Praise Xplosion 2023-In His Time

For everyone present at the Praise Xplosion 2023, the experience will definitely linger for a life-time

The yearly event that provides opportunity for believers and non-believers in Manitoba and indeed the world to gather and praise God in an atmosphere of Joy debuted during the Covid Pandemic with an online version; it later held an in-person show in 2022. The expectations were high as the D-day drew nearer for the 2023 edition.

The meeting commenced with a presentation by a group of young ministers from The Christ Apostolic Church, Vineyard of Comfort, known as the Vessel of honour. Their rendition did set the mood for what was going to be an awesome time in God’s presence. Thereafter, the collective choir took the stage and led everyone in a wonderful time of singing, dancing and worshipping.

The deputy mayor of Winnipeg Hon. Markus Chambers was in the house and he minced no words when he was called to the stage. He described his joy and support for such a program as the Praise Xplosion. He further reiterated the need for everyone present to keep praying for those in government so that God’s wisdom would be available to them to solve problems facing the community.

The convener and founder of STO Global Concept Inc, Mr Gbolahan Oduntan then welcomed everyone to this year’s Praise Xplosion. He also used the opportunity to point out the purpose of the gathering and enjoined everyone to fasten their seats for an unusual time in God’s presence.

Emmanuel B, a gospel artist, billed to perform, took the stage delivering a contemporary style of gospel music that has endeared him to young people. Thereafter a dance group Next Steps from the Next Gen Worship Center ministered in dance. Immanuel drama group thereafter kept everyone glued to their seats with an awesome drama presentation. Jake Fretz, an award-winning gospel artist was next. His ministration was edifying and uplifting, as he sang songs that brought God’s presence down. Pastor (Dr.) Andrew Bawa mounted the podium and encouraged everyone present with scriptures, explaining how God makes all things beautiful in His time, the very theme for this year’s edition of Praise Xplosion.

The night was not going to end quickly, there was still more. The quartet from the popular Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra had both a separate and joint presentation with Bunmi Praise and it was splendid. This was quickly followed by a powerful ministration by minister Kolawole Bekes who pulled down God’s glory and connected the audience to another level of worship and spirituality. After his, Bunmi Praise mounted the stage and literally ignited it with an unusual energy with melodious songs of Praise and Worship. The final presentation for the day was by The Collective Choir – a special group of singers who came together from different churches to form a singing unit for this year’s edition of Praise Xplosion.

Burdens were lifted, joy filled the faces of everyone who attended the Praise Xplosion 2023, attesting to the fact that truly “In the presence of God, there is fullness of Joy…”. The meeting ended with the father’s blessing from Bishop Mike Efezino of Glory and Peace Church as everyone thanked God for the outpour of His presence and grace.