Winners Chapel ends fasting and prayer…donates money, gifts to 87 IDP camps

 

 

 

Members of the Living Faith Church Worldwide also known as Winners Chapel on Sunday January 27 ended their annual fasting and prayer on a thanksgiving note using the opportunity to extend a hand of love to the less privileged.

 

 

Many of the members who were ostensibly acting on Bishop David Oyedepo’s message on the need to reach out to the poor, donated gift items ranging from clothing, foodstuff and cash for internally displaced persons across 87 IDP camps in the country.

 

Bishop Oyedepo had on Sunday, January 20, enjoined members of the church to give generously to the poor at the close of the waiting period.

 

Taking his text from Psalms 41 verses 1-3, he stressed the need for Christians to give to those around them especially those at various IDP camps across the country. He told the congregation, “They are not there by their making but forced out of their ancestral homes. Giving is an avenue for open doors.”

 

Members of the church brought sundry gifts and money which were dropped at the designated collation centres around the church. The humanitarian gifts are expected to be shared across 87 IDP camps in 10 states in the country this week.

 

Bishop Oyedepo expressed appreciation to the members for their generosity and prayed that the Lord would multiply them greatly.

 

 

About Gbenga Osinaike

Gbenga Osinaike is a 1992 graduate of Dramatic Arts from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He specialised in Play-writing. He also holds a Master of Arts Degree from the University of Lagos. He was Assistant Editor in Punch Newspapers from where he resigned having worked for 13 years to start Church Times Nigeria in March 2007. He is currently the Nigeria representative of US based Institute of Global Church Studies and also the Publicity Secretary of the Lagos, Nigeria Chapter of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria. He is married and blessed with two children.

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One Comment on “Winners Chapel ends fasting and prayer…donates money, gifts to 87 IDP camps”

  1. I think we need to appreciate good behavior. Bishop Oyedepo has finally listened to the criticism of many people on social media about the church being the salt of the world and show the love of Christ to humanity. I hope this would not be a one-time, once a year giving, it should be periodical until the last of these Internal Displaced people (IDP) leave these camps.

    However, giving should be not tied to receiving as the bishop was quoted in saying ” Giving is an avenue for open doors.” Christians should be able to give without any condition. If “giving” is tied to open doors then if an individual did not experience any open door or the so-called open door is not wide enough the person will stop giving. So let’s give cheerfully and sacrificially to humanity, the Lord knows how and when to bless. The Lord blesses without any conditions so we shouldn’t give with a conditional mindset.

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