The official flag off-of the Global Emergency Relief Aid for Pastors and Ministers of the Gospel in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria, stirred an emotional response from beneficiaries. The novel initiative by the man of God, Reverend (Dr.) Chris Oyakhilome, is being coordinated globally by the Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International (COFI). Members of Christ Embassy Midwest Nigeria, in collaboration with COFI, embarked on a distribution of food and relief items to over 150 Pastors and ministers of the Gospel drawn from across the 18 Local Government Areas of Edo State.
In her welcome address, the host and lead organizer, esteemed Pastor of Christ Embassy Midwest Nigeria, Pastor Mary Owase, expressed her gratitude to the President of LoveWorld Inc., for making the clarion call as led by God’s Spirit to saints around the world to lend helping hands to ministers of the Gospel adversely affected by the global pandemic. She was appreciative of the opportunity for her zone to contribute meaningfully to the initiative. She enjoined the ministers present not to relent in their zeal and commitment to the spread of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ committed to their trust, irrespective of challenges.
Participants at the program received custom food packages and other relief materials. They also received free copies of the Messenger Angel, Rhapsody of Realities, as well as other classic books like ‘Your Rights in Christ’ and ‘the Power of Your Mind’ authored by Pastor Chris. In appreciation of the laudable gesture on behalf of all recipients, the esteemed Pastor Alari of Persistent Believers Faith Ministry, Benin City, thanked the man of God, Pastor Chris, and all partners for the timely intervention. He said, “Thank you sir for this gesture; you came to our rescue just at a time we really needed help.” Another recipient of the relief aid, Pastor Miracle Obanor of Divine Grace of God Ministry in Benin City, thanked the President of LoveWorld for leading the charge to support ministers of the Gospel during the period of crisis.
The Global Emergency Food Relief for Pastors and ministers of the Gospel around the world was launched by the President of the LoveWorld Nation during the sixth phase of ‘Your Loveworld’ broadcasts as a response to cater to the needs of families of ministers of the Gospel impoverished by the COVID-19 pandemic.