The Founder of Esther Ajayi Foundation, as well as General Overseer, Love of Christ (LOC) Generation Church, United Kingdom, Reverend Mother Esther Abimbola Ajayi, has called on religious and traditional rulers to preach peace at all times, and shun statements or actions that could cause division and disaffection among Nigerians.
She also used the opportunity to urge religious leaders to preach more about morals and values, and less about prosperity, noting that with the right values, the youths, who are the future, will grow up to cherish excellence over mediocrity.
The Reverend Mother, who is known for her unflinching act of giving, made this declaration while addressing a house full of journalists at the Presidential Suite of the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos on the forthcoming declared that the church is set to host this yearâ€™s edition of its yearly convention tagged â€œCelebrate The Comforter 2018 in New York, U.S.A.
She happily announced that this yearâ€™s event will be held at the United Palace, Broadway, New York, United States of America onÂ Saturday, July 28, 2018Â with herself and other anointed preachers on hand to â€˜breathe anointing fragrance into the lives of the peopleâ€™.
Reminiscing on the previous edition of 2017 tagged â€˜Celebrating the Comforterâ€™ with the theme â€˜Unity in the Holy Spiritâ€™ held at the Excel, London, which recorded â€˜huge successâ€™, Rev. Mother noted that the 2018 edition will sure surpass it in both content and achievement as â€˜God is set to give His people double portion of anointing that will release them from the bondage of captivity and the kingdom of darknessâ€™.
She urged Nigerian youths to shun illegal migration, noting that there were so many opportunities in the country that could be positively harnessed.
It is for this reason that the General Overseer pledged to use the opportunity of the gathering in New York to celebrate youths that have excelled in their academic pursuit while urging religious leaders to do same in their various churches as a means of encouraging the youths.
She noted that the annual fiesta is principally tailored towards evangelism, freeing people from the shackles of poverty, winning more souls for Christ and celebrating the wonders of God, adding that of more importance is the fundamental objective of the meet, which is to bring Celestial and Cherubim and Seraphim churches together in a bid to change misconceptions about â€˜white garment churchesâ€™ and their modus operandi.
â€œThe fundamental objective of the Comforter 2018 is to bring the Celestial and Cherubim and Seraphim churches together, and to tell the world that we believe solemnly in the Word of God, and have a unity of purpose,â€ she said.
Reverend Mother Ajayi, who was flanked at the briefing by her loving husband, Dr. Ademuyiwa Ajayi, and her daughter, who doubles as her Personal Assistant, Ola Ajayi, also used the opportunity to reach out to both political, religious and traditional leaders in the country to cultivate the spirit of tolerance, and abhor those things that tend to â€˜cause disharmony, division and disaffectionâ€™.
Earlier, she noted that the Esther Ajayi Foundation has made amazing impact since inception, even as the seven persons empowered during the Ovation Carol of December 2017 are doing very well, and even empowering others. However, she modestly stressed that: â€œOur joy is not only about the amazing impact… but seeing it become so successful that those we have empowered have themselves started touching other lives positively.â€
She reiterated the desire of the Foundation in considering the Libya returnees, first, as a multi-purpose facility being constructed in Odogbolu, Ogun State for teaching of vocational, courses is almost ready. She praised the likes of Ovation CEO, Bashorun Dele Momodu and Founder, Focus on Disability Foundation, Mr. Abiodun Paseda, for their support of her philanthropic efforts.
In continuation of her trips towards affecting lives, Reverend Mother Ajayi, who declared that of the proposed one million lives to be touched this year, over 600, 000 has been affected so far even as the year is still young, will soon be in Turkey to visit refugee camps and get a first-hand knowledge of their experience with a view to lend a helping hand.