By DUMAH RANDONG
CHURCH of Christ in Nations, Regional Church Council (RCC) Dadin Kowa Jos, last Sunday witnessed a mammoth crowd as guests, the clergy, family and well-wishers gathered to give thanks to God as Rev. Dr. David Pofi bowed out of service in the Lord’s vineyard.
Among the guests at the retirement service, were the Plateau State Deputy Governor, Professor Sonni Tyoden, his wife, Abigail Tyoden, former governor of the state, Senator Jonah Jang and wife, Talatu Jang and other dignitaries came to felicitate with the Pofi family as he retire from active service.
It is the tradition of the Church to set aside a day to pray and appreciate God for a successful service. Speaking at the retirement service, Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong described Rev. Pofi as a passionate person who dedicated his life in the service of God.
The governor while praying for a peaceful retirement noted that the celebrant still has work to do for the Lord as he said there was no retirement in God’s work.
COCIN president, Rev. Dr. Dachollom Datiri represented by the Vice President, Rev. Dr. Obed Dashan described Pofi as someone who has served with dignity and integrity.
He said Pofi has used his time to touch live through discipleship.
Datiri however pointed out that the Church has been underdeveloped because people who called themselves believers have not lived up to expectations.
He challenged politicians to be aware of deceptive politicians and serve according to the oath they have taken before coming into office.
In a sermon, Guest preacher at the retirement service, Rev. Musa Agwom said a good shepard is someone who did not allow his flock to wander away because he attach so much value to them.
Earlier, while performing the retirement rites, Chairman Provincial Church Council, Rev. Bulus Tsok charged the retiring Pastor to continue to serve God for the rest of his life.
On his part, Rev Dr. David Pofi and wife Gyarta Pofi while appreciating God for taking them through all those years said they were short of words to express their joy for what he has done in their lives.
Pofi said after retirement he will continue with the work of God as an itinerary evangelist, the work he was doing before he was attached to a Church.
He also gave glory to God for blessing the family with 5 children whom he said were God fearing . High points of the occasion were donations, presentation of gifts as well as special prays for the family as he bowed out of active service.