RCCG launches global charity foundation
• As Church Feeds 50 Million People Around The World
The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has launched His Love Foundation, a global charity arm of the church last Sunday in Lagos.
Leading a group of other members comprising the Special Assistant to the General Overseer on Christian Social Responsibility (CSR), Pastor Idowu Iluyomade; Pastor Trevor Akindele; Taiwo Omole and Deacon Olusegun Agboola, among others, Iluyomade unveiled the foundation’s activities and the purpose for its establishment, which according to him, was to provide help for the helpless; hope for the hopeless; food for the hungry; and strength for the weak.
He said: “We not only preach the gospel, but also go with food to take care of the hungry; we clothe the naked, provide education for the less privileged; visit and take care of prison inmates and rehabilitate prostitutes and abandoned girls.
“From March to November 2018, we’ve been able to feed over six million people; gave scholarship to over 70, 000 students, and over 192, 264 people have benefitted from our free healthcare services. We’ve impacted the lives of 99, 684 prison inmates; 57 people have benefitted from Enoch and Folu Adeboye Intensive Care Unit, Lagos Sate University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja; 8, 669 people have completed their dialysis sessions in our Healing Stripes Hospital and a good number of them done for free. Apart from that, we have successfully carried out kidney transplants in partnership with medical institutions abroad and have donated dialysis machines to Gbagada General Hospital, Lagos.”
As the church prepares to feed 50 million people around the world this month through His Love Foundation, Pastor Iluyomade, who doubles as the Regional Pastor and Head of Apapa Family, noted: “To love God and love our neighbours as ourselves, therein lies the whole duty of man.
We need to have a compelling sense of responsibility to our community, which should be rooted in love. CSR is, therefore, a faith-based obligation to meet societal needs through the demonstration of love that positively impacts communities and individuals.”