In Memoriam


EDET GEORGE OFFONG was born on January 3rd 1957 in Urue Offong/Oruko LGA, Akwa Ibom State. After completing his primary education in St. Patrick's School, Mbokpu Eyokan and St. Jude's School, Udung Uwe, he went on to complete his Secondary School education in Methodist Boys' High School, Oron, in June 1975. God's favour was evident in his life as he immediately joined the South Eastern State Ministry of Health as a Clerical Officer on JULY 26, 1975.

That same year, Brother Edet, as he preferred to be called, gave his life to the Lord Jesus Christ in Calabar. After two years of meritorious service in the then Opobo Town (now Ikot Abasi), he was officially inducted into the Civil Service having passed the Civil Service examination for Clerical officers, on Accelerated Promotion Level. He however, gained admission and an in-service scholarship to study Medical Microbiology at the School of Medical Laboratory Science at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.  

These were formative ministerial years for him as he rose from Assistant Prayer Coordinator to Prayer Coordinator and President of the UCH Christian Fellowship In 1981. That same year, he co-pioneered the founding of the Christian Missionary Foundation.

After his graduation in 1982, Edet got married to his young sweetheart, Anna Edet née Ekaso at a glorious marriage ceremony in Uyo on December 10, 1983 and taught Microbiology at Immanuel Hospital School of Nursing, Eket until his first missionary assignment to Liberia 1985-1990.

He was the International Director of Adonai Missions International, also known as, Adonai INTER-AFRICAN Missions, with mission teams in Central and West Africa. 

He is survived by four children - Ememobong, Iniobong, Uduakobong, and Isaac.

Sent by REUBEN on 21/09/2019
Uncle George, little did we know that God will call you so soon. When I shared with you my next assignment, we were to meet at Abuja but I never knew it was no more. Life isn't always fair! In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn't go alone. She left, shortly after nine months you follow: for parts of us went with you. You both left us peaceful memories. Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one the chain will link again. Death, be not proud, though some have called thee mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so; for those whom thou thinkest thou dost overthrow die not, but only rest and sleep. One short sleep past, everyone that sleep in the Lord will wake eternally, and death shall have no more. Death, thou shalt die. When we lose those we love, we must understand that it takes time to learn to feel again, for nothing can touch the heart which is frozen with grief. He is not dead, he is just away.... Sadly missed, but never forgotten. You will always live in the hearts of those you touched like me. Adieu!! - From Ifreke Ekaso.
Sent by Ifreke on 21/09/2019
What a faithful communicator and encourager! My sincere condolences. May God shepherd you through this difficult time. Dr. Ramesh Richard Founder and President/RREACH, Professor/Dallas Theological Seminary
Sent by Melissa on 18/09/2019