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Anglican Church seeks prayers for Nigeria, giving to under-privileged

By Eniola Daniel
16 December 2021   |   3:55 am
Church of the Nativity (Anglican Communion), Ikoyi, Lagos, has urged prayers for the nation and giving to the under-privileged in the society at Christmas.

Church of the Nativity (Anglican Communion), Ikoyi, Lagos, has urged prayers for the nation and giving to the under-privileged in the society at Christmas.

The church made the call yesterday while announcing its yearly Ephphatha and the Nativity concert slated for Sunday, December 19, 2021 where Rev. Jacob Adebajo Olorundare would be leading artistes in an atmosphere of praise on the grounds of Church of the Nativity at Parkview Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos.

The praise concert will be preceded by a week-long revival and missionary outreach.

Vicar of the church, Ven. Olalekan Popoola, said: “We have to pray into the year 2022 and also give to the society. We want to put a smile on people’s faces as we celebrate the Birth of Jesus Christ. We must show love to everyone. On Sunday, December 19, 2021, we will have the Nativity concert to celebrate Jesus Christ where we will come together with some of the famous artistes in Nigeria.”

According to Popoola, the praise concert would provide ample opportunity to celebrate the Birth of Jesus.

Co-ordinator, Young Women Fellowship of the church, Kate Isa, said: “It’s amazing to witness the revival going on in the church and we want it to spread to every part of the nation. Ephphatha starts with prayers and ministering the word. In the spirit of the season, we will be giving to people in the Epe and Ajah areas of Lagos.”

Speaking on youth empowerment, a member of the planning committee, Segun Dada, said: “As a church, we consider the young people as future of the church. The church never relents in its youth empowerment programme where we have plans for young people to get loans, mentorship and support that will help them to be better equipped to tackle issues of life and to let them know that they are not alone and they can always have a shoulder to lean on.