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Thousands to gather for global New Years Eve service

PICTURED: Pastor Chris Oyakhilome

MORE THAN 30,000 believers will gather on December 31 in Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa for a massive free celebration, led by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.

Believers from all over the world will be united for a night intended to give Christians time to reflect on the past year and allowing them to dedicate themselves to God for the upcoming year.

The event which turned into an annual tradition will be hosted by Pastor Chris and Christ Embassy.

The dusk-till-dawn event won’t be just available to those in attendance. The December 31 service will also be broadcasted live over radio and the Internet and LoveWorldTV – the world’s first 24-hour Christian satellite television network.

The New Year’s Eve Ceremony is expected to be a night of worship, prayer, singing and dancing. Moreover, an important aspect of the event would be the distribution of the Future African Leaders Awards (FALA), which also have turned into a tradition, sponsored by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome. The FALA Project is designed to honor and encourage outstanding young citizens of Africa who through various activities managed to make the continent a better place.

Notable young African leaders will get awarded with scholarships. Selected winners from previous years achieved many great things for the continent of Africa, including speaking in front of a panel of U.N. and international leaders.

One of the winners – Rose Salaka managed to have several thousand tons of food donated to impoverished citizens of the nation of Malawi. Other winners have gone on to speak out about women’s rights, organized many fund-raising concerts, youth empowerment programs and various other impressive activities.

The FALA has been in existence since 2014 and have paved the ways of many young African leaders with ideas and visions for the future of the continent. For these reasons, the FALA has been respected as the centerpiece of Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s New Year’s Eve event.

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