The 11th day of October, 2020 was truly a day to be reckoned with. It was indeed a day of jubilation as all roads led to the magnificent temple of Living Christ Mission, Administrative HQ, Onitsha in Anambra State, in commemoration of the presentation of the award as International Mayor of Peace on His Grace, The Most Rev. Prof. Daddy Hezekiah, MFR, by the International Association of World Peace Advocates (IAWPA). His Grace, was by the award, inducted into the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDG) Hall of Fame.
The IAWPA was ably led by their president-general, World Peace President, Amb. Per Stafsen, from Denmark. Among their members who attended the epoch making event were other ambassadors from Eritrea, Sierra Leone and different parts of Nigeria.
Also presented with awards that day were Her Honour, Princess Hephzibah Favour Chukwunazaekpere, the Princess of the Most High God, Icon of Evangelism, Head of Service and Shepherd Mother-General of Living Christ Mission, and her sister, Her Honour, Mighty Princess Samuel Divine-Gift Onyinyeomachukwu, the Lord's Possession Forever, the Delight of the Most High God, the Golden Noble Leader of Living Christ Youths and the Repairer of the Breach. Both princesses received the Eminent Peace Ambassador award.
The Eminent Peace Ambassador award was also bestowed on Dr Chinenye H. Duru, for his significant support for peace development in Nigeria. In addition, he was appointed to the board of trustees of the IAWPA in Nigeria.
God's favour also poured out to 12 individuals, representing the 12 tribes of Isreal, who were honoured to partake in the joy of the Celebrant, and were bestowed with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) award medals from the IAWPA. They are:
- Prof B.O.G Nwanolue, FRHD, Chairman, National Planning Committee.
- Rev Prof Enoch Ajunwa
- Rev. Dr. J. I. Anene
- Pastor Nwabueze Ibezim, President, Body of Pastors
- Brother Oliver Adiele, Original Famous Nkwa Group.
- Brother Ifeanyi Onuonicha, CAN, President, Temple Father's Wing, Living Christ Mission.
- Dr Emmanuel Wornu, Medical Director.
- Hon. Dr Victor Mere, Pro-Chancellor, Hezekiah University, Umudi, Chairman, Governing Council, Hezekiah University, Umudi.
- Pastor Emeka Joseph.
- Brother Chukwuma Onukogu.
- HRH, Eze Okoli.
- Dr Ukpaka, MBBS, MSc, MPHM, MPA, FRCGP (UK based).
The church edifice and environs, was filled to the brim by members, well-wishers and people of goodwill who had come from different parts of the world to celebrate the birthday of His Grace (which falls on the 11th of October), His Grace's 53rd anniversary of his stainless, selfless and unrelenting service to God and humanity, the Annual Convention of the church (Living Christ Mission), as well as the last International Pastors' Conference of the year.
It is worthy of note that the 75,000 capacity temple of Living Christ Mission Administrative HQ, Onitsha, Anambra State, was singlehandedly built by His Grace, the style and pattern being a revelation from God Almighty.