HICC donates food items to needy
To help cushion effect of the lockdown on people, the Senior Pastor and founder of Harvesters International Christian Centre (HICC), Bolaji Idowu, has made a donation of some food items to the needy. Tagged: “No One Deserves To Be Hungry, the church donated 5, 400 bags of rice (5kg), 18, 600 noodles, 800 bags of garri (3kg), 9, 700 rolls of tissue paper, 96, 700 diapers and 700 bags of beans, among others.
Making the presentation, Idowu said: “It’s not fair for some to eat thrice in a day, while some have nothing to eat. Our donation contains a pack of raw food that will last a family of four for a week. It comes with toilet rolls, and if a family has a baby, we include additional diapers.”
The cleric, who urged religious leaders to meet members’ needs, especially at this crucial period, believed that many opportunities will emerge in the world after COVID-19, even as he described the Coronavirus pandemic as strange.
He said: “We are human beings. And whatever affects the human race, will also, in a very significant way, affect the church. The global lockdown is very strange. This is the first time in contemporary history that the whole world will come under a lockdown.
“In the first place, it’s strange. It’s weird because people can’t move around or gather together. People can’t go to work or school. As at January this year, just three months ago, nobody saw it coming. It is not something people had to prepare for. So as a pastor, my concern is even more than the gathering of the church, the people that we lead. Because it was sudden, some people could not make financial preparation towards it.
“The impact of the pandemic on the global economy and even the church is enormous. For instance, for the first time in history, we observed Easter at home. But it has also given us the opportunity to show what the church is, because in tough times, you know the real people. I’m grateful that churches are lending hands of hope at this time, feeding the poor and providing shelter for the homeless.”
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