BY Etop Ekanem
A cleric with Foursquare Gospel Church, Pastor Dayo Adewumi, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to declare a three-day fasting and prayer throughout the federation over the current security challenges and for peace to return.
Pastor Adewumi, Foursquare’s Senior Pastor/District Overseer, Ikeja District, Lagos, made the call at a briefing as part of activities marking the church’s Silver Jubilee.
He said: “There is deep division, security challenges, poverty and joblessness across the land. But we believe rather than give way to depression and despondency, it is a challenge to all Christians to pray and entreat God for mercy.”
He said rather than lose hope since the country had not realised her full potentials 52 years after independence, Nigerians must continually pray for divine intervention as peace and sanity will be restored.
The cleric said activities lined up to commemorate the silver jubilee, with the theme Unto a Higher Altitude, include the dedication of the sanctuary of the church by the General Overseer of the Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria, Rev. Felix Meduoye on Sunday; and an anniversary lecture, entitled Rekindling the Embers of True Gospel and Disciple Making for End-Time Revival on Tuesday, October 16.
The guest lecturer will be Prof. Israel Adu, Pro-Chancellor, McPherson University, while there will be revival fire conference between October 17 and 21.