The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has donated 100 bags of rice and 50 bags of beans to mitigate the hardship brought by Coronavirus pandemic.
Many companies have shut down and other economic and and social activities have also been paralyzed in many states. This is due to the virus that has killed over 100, 000 people across the globe.
Distributing the items at the weekend, at the church’s national headquarters of RCCG, Ebute Metta in Lagos, representing the General Overseer of the church, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the Assistant to Adeboye on Administration/Personnel, Pastor J. F. Odesola, said that 4000 beneficiaries were targeted with the food items.
He said that the kind gesture was also carried out to extend love to the society during the Easter season
He said that the essence of Easter was the greatest sacrifice ever, and pointed out that love wasn’t merely expressed through words but in acts.
“At RCCG, we are even more determined to relieve many of the hardship brought on people by COVID-19 through our feeding projects in Nigeria and other countries.
“About two weeks back, thousands of face masks, hand sanitizers and hand gloves were presented to the authorities at the Infectious Diseases Centre in Yaba. Soon afterwards, the General Overseer, Pastor Adeboye gave 20 million naira to the Osun State Government to help fund the Osun State COVID-19 relief package.
“The third state to benefit from these series of generous acts by the Church was Ogun State, where medical equipment including ICU beds equipped with ventilators was received by the Deputy governor for the state,” he said.
The national overseer of RCCG and pastor in charge of Overcomers Family, Region 2, Pastor Joseph Obayemi, said that the church was acting according to the scripture.
“Jesus Christ says when He was hungry, you give Him food. And since we can’t see Jesus physically, everyone that is around us that needed our help are the people we have to show the love of Christ to. And Pastor Adeboye has this as a policy of the mission that wherever we are located, we should positively affect the communities both spiritually and physically.
“In any situation we should first give glory to God Almighty. Though we are locked down, we are not knocked down. And in this season, we have to express the love of Christ that make him to die for the sins of the world,” Obayemi said.
The feeding project is another in the series of feeding projects carried out by the Church in the last couple of years. Every December since 2018, the Church is said to have fed 50 million people while operating the 22 daily feeding centres across Lagos that serve free meals.
Over the years, Pastor Adeboye has encouraged members of the Church to be active in nation-building. Uder his leadership, the church has contributed immensely to the nation through humanitarian acts. Other countries of the world where the church is situated have also recorded much impact from the CSR activities of the RCCG.