By Andrew Ikehi in Amman, Jordan
Two hundred and twenty-three pilgrims of Delta State origin have arrived Amman, Jordan, for the 2020 pilgrimage to the Holy City. They are a part of the 315 earlier scheduled for the trip.
The others did not make it with first batch due largely to discrepancies with the Covid 19 tests and results, the 223 of them currently at the Holy land.
Our correspondent reports that the 223 are in high spirit with great expectations to harness the spiritual benefits of the exercise..
The Pilgrims, who were Airlifted to the Holy land via the Port Harcourt International Airport onboard Shaneen Air, touched down at about 7:15 am ( Nigerian Time) at the Queen Alia Airport, Amman after barely six hours flight.
Speaking to our correspondent in their various remarks, some of the pilgrims expressed hope that the exercise will rejuvenate exceeding spiritual impact on their spiritual lives, the State and indeed, the Country.
A former Chairman, Delta State council of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Arch Bishop God-do-well Avwomakpa, is optimiatic that the Pilgrimage will afford the Pilgrims the opportunity to explore the hidden spiritual deposits in the Holy land.
This, according to Avwomakpa, would have ripple positive spiritual effects on the State and the Country at large, just as he enjoined the Delta contingents to be spiritually sensitive inorder for them to reap the benefits of the exercise.
“This is the first time Nigerians are coming to Jordan for this spiritual exercise (pilgrimage). From my research and findings from the Bible, I found out that there are a lot of wonderful and holy places that we need to explore here in Jordan.
“We are hopeful that a lot of good things will definitely come out from this Pilgrimage. We are hopeful that a lot of miracles will happen here during this exercise.
“Jordan is a place that we need to explore for Spiritual impartation. Coming to Jordan is a planned programme by God which we must not take for granted.
“I want to advise every Pilgrim on this journey to use this opportunity to pray earnestly for the State and indeed the Country as I am convinced that through this exercise, revelations will come concerning our state and the country” Avwomakpa said.
Another respondent, Pastor Samuel Ijomone, Assistant General Overseer, Church of The Anointing, Warri, said the exercise will greatly impact on his spirual life as according to him, it would bring to practical terms the realities of the Bible.
He said that he is looking forward to seeing some of the sights recorded in the Holy writ, the Bible where Prophets of old, as well as Jesus Christ performed some miracles.
He listed some of the places of interest to include Mount Nebo, River Jordan, among others.