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One of the beneficiaries, Emmanuel Igbibike, APICP Admin, LP 14, Pastor Paul Adewunmi, National Overseer, The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Joseph Obayemi during the Let’s Go A Fishing and Empowerment Programme organised by the RCCG Overflowing Mega Zone, Fagba, Lagos

In what could be tagged a life-changing experience, worshippers and non-worshippers recently benefited from the milk of kindness when they went away with skills equipment worth several thousands of Naira during last Easter Let’s Go A Fishing and Empowerment Programme tagged: “Skill Up Entrepreneurship Academic Season Two” organised by The RCCG Overflowing Mega Zone, Fagba, Lagos, an initiative of APICP Admin, LP 14, Pastor Paul Adewunmi.

Early on the church embarked on medical outreach where over 1,000 participants benefitted from medical intervention

According to Pastor Adewunmi, the programme was borne out of the passion to spread the love of Christ and add value to the quality of living of Nigerians; Christians or non-Christian and together with his wife, developed a lifelong project known as SKILL-UP entrepreneur.

He said the project was geared towards developing the skills of participants for the period of three months-two months of intensive training and one month of industrial training.

After the successful completion of the first season, which graduated about 100 students, the academy decided to launch the second season and the graduates were empowered during the last Let’s Go A Fishing Programme where over 20 outstanding students were empowered with tools that would aid their vocational skills.

The graduates emerged from the following departments- Fashion Design, Desktop Publishing, Bead Making, Makeup and Gele Artistry, Catering, Photography and Film-making, Website Design and Music.

The project was managed by Datapower-Africa, a human capacity development organization, which is ITT endorsed and the trainees were trained by Lifeguard Leaders and Vocation School, an equally standard and highly equipped training center.

Beneficiaries include Oluwaji Oseni who went home with photography equipment, Joshua Adeboye, a photo printer; Esther Adesola, make-up tool and Modupe Eniojukan, computer printers, among others.

The National Overseer of RCCG, Pastor Joseph Obayemi, showered praises of appreciation on the convener of the programme and his team. He described the empowerment gesture at Zonal level as first-of-its-kind in the Region 2 Let’s Go A Fishing Outreach. He admonished them to keep the flag flying.

In a brief chat with journalists, Adewunmi said, “the mission’s vision is that we should empower people, feed them also and then plant churches. We felt we needed to pursue the vision of our General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye.

We did the Let’s Go A Fishing and we empowered 120 people on skills acquisition empowerment programme and, at the end, we empowered some of them with solid tools to work.

“We gave out oven for baking, we gave them gas and those who trained in beauty were empowered with full make-up kits, those who graduated with desktop were given computers, and those into music were given pianos and guitar. We also gave those who are into Internet modems.

This is not the first time the church would be embarking on such humanitarian gesture. In May 2016, the church empowered over 30 persons and this year is season 2 and we pray and hope that next year would be better.

“I believe in mixing spirituality with business because the Bible says faith without work is dead. Even Jesus Christ preached and Proverb 22: 29 backed it up that a man who is diligent in his work will stand before Kings and not a mere men.

Jesus Himself had a business according to Act chapter 6. Whom shall we choose to appoint over this business.

He also taught us to do our business and make business according to Isaiah 48. If you don’t have business you cannot make business. Jesus wants us to make profit in the Kingdom.

How does he get funding for the projects? He replied: “I contribute to this and some of my friends in the mission have been very supportive. Also, the members of Hours of Solution, a Wednesday prayer that we do weekly have been supportive.

They saw that we are faithful to that mission, which has continued to touch lives, and they support us with their resources. We are rest assured that we are developing the world-renowned entrepreneurs that would take the world by storm.”


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