Thank you everyone and farewell

Dr Alex Appiah.
Dr Alex Appiah.

Decisions, decisions, decisions! There comes a time in life that everyone has to make matured and informed decisions that affect the course and the direction of their lives.

We make decisions about where to live, what job or career to pursue and importantly, who to marry or spend the rest of our lives with.

Dr Alex Appiah outside the Life Centre in Market Weighton.

Dr Alex Appiah outside the Life Centre in Market Weighton.

Tony Robbins, the American entrepreneur, best-selling author and philanthropist said: “It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.”

We should therefore not be afraid to take decisions in life. This week, as a nation, we are being called to make a decision that will affect our identity, sovereignty and the kind of society our unborn children will live in.

There have been many claims and counter claims made by the opposing sides on the EU referendum debate.

In my opinion, the question that everything regarding the EU referendum boils down to is this: What is important to us as a nation – sovereignty and self-determination or political alliance and expediency?

As you go to the polling booth today, let me remind you about a statement of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th US President.

He said: “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”

Failure to do nothing about the course of this great nation is not an option. Also, defaulting to the status quo, because of the fear of uncertainty may only leads to future regret.

All voters would be wise to heed to the counsel of Michelle Obama, the first lady of the United States. She said: “You can’t make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen.”

May the good Lord that is nation once faithfully serve lead it back to the ancient path of greatness.

May, I also take this opportunity to thank all those who have supported my ministry to the people of East Yorkshire and beyond for the past 10 years. I bid you all farewell as I move on to begin a new ministry in a different location. It is my prayer that the Lord of grace will continue to sustain, guide and bless this nation, this area and your families. Once again thank you and do not give up hope!