TB Joshua’s wife receives commendation for sustaining Synagogue
• Sanwo-Olu, Akeredolu, others grace celebration unveil Museum, Foundation
• Weeping is over, it is the hour of joy, Evelyn tells SCOAN members
Friends and well-wishers have showered praises and commendations on Pastor Evelyn Joshua for sustaining the legacy of her husband and founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, to celebrate one year anniversary of his demise.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; his Ondo State counterpart, Rotimi Akeredolu; top government officials and prominent citizens within and outside Nigeria converged on the church auditorium yesterday to mark the anniversary of Prophet TB Joshua.
A museum and foundation were unveiled in his memory as the wife said it was the late Prophet’s wish to inaugurate the projects.
In her keynote address, the Leader of SCOAN, Pastor Evelyn, said the life of her late husband taught her patience and forgiveness, while her love for him was tried as she fought for love and attention during his ministry.
Evelyn said: “The work of God progressed and love was tasted. I fought for love and attention and today, I want to appreciate two wonderful women who became our counsellors. He brought one and I brought the other one. Because of him, I became friends with elderly Madam Victoria Akinola and Madam Felicia of blessed memories.
While assuring members of SCOAN of a new beginning, she said weeping is over and it is the hour of joy to continue in the legacy left by the Prophet.
Sanwo-Olu said it still remains a shock that Prophet T.B. Joshua had passed on to glory, saying that his good works of charity were an example of service to God.
Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by his Special Adviser on Religious Matters, Bukola Adeleke, thanked Evelyn and the church management for keeping the legacy of the church.
Also, the Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, who represented Akeredolu, extended his regards to the family of T.B. Joshua and the entire church for keeping the legacy of the Prophet.
He acknowledged the late Prophet for his good works on earth towards humanity.
Others, who eulogised the late Joshua included President, Economic Centre for Peace, Israel, Ayoob Kara; Deputy Speaker, Cross River State House of Assembly, Joseph Bassey; Pastor Carlos Alvaro of Paraguay and Bishop Jamali Asfi from Pakistan.
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