One of the recipients being given his car key
For 14 district overseers at Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria, August 23 will forever be remembered. It was the day the church rewarded their services to God as well as contributions to the spiritual development of people through the presentation of 14 cars. The gifts were aimed at encouraging them and as well complement their ministry assignments.
The beneficiaries were Rev James Jacob (Minna District), Rev Julius Adamu (Lokoja District), Rev David Adetomiwa (Markudi District), Rev Israel Mark (Owerri District), Rev Jeremiah Oyegoke (Oyo Missionary District), Rev Jonah Mato (Yola Missionary District), Rev Zakwot Amos (Maiduguri Missionary District) and Pastor Joshua Rikoto (Birni Kebbi Missionary District).
Others were Rev Clement (Okitipupa Missionary District), Rev Francis Umaefulam (Aba Missionary District), Rev Benson Celestine (Asaba Missionary District), Rev Victor Daramola (Bauchi Missionary District), Rev Victor Akinsuroju (Kano Missionary District) and Rev Kola Olajumoke (Kaduna Missionary District).
Speaking during the presentation which took place at the national office annex of the church in Idimu, Lagos, General Overseer of Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria, Rev. Felix Meduoye, who was represented by the National Secretary of the Church, Rev. Ikechukwu Ugbaja, said the cars were given to the pastors for the pursuit of mission and evangelism projects with a view to enabling them carry out their assignments effectively.
He disclosed that whereas there are about 70 districts of the church led by 70 district overseers, the group of 14 is the first to be given such gifts.
“This is part of the mission in the agenda of the general overseer - the mission and evangelism is the first one; the second is mission with the evangelism and the third is the vision and the evangelism”, he said.
Meduoye said further that, “Those that benefited in this programme are people from the North. We drill boreholes for them because there is no water there. The only stream water there is being shared with cows. To avoid contamination, we provide water which they call water of life.”
Also speaking at the occasion, Director of Mission and Evangelism, Rev. Oluwasina David, described the move as an effort to boost the overseers’ efforts to carry out their assignments on the field, saying though they had been doing it very well without the cars, the church had only opted to empower them with the cars with a view to making them more effective and productive in their mission to win more souls for Christ.
One of the beneficiaries, Rev James Jacob, said: “I want to use this opportunity to thank God for using me to touch the lives of people. I appreciate the leadership of the General Overseer for his good work to encourage us.”