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CAN president urges Nigerians to trust in God


Rev.  Olasupo Ayokunle

Rev. Olasupo Ayokunle

In the face of biting hardship and growing unemployment occasioned by the economic recession in the country, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Olasupo Ayokunle, has urged Nigerians to believe in God for all their needs in spite of the depressing times.

Ayokunle, who is also President of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, made the call at the 50th anniversary celebration of Ajayi Dahunsi Memorial Baptist Church, Ilasa, in Lagos State.

In his sermon entitled Thriving Daily for a Christ Centered Fellowship, he said Nigerians needed to embrace fellowship where love thrives by serving others. “We need to unite more than ever before to put away those things that have caused us ridicule and shame by coming together to share with one another as recorded in Acts 2:42-47, where people shared all that they had among themselves with no one lacking anything.”

Pastor of the church, Rev Shola Idowu, said: “We are celebrating despite the economic hardship to illustrate the fact that God is the ultimate provider. We can’t depend on the government or any individual to meet our needs.

“As part of the celebration, we have been able to reach out to residents in our community by providing free medical care, cancer awareness talk, and given out some stipends to some indigent members.”

He advised Nigerians to believe in God as the only reliable source. “God is able and faithful, we know that no matter the situation, God is able to bring us out of that situation. This is not the time to be distraught, it is not a time to express hopelessness, it is a time to really showcase the God we have been talking about all this while.”

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