Chief Uwajeh; My Faith In God Led Me To Build A Church
The Man Who Donated Saint Augustine Catholic Church Chaplaincy sited within Saint Augustine College premises, Chief Victor Uwajeh, has ascribed the 1, 000 sitting capacity church building to his faith in God and to appreciate God for his wonderful and miraculous Acts in his life.
The Business mogul raved about the wonders of God in his life and family in a Reception held at his residence at Ibusa, shortly after the church service in Saint Augustine Chaplaincy, Ibusa, Oshimili North local government area of Delta State.
“What inspired me was my faith in God and like I said earlier in church, when God speaks to you and you listen”, revealing that he was remunerated by God whenever he gave to Him within the shortest possible time in some cases.
“And the inspiration comes from the fact that in time past, each time I have done something for God, I got the reward most time almost instant and that was the encouragement”.
He also disclosed that the ill health of his mother then who took ill for the first time seven decades ago was another inspiration for him, “my mother fell ill for the first time since I was born and that is close to seven decades ago and as I alighted from the altar, where I was just given an award, I got a call in which my mother has been rushed to the hospital.
“I came out from the church that same day and the Reverend Father approached me asking that I help them build, that was how it started. And fortunately for me because I listened to God, I was calm, I saw the Reverend Father later on and I decided to shame the Devil with it”.
According to him, “my mother was in a coma for 16 days and was hospitalized for 13 weeks. Today, you saw her in church. May the Lord be praised”.
He said the decision to build the Chaplaincy at Saint Augustine College was the fact that Saint Augustine had nothing before now, noting that it was by divine inspiration that the Reverend Father approached him, “I found out that they didn’t have a place of worship. Less than six months before he approached me, the church was approved as a parish. I found out later that the approval was on my wedding anniversary which is like almost 40 years ago”.