EMEVOR (Delta) – Bishop Columba Niboro on Thursday in Emevor, Delta State, urged parents to pray for their children and not rain curses on them.
Niboro gave the advice at the service of songs held in honour of late Mrs Agnes Ukeseh, the mother of the Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Olorogun Ima Niboro, at the James Welch Grammer School, Emevor.
He said that he and his siblings were successfull today because of the relentless prayers of their mother.
The Bishop, who is the elder brother of the NAN managing director, added that no matter how stubborn he and his siblings were as children, their mother never cursed them but rather prayed for them.
Drawing his exhortation from 1 Corinthians 15, verses 51 to 58, the bishop advised people to view death as a call to be with the Lord rather than something to mourn.
He added that their mother lived a sacrificial life and worked hard to ensure the comfort of her children and those around her and having finished her work, had returned back to her creator.
Evangelist Raphael Tadheke of the United Believers Mission, Agnes Ukeseh House of Prayer, also cautioned on the need for people to live worthy lives so that in death, they would be celebrated and remembered for good.
The late Ukeseh passed on on Aug. 28 at the age of 79.
She was a devout Christian and a retired nursing matron, with a lifetime commitment to the service of God, the Church and community. (NAN)