Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja
The Redeemed Christian Church of God, City of David Parish, Jabi in Abuja has launched a medical outreach program for people living in Daki-Biu, a suburb of Jabi District in Abuja, Capital Territory Federal (FCT).
Speaking at the event, the Pastor in Charge of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, City of David, Utako-Jabi District of Abuja, Pastor Gbolade Okenla said Christians must continue to show love for their neighbors and communities in the face of Nigeria’s crisis. more and more challenges.
Okenla, who spoke to reporters during the week of church elders and medical outreach to the Dakibiu community, said outreach was part of the mandate of the general overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, of regularly conduct Christian social responsibility.
According to him, the Church had been doing this for more than 10 years, adding that he had seen the Church provide social support to the indigent.
Pastor Okenla also said that showing love to humanity even when there is bad news across Nigeria and the world, will raise people’s hope that good things can still come out of the country.
Okenla said the church would like to collaborate with the FCT administration to establish health centers in the community.
The cleric recalled that Jesus “fed 5,000 people with five loaves and two fish.”
“Jesus demonstrated the physical aspects of love, which is why we are here. And it is part of our compassionate heart as a church to reach out to our community and that is why we do it, and we will continue to do so, to engage our communities, to show them love; to show them that we care about them and that we have not abandoned them,” he said.
The leader of the medical team, Dr Theophilus Ado, said the church first carried out surveys in the community to identify the prevalence of the disease. sanitary conditions.
As part of the Outreach program, physicians of various specializations cared for the residents who besieged the place with different types of health problems.
One of the beneficiaries, Maryam Ishaku, said she was treated for symptoms of malaria and praised the program.
Another beneficiary, Matthew Chorio, 54, welcomed the medical checks and called on the government and people and organizations in solidarity to establish a health center in the community.
Church elders leader Olusegun Olusa said the annual Elders Week aims to reach out to communities around the church for Christian social responsibility.
“We have the infirmary in our church and if there is a need for a referral they can get it from there,” he said.