RCCG youths champion #SpreadTheWordNotTheVirus campaign
In the fight to beat the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world, G-180 youth fellowship of the Redeemed Christian of God (RCCG), King’s Palace Lagos, Province 19 have kicked off a campaign to educate Nigerians on the need to stop the spread of fake information. The young people have also encouraged Nigerians to focus on the inspiring and powerful life lessons gained during the pandemic, which are maintaining simple personal hygiene, value on relationships and place of the church.
The campaign which is in partnership with Digitalprwire is targeted at stimulating and building trust in God’s unchanging word. It will also feature a two-minute video entry from young people quoting a scriptural verse that uplifts the minds of Nigerians using the hashtag #Spreadthewordnotthevirus.
According the founder Digitalprwire, Celestine Achi, millennials are a major stakeholder and collaborating with the G-180 youths will further help reach our target audience while achieving set objectives. “Join us, in this social evangelism campain to spread the word of hope and combat the spread of the virus and fake news. Together, let us keep hope alive with re-assuring words that it will all end in God’s Praise.”
Provincial Youth Pastor Lagos Province 19, Femi Aminu, said that in these turbulent times, the millennials in the church have a critical role to play in re-enforcing hope and fighting the growing fake news by citizens. The partnership with Digitalpwire is a strategic way of combating the pandemic and infodemic which is a critical part of the church’s corporate social responsibility.
While sharing his thoughts, a member of the G-180 youth fellowship, and an accountant, Abiodun Oguntola said this period has brought to fore, the importance of health and the huge role it plays in the world economy. Ayomide Afolabi, a Diaspora Relation officer, noted, “everything can wait. Nothing is an emergency if it doesn’t have to do with life. We all had plans for the month and now those plans are on hold because life is more important than whatever it is. ”
For Olaoluwa Daniel, the pandemic has reminded us that humility is key, “If our leaders have given us better healthcare system before now, we would have had confidence in our healthcare delivery, now they themselves don’t have anywhere else to go.”
A teacher, Modupe Adesugba, added that her greatest lesson is the value of freedom which she would use judiciously. While a psychology undergraduate, Omotosho Temitope has placed more value on relationships.
“Covid-19 has taught me that God is the ultimate, He is got season and times in His hands. No matter how busy we claim to be with our daily schedules we should always create time for family and loved ones because at the end they are all we have got. Material things and wealth doesn’t matter”, says Chioma Nwachukwu, a Brand Consultant. As Uwamanua George Uche, a logistics operations officer added that science and technology cannot take us passed heavens gate, but our commitment to humanity, love of Christ through by grace.