousands of worthy shippers across the globe both on-site and online in attendance.
In his welcome address, the Convener of the Makers’ Praise Foundation, Rev Babajide Taiwo appreciated God for the grace to organise the 2022 edition of the Makers’ Praise Concert.
He thanked the father of Champions, the Pastor of the Church that hosted the program, Rev Olu Emmanuel Adisa, and his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Adisa. He appreciated the Chairman of the Deaconate, Deacon Kehinde Adebayo and the Church Secretary, Mrs. Ogundeji, and all members of the Church for their warmth.
Rev Taiwo read John 1:3-5 and noted that God is always ready to bless lives. He said, “What we want to proclaim is the light of God and the light of God is the Fountain of Life.”
He prayed that all those that were in attendance and thirsty shall be satisfied with the living water through Christ in Jesus’ name.
The Praise Foundation in the first session ministered through “Fountain of Living Water and Jesu Lorisun Iye”.
Thereafter, Akin Adetunji and Sunday Adepoju ministered before the Makers’ Praise Foundation team presented “Only You”; Orisun Gbami Mo Ti De”; and “Jesu Olomi Iye”.
The father of Champions, Rev Adisa in a brief exhortation thanked God for the grace to witness the 2022 edition of the Makers’ Praise Concert and the mighty move of God through the Concert. He said talking about the Fountain of Life, “We are talking about the source; a place where there is an unending flow that gives life and freshness to the people. In Him, there is life eternal. Jesus is our Fountain of life” he concluded.
The popular Ayan Jesu ministered to the delight of worshippers with their traditional sekere and other musical equipment. Also ministered at the glorious event were Evangelist Bola Dada and Evangelist Folake Daramola among others.
Rev. David Gbemisola prayed for all the Covenant partners who are the major supporters of The Maker’s Praise Foundation that was championing the Father’s search for true worshippers across the globe.
While addressing journalists, the Convener, Rev Taiwo said that The Maker’s Praise Foundation started in 2009 with the theme “Created for Glory. (Isaiah 43:7)” adding that 2022 makes it the 14th edition.
He noted that the Foundation’s cardinal mission is “to champion the Father’s search for true worshippers. ( John 4:23); gather men and women to join the Heavenly creature in the worship of our creator with understanding and purposefulness. (Rev 4: 4-11); and be a platform for the restoration of the tabernacle of David in Churches (Amos 9: 11).”
He said that the 2022 edition of the Makers’ Praise Concert tagged “Fountain of Life” has been glorious and prayed that the 15th edition in 2023 shall be greater.
He appreciated all members of the team, invited guest ministers, guests, and all the Champions of Ire Akari Baptist Church. He thanked profoundly, the Covenant Partners for their support for the program praying that they shall be richly blessed and the Fountain of Life shall manifest Himself in their lives.
Dignitaries at the event included a former Permanent Secretary, Rev Mrs. Iyabo Obasa, Deacons Adelu, and J.O Adebayo among others.