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RCCG fetes less-privileged members, preaches love

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Some of the less privilege receiving donation from the Pastor of the church and his wife, Pastor and Mrs. Ojo<br />Photo: Eniola Daniel<br />

The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Reconciliation Centre, Province 67, Mushin, Lagos, yesterday doled out food, clothes, and sundry items to some less privileged persons during the sixth edition of the church’s annual welfare programme.

Speaking with The Guardian, the host, Pastor Ademola Ojo, said: “We started when we discovered that some people after service come around to ask for money for food. Others come to church wearing tattered clothes.

We decided that in our little way, we should cloth them, give them food and assist them as a way to express our love to people around us.”

The pastor who preached on the theme: ‘Greater Love’, said: “I think we lack love in Nigeria; if there is true love, we will look out for the wellbeing of every citizen. We will not kill ourselves.

If we truly love one another, what our president is enjoying would be what the common man can also enjoy.

Another bad thing in our society is that even when we say the government don’t love the masses, the masses don’t also show love to one another. You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.”

By the grace of God, we will continue to do this .. We discovered that everyone on his own,

On her part, the wife of the pastor, Mrs. Stella Ademola Ojo while speaking on the aim of the programme and the expenses, she said, “this is it’s actually capital intensive, but we’ve not taken any loan, God has been using his people to make donations voluntarily without being coerced.

We started this programme as Welfare, and all the while, we’ve been believing God for a name until this year when God told us that it should be called Expression of Love: We are expressing God’s love by reaching out to the less privilege considering the present situation in the country.

There are a lot of people around us who have found it difficult to eat three squares meal a day, and for the fact that in the month of September the children resume school and parents are burdened with how to provide for their wards, we just felt it would be a nice time to reach out to them.

“We don’t have a particular set of people or group we are targeting in our giving, our focus is on everyone that falls in the category of the less privilege.

Usually, during this programme we make food, clothes, shoes available.

For the past four years, we’ve been giving out 200 pieces of six yards of Ankara to women.

We are doing this because we are children of God and every year the programme has continued to expand, and God has said we should shine our light: we want the light of the gospel to be shown in this environment so that those that are yet to know Christ will come to the knowledge of the saving grace of God through this.


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