The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) brought succour to millions of Nigerians, distributing bags of rice and other food item to celebrate Christmas nationwide.
The church also provided free medical check-up in its various parishes as part of efforts to ensure they stay healthy this Yuletide.
Speaking to The Guardian, Special Assistant to the General Overseer, RCCG, in charge of prayers, Pastor Peter Ayodele Olawale, said, “the goal is to reach out to Nigerians, who can’t afford to feed themselves this Christmas.”
He said the ultimate aim is to reach out to the hopeless in the society, showing them love, as well as winning more souls for God’s kingdom.
“Today is part of the process of reaching 50 million people nationwide who can’t afford what to eat this season.
“We are here to win souls for the Lord and expand God’s kingdom and we believe that we should impact this generation by definitely helping others. That is part of the initiative, wherever we go, and wherever Jesus goes He helps people.
“Many are out there dying, those who don’t have any hope, so we are actually extending our hands to these people as we feed and treat them through our medical out reach and through this initiative, they will increase their love for Christ and serve him,” he added.
Also, Assistant Provincial Pastor, Lagos Province 40, in charge of Christian Social Responsibility, Pastor Tony Agah, said the duty of church is to give hope to people, who have lost all hope of living, while the church impacts communities through its corporate social responsibility initiative.
“We have renovated three dilapidated schools. We brought down old structures and built new ones for students to learn because they are the future leaders of our great nation,” he noted.