R-L: Pastor (Mrs) Helen Adeniyi, Wife of the Pastor in charge Lagos Province 98; Pastor Nelson Olagundoye, Pastor in Charge Area 24 and his wife, Pastor (Mrs) Busayo Olagundoye during the maiden edition of Area 24 LP98 women conference and skill acquisition programme held recently
The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Truth and Life Area of Lagos Province 98 has helped over 60 worshipers and community members in Ikorodu to achieve self-reliance
The training was for people intending to pivot into a career in production of body and hair creams and others or those willing to upgrade their skills.
According to Pastor Nelson Olagundoye the empowerment scheme is part of the programme organized by the Area in Lagos Province 98 to commemorate with Area 24 Women conference for spreading the love of Christ and add value to the quality of living of Nigerians (Christians or non-Christian).
He also added that the efforts are geared towards ensuring that members are empowered for multiple streams of income for different categories of members to ensure that nobody is left behind. We are laying a strong foundation for tomorrow; we want every member especially women under Area 24 Zone 3 Lagos Province 98 to have a solid foundation in Christ Jesus,” he said.
Speaking at the grand finale of the conference held on Sunday, November 27, 2022, the Wife of Pastor in Charge of Lagos Province 98, Pastor (Mrs) Helen Adeniyi commended the effort and impact made so far by Pastor Olagundoye and his wife during their short period as pastor-in-charge of the Area. He prayed for enlargement and financial breakthrough of members of the area as well as Zone and Lagos Province 98.
Pastor (Mrs) Adeniyi in her sermon titled ‘The ever-increasing Christian Woman’ reading from book of Luke 2:52 and Psalm 115: 14-15, told over 260 congregation in attendance the full meaning of the theme, which is in combination of ever, increasing, and Christian. She stated that ‘ever’ simple means always, frequently and forever while ‘increasing’ is greater and Christian is living in life according to the word of God. She continued by encouraging members to imbibe the word of God and seek the face of God in wisdom which is the principal thing. She further encouraged the women to be always submissive to their husbands. She also said that in other to receive favour from everyone, we need to know how to relate with people because it is the people, God will use to favour us. She also referred the congregation to book of Amos 3:3 which stated that ‘can two work together except they are agreed’, therefore, we need the help of Almighty God before we can get into the next level of glory, she said.
At the event, the church also celebrated and presented a befitting gift to the pioneer Pastor-in-charge of Truth and Life Parish, Pastor and Pastor (Mrs) Adedayo Adewole for their giant stride in the parish in the last six years. Deacon Adebukola Oshiga after his brief remarks on the history of the parish to the congregation then presented the gift to them on behalf of the church.
The wife of the Pastor-in-charge of Area and Convener of the event, Pastor (Mrs) Busayo Olagundoye in her opening remarks, gave glory to Almighty God and everyone who had played one role or the other in making the event a reality. She thanked the wife of Pastor in charge of Lagos Province 98, Pastor (Mrs) Helen Adeniyi for accepting our invitation as special Guest Speaker at the maiden edition of the women conference of Area 24. She also specially appreciated Pastor (Mrs) Toyin Afe, Wife of the Pastor-in-charge of Zone 3 and other Pastors’ wives for creating time to grace the occasion. The programme ended with high praise and thanksgiving.
The event had in attendance various dignitaries from the Provinces, Zones, Areas, Parishes, Communities and other well-wishers. The church of Jesus Christ is marching on. All glory to God.