It was all showers of blessing and an evangelistic independence celebration as members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Victory Chapel, Lagos Province 21 Headquarters, Magodo defied the rain to reach out to hundreds of Mile 12 residents at the chapel’s mobile church in Mile 12 Garage, Underbrige. As it is customary with the reputable church every 1st of October, under the Church Christian Social Responsibility (CSR) project, the chapel shared the word of God with the residents as well as ranges of life benefitting staples which includes raw food items, clothing, shoes, drugs, andgamut of free medicals such as blood pressure check, sugar level check, dental care and general consultation. The chapel also commissioned and dedicated a clean water borehole situated in Phillips Onasile street for the use of the Mile 12 community.
While addressing the congregation, the Chapel’s Head, Pastor BayoOlugbemibetoned that RCCG is dedicated to offering both spiritual and physical salvation to the people. He further emphasized that giving to the less privileged is synonymous to giving to Christ.
“One of the reasons why Christ came to this world is to heal the nations, and when you talk of healing, it is not just physical but also spiritual. He came to reconcile man back to God. He gave us a mandate as Christians that we should take care of the less privileged. In consonance with that, the leadership of RCCG established a department within the church to take care of CSR. Each of the RCCG provinces has somebody in charge of CSR. Our mandate include taking care of health issues, feeding the people, clothing them, we have universities and polytechnics and we give scholarships, just to ensure that people who cannot take care of themselves are taken care of by us. We don’t do it just on 1st October only, we move around to different places.” He told Health Standard Correspondent
In the light of the Independence celebration, Pastor Olugbemiexplained that the Government cannot do everything for the citizenry but each citizen can add value to the country within their own spheres of influences even if it is as minute as ensuring that trash are not thrown into the drainages. He further advised Nigerians to desist from verbally destroying the country as all citizens have a part to play in the development of the project called Nigeria.
The Pastor in Charge of the chapel’s Christian Social Responsibility, Mr. Daniel Adebola said the CSR Project tagged ‘Spirit of David Outreach’ brought different people across religious divide and background together essentially to share the love of God with them and meet them at their point of needs.
“The message for the people that are here today is that Jesus Christ loves the world and we have come to show that love to them. As a nation, we need to embrace love and recognize that we are one. We need to stay together as one, we need to be peaceful and share the love of God together” He said.
One of the beneficiaries, Esther Olakitan who excitedly spoke to Health Standard Journal expressed profound gratitude to the church for the drugs, clothes and food given to her.
“I am a Redeemer. Since RCCG My Father’s House in Magodo established this mobile church, we have had several causes to bless the name of the Lord. They brought the area boys and girls in this area together and preached the love of Christ to them. Today, they have become born again Christians. Some of them who used to smoke and engage in prostitution have become dedicated workers in the house of the Lord. My Father’s House has truly done a lot for us in this area. May God continue to bless them” She related.
Another beneficiary, Ganiu Lawal was also full of appreciation for the free physical examinationconducted on him and prayed for continued progress for the church.