….as RCCG prepares administrators for growth
By Olayinka Latona
GENERAL Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has again urged Nigerians to express gratitu-de to God by rededicating their lives to Him with abounding faith in Him.
Adeboye made this known during a special prayer and thanksgiving service for tenants and their families at the RCCG national head-quarters, Throne of Grace Parish, Ebute-Metta, Lagos with a theme: “Building My Own House”.
He explained that God owns all nations and anyone who wants to enjoy His mercy and favour must have faith in Him, noting: “God is the master builder and when we let Him know how much we depend on Him for sustenance and be grateful with the little He has done, we will make it.”
Speaking after the service, the Special Assistant to Pastor Adeboye on Personnel and Administration, Pastor John-son Odesola, said before Festac 77, the naira was equivalent to a dollar and the economy was stronger and better, until Nigerians forgot God and brought all idols in the world to the country.
He said: “Shortly after Festac ’77, we started exp-eriencing negative dev-elopment in the country. We didn’t appreciate God with our oil boom. If we really want God to build this nation, we must return to Him and let Him occupy our national life and know how to manage our successes.”
Odesola also urged Fed-eral and state governments to construct more low cost housing estates to curb the challenge of housing in the country because of the geometric population grow-th in the nation.
“They should address the acute housing deficit in the country. As a religious organ-isation, we are partnering with government to supplem-ent their efforts by providing affordable houses to the preponderance members of our church,” he said.
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In another development, the church recently held a 4-day annual conference and empowerment programme for its administrators in line with the General Overseer’s mandate for a 100 per cent increase in membership.
The programme which held at the Youth Centre, Redemption Camp, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and tagged; “Expanding the church frontiers through effective and efficient adm-inistration,” was attended by 646 administrative officers and computer secretaries from regions, provinces and departments of the mission within and outside the country.
Explaining the strategic position administrators occupy in the organization, S.A. to the G.O., Pastor John-son Odesola in his keynote address, advised the church