Deaf Christian Association of Nigeria, DeafCAN, has scheduled to hold its 7th Annual National Convention in Makurdi, Benue State from August 1 to 7 to further spread the gospel of Christ to deaf Christians in the Country.
In a statement signed by the National President of DeafCAN, Rev. Uche Promise and made available to journalists in Jalingo yesterday, the group said the convention would also educate deaf Christians on opportunities available to the deaf to enable them live more godly and meaningful lives thereby contributing to the growth of the economy.
The convention, according to the statement would place emphasis on teaching sound Christian virtues, training of Christian leaders, church workers, church administration, financial management and crisis and conflict resolution among others.
The convention with the theme “Looking unto Jesus”, is expected to draw about 2000 participants across the Country according to the statement and would hold at Mount Saint Gabriel’s Secondary School Makurdi.
DeafCAN President in a statement named those to be honoured during the convention to include, the Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom and his wife, Dr. Mrs. Eunice Ortom, the National President of CAN, Rev. Ayokunle, the General Secretary, Rev. Dr. Musa Asake and Senators David Mark, George Akume and Barnabas Gemade.
Others to get the DeafCAN award according to the statement include Benue State CAN Chairman, Rev. Akpen Leva, his immediate predecessor, Archbishop Yimam Orkwar, Rev. Fr. John Terence Ikponko, Wantaregh Paul Unongo, Rev. Tor Ujah, Dr. Mike Atser and Rev.Hinga.
Already, the organizing committee for the convention according to the President has been inaugurated by the Benue State Chapter Chairman of CAN, Rev. Akpen Leva with a charge to do the work with diligence for the glory of God.