Willfred Ihezie

Born in 1963 to the family of Pa Fintan and late Mrs. Felicia Ihezie. Willy as popularly known, is from Orsu Izombe, Oguta LGA of Imo State, Nigeria.

He started his primary school at Aborsi Primary School Izombe in 9171, on completion of his secondary school education in 1981 at St. Peter Claver Seminary School Okpala, Imo State, he proceeded to Bigard Memorial Seminary where he obtained Diploma in philosophy. In 1989 got admission into University of Calabar where he obtained his B.A. in philosophy. After his graduation and youth service, he worked with the Nigeria Labour Congress Port Harcourt. He later joined the International Bio-Remediation service an oil servicing company in Port-Harcourt.

Due to his love and desire to serve God, he rejected an offer to work with Petrolog and joined Youth With A Mission (YWAM), with his wife where if he did his DTS (Discipleship Training School), after graduation, he was called to serve God by becoming a full staff of YWAM.

In 2004 he went to Mexico with his wife where both did their LTS (Leadership Training School).

He led two DTS and until his death was in charge of personnel(staff) and the chairman of the Leadership Team of the base, he was a member of the National Leadership Team and was deputizing for Paul. Willy is a strict disciplinarian, straight forward, humorous and very lively and fun to be with. Willy was known for his prayer, he lived a prayerful life, when he prays you fill the heavens move. He was hard working.

Willy touched the lives of many. Who can come to Willy without being encouraged? He dedicated himself to the service of God and humanity.

At his burial, the following was read by his family: Bro Willy, the news of your sudden death stunned us, it came like a bad dream, we never expected it. You could not say farewell to us, to your dear wife before passing away. Bro. Willy remember, all those promises, visions, prophecies and revelations. We cannot understand but we accept it in good faith. The LORD gave the LORD has taken away. Job.1:21

Cloud rises upon cloud, storm upon storm. As with job, one messenger of woe was quickly succeeded by another, burdened with tidings of yet heavier sorrow. So has it been with our family in recent years. God even if all of us should die, we will not stop serving you. Where else can we find protection if not you?

Many may claim the power of life and death, but only When God permits. If God permits, then it is the perfect will of God. For all things work together for good for them that love God and those He has called to His purpose.

The death of a righteous man is not an accident. They, then, who are destined to die need not inquire about what death they are to die, but into what place death will usher them.

For those who trust in Christ Jesus, death is not a sheriff dragging them off to court, but a servant ushering them into the presence of a loving lord.