By WILLIAM JIMOH
General Overseer of the Gospel Faith Mission Internat-ional (GOFAMINT), Pastor Elijah Oludele Abina has urged memb-ers to always preach sound, balanced and undiluted gospel and be progress oriented by contributing to the deve-lopment of one another as well as supporting the expansion of God’s work.
Speaking Wednesday at the official dedication of 12 assemblies of region 12 and the foundation laying ceremony of the regional headquarters church in Magodo, Lagos, Abina who was represented by the deputy general over-seer, Pastor Samuel Ewu-ola, stressed that the region was able to achie-ve its “vision seven of 12” through interest exhibit-ed by both leaders and members of the region.
“The vision seven of 12 implies that 12 churches will be dedicated at 12 noon on the 12th day of the 12th month of the year 2012 in region 12 by 12 national leaders and that is what the Lord has done to us today and it is marvelous in our eyes,” he added.
Abina noted that the buildings were dedicat-ed, “for the preaching of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, for the salvation of the unsaved; for the preaching of the Word of God, for the edification of the believer, for the nurture and admonition of young and children in faith once delivered unto the saints.”
He maintained that if not for the impact of the growing churches, with daily increase in our population and falling societal standards, the negative effect would have been unbearable to all; just as he added that the church still has a lot to do.
Speaking further, Abina admonished every Nig-erian to give peace a chance, most especially at this period of celebrat-ion.
In his keynote address, GOFAMINT regional pastor, Region 12 Lagos, Pastor Peter Awodimila urged both the clergy and the laity to rise up indi-vidually and collectively to the challenges of building and raising GOFAMINT to an envia-ble height, noting that the vision was conceived in realization of the chall-enges facing the region.
His word: “There were shocking discoveries during my familiarisation tour of the assemblies, that members were wor-shipping under canopies, but thank God a vision has been fulfilled today. Having achieved our vision, our messages, services and worship must match the challeng-es of our time.”