I was at the Christ Embassy Calabar Miracle Crusade; March 25th, 2011.
The first Miracle crusade I have ever attended. A great event it was. Although, during the days leading up to the biggest Christian gathering of the year 2011, I never really envisioned being at the event. However, on the 24th of March, 2011, the eve of the event, my senior brother came around and while discussing, he hinted that he would be attending the event, at that point, although not with 100% certainty, I passed a comment “well, I will join you if you are attending”, and that was it.
The d-day came, the 25th of March, 2011 and right from the early hours, it was clear that everyone in the city (Calabar) was very enthusiastic about attending the crusade. Later that evening, I received a few calls from friends who were attending and wanted to confirm if I will also be attending. All same, as I had already conditioned my mind on the eve of the d-day to join my brother to the event if he was attending, it did not take much for me to make up my mind to finally attend.
The event started by 7pm but my brother earlier called and said he would be going to the stadium by 10pm. At 10pm, we drove down to the stadium and as usual with such big events, we took few minutes to get a parking space as the car parks and the roads around the stadium were occupied with cars.
|Cross-Section of the crowd.|
Finally, we got into the stadium, took a seat in the open-stand section of the stadium and joined in the praise and worship. Lest I forget, the choir was great but the praise took another higher level when the talented likes of Buchi, Samsong (the Bianule crooner) and some other top Christ Embassy music impresarios’ took to the stage.
After the praise and worship came the preaching / ministering by Pastor Marcel Obode. It was a place to be. The atmosphere was electrifying.
I left the stadium at 2:30am on the 26th of March, 2011 although the event had not yet been concluded.
At the end, it was worth it!