Pastor (Mrs.) Precious Diana Abasi, was recently honoured with the Virgin Queen Award for the year 2018 by the General Overseer of Christ’s Love Pentecostal Church, Agbor, Pastor Louis Adione.
According to Pastor Louis Adione, the initiator of the award which started in 2006, the Virgin Queen Award, which is a divine mandate, was instituted by God’s divine direction in order to inculcate a sense of virginity and purity to young people, mostly the young girls, saying it is biblical because God honours virgins and men also celebrate them. Continuing, he stated that the virgin Queen Award is part of his ministry, noting that God is a good God, who loves good things, hence as God’s children, we need to do good things and live a life of righteousness.
Speaking further, Pastor Adione, who is also the Proprietor of Jesus Kids Nursery and Primary School, Agbor, said the aim of the outreach is geared towards fighting HIV/Aids, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), Abortions and untimely death, through the promotion of virginity among the girl child, stressing that the best gift which the ladies can give to their husbands on their wedding night is their virginity; emphasizing that every man will honour a wife whom he marries as a virgin.
In a brief speech, before the award presentation, which took place at the church auditorium located at 104, Umudein Street, Agbor, the man of God informed the gathering comprising youths and some elderly persons at the event that God honours virgins, hence He prefers to use them, like Mary the mother of Jesus, whom God used to bring His son into the world. Another was Queen Esther who was a virgin through whom Israel was saved, in Babylon during King Ahasuerus. He admonished the young girls to remain pure till they get married, as it will help them to focus on their education and the question of abortion and untimely death will not arise.
According to him, he gives the award to any lady irrespective of the church she attends, in as much as she keeps herself pure and it is discovered on her wedding night and confirmed by her husband.
High point of the event was the wearing of the virgin Queen Crown on the recipient, Pastor (Mrs.) Precious Diana Abasi, and a cash award of twenty thousand naira to her, by Pastor Louis Adione.
During question and answer session by participants at the event, when asked how she was able to remain a virgin from her primary to tertiary education until she got married, Pastor (Mrs.) Abasi said she was able to overcome the temptation because of her love for God, her commitment in obeying the commandment of God to be pure, and her determination to marry as a virgin.
On her part, Pastor (Mrs.) Aduba, the mother of the 2018 virgin Queen Awardee, thanked God for the honour bestowed on her by the award given to her daughter.
When asked how she was able to train her daughter to be a virgin until she got married she said that it was through the grace of God and the commitment of herself and her late husband in training their children in the ways and fear of God, that enabled her children to live a decent life style. She encouraged parents to always train up their children in the fear of God.
Speaking with newsmen, Pastor Diana Abasi Udoh, the husband of the awardee, said he never believed it when the wife told him that she was a virgin, when he first approached her, but stated that he was elated and that gave him the courage to wait until after their wedding, when he actually confirmed that she was indeed a virgin. Continuing, he disclosed that of a truth, God honours virgins of which being married to one, makes him to enjoy the bountiful blessings of God.
In a chat with Ika Weekly Newspaper reporter shortly after the ceremony, Pastor Louis Adione said he will continue to give out the award until Christ comes. He also disclosed that he has started preaching the virtue of virginity to pupils of his school, saying that God asked him to start the school so that he will be able to bring up the children early in life in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Continuing, he stated that tuition is free for the orphans and children of widows in the school, disclosing that they have up to 70 of such children currently in the school.