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Yuletide: RCCG, Mercyland uplift the living standard of less privileged

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By Sam Eyoboka, Bose Adelaja & Theresa Moses

THE Redeemed Christian Church of God RCCG, Region 19 in Lagos and the Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry, Warri, Delta State, used the occasion of this year’s Yuletide to exp-ress the love of Jesus Christ by up-lifting the living standard of fellow Nigerians and putting a smile on their faces.

Pastor E A Adeboye, General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church 

While RCCG Region 19 headed by a Special Assistant to the General Over-seer/Pastor-in-charge of Region 19, Pastor Brown Oyitso, distributed 3,000 bags of rice among the needy at the Police College in Ikeja, Lagos, the General Overseer of Christ Mercyland Deliver-ance Ministry, Warri, Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin splashed N30 million on workers in his church to celebrate the Christmas.

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RCCG General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye at the Police College, Ikeja venue, extolled the unique name of Jesus, saying the name performs won-ders all the times. He specifically rec-ognised the name “Wonderful” among the names given to Jesus, noting that because His birth and conception were wonderful, no other name can bring sal-vation and deliverance except the name Jesus.

Adeboye, represented by National Overseer (Nigeria), Pastor Joseph Obayemi spoke on the theme: “His name is wonderful”, during a special Christmas service to mark the end of the 2018, Let’s-Go-A-Fishing programme.

According to Adeboye, Jesus Christ has five unique names that work wonders for those who trust and believe in them. He spoke expressly on the name Wonderful where he highlighted that as wonderful, Jesus was there be-fore we were created, that his name confirms that He is never dead, that any-body that believes in Him can also do signs and wonders like Him.

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“Similarly, His name can bring fortune and influence to the world, heal the broken hearted, give peace to every storm, restore destinies and cancel sorrow both physically and emotionally”, he said.

Also, the Special Assistant to the General Overseer on Missions, Pastor Brown Oyitso, who doubles as the Pastor-In-Charge of Region 19, the First Born Family, reiterated that the region has continued to touch lives over the years in line with the instruction of the General Overseer, Pastor Adeboye. On behalf of the Family, he gave out over 3,000 bags of rice to worshippers at the servi-ce.

The programme coordi-nator for Region 19, Pastor Sola Agunbiade stated that apart from the physical needs, the region has also been able to meet the spiritual needs with the word of life ministered by Pastor Obayemi.

The Pastor-In-Charge of CSR, Lagos Province 23, Gbagada, Pastor Ade Omokorede stated that apart from the distribut-ion of foodstuffs and cooked food in all the parishes in the region, soul winning is the primary goal as more than a hundred souls gave their lives to Christ during the progra-mme.

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In a related development, for the residents of Agid-ingbi Community in Ikeja, Lagos State, it was the be-ginning of a new dawn with the donation and comm-issioning of a borehole in their area by the Redeem-ed Christian Church of God, Dominion Sanctuary ACME Parish, Ogba.

The project was conceiv-ed by the church as part of its Christian Social Res-ponsibility (CSR) initiatives to ensure access to pota-ble water by the communi-ty.

Pastor-In-Charge of Reg-ion 19, Pastor Brown Oyitso who led other ministers of God to the commissioning, said the intervention was in align-ment with the vision and mission of the church which regularly embarks on various CSR initiatives and investments as a way of positively impacting the quality of lives within the communities the church is located.

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This, according to him, is a direct response to inst-ructions of General Over-seer, Pastor Enoch Adebo-ye who mandated all RCCG parishes to ensure that their impacts are felt positively on the commu-nities where they are located.

Oyitso, who doubles as Special Assistant to the General Overseer on Miss-ions, said the latest inter-vention was sequel to the realization of the special need of the community which has long lacked access to potable water. With this gesture, he believes life has come back to the community because “water is life”.

He assured the commu-nity that the church will continue to partner with them on their other identi-fied needs even as he lauded the existing cordial relationship between the church and the commu-nity.

An elated Baale of Agidi-ngbi, Chief Ganiyu Aruna was full of praises for the church for coming to the aid of his people. He re-affirmed the serious pro-blems posed by lack of access to potable water by the community and was happy that the RCCG has brought succor to them and has put smiles on the-ir faces.

“Since I became Baale of this community, this kind of gesture has never ha-ppened. I pray that the good Lord will continue to be with the church and im-bue the leadership with more wisdom to do more”, he said.

Naira rain for church workers

The General Overseer of Christ Mercyland Deliver-ance Ministry, Warri, Pro-phet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin doled out a total of N30 million to over 2,000 church workers drawn from maintenance, pool, mobile police/Mercy City security, printing, accounts, media, trans-port, protocol, pastorate, ushers, sanitation/clean-ers, choir, mercy city lodger/porter departments to enable them celebrate a worthy Christmas.

An accountant, Mr. In-spector Pakemi who re-ceived N500,000 cash, was so excited and imm-ediately sent his wife to the nearest market to do more shopping for the Yuletide, expressing gra-titude to the man of God for generosity.

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Mr. Asaba Friday of the protocol department who got N250,000 said: “I wasn’t expecting it at all. I am over joyed, speechless and prayed God to bless the man of God with more anointing and long life.”

Prophet Fufeyin also adm-onished Nigerians to use the Yuletide season to offer special prayers and praise to God in appre-ciation of a better Nigeria.

“We need to do good in the House of God, pray without ceasing, sacrifice without complaining, live a Christ-like life because Nigeria will be better,” he said.

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