The General Overseer of the Gospel Faith Mission International (GOFAMINT), Pastor (Dr) Elijah Abina, has charged Nigerians to be creative and productive in this period of economy challenges.
He also encouraged Nigerians to be patient with the Federal Government in their efforts to rebuild the nation and to also urged Nigerians to support them with prayers to succeed.
Pastor Abina made this statement during the thanksgiving service of the 60th anniversary of the ministry’s annual convention at the Gospel Town, Ojoo, Ibadan, Oyo State.
He encouraged members to be fearless and limitless in their endeavours, charging them to be creative, productive and not be a mediocre to the society.
“Use your talent wisely and give God the chance to bless the work of your hands. Put your trust in the word of God, many of you don’t exercise your faith and that is why many are where they’re today.
“Whatever blessing you have, whether natural or spiritual, are all from God, we must work towards channeling our talents and blessing towards the development of the church and the nation at large.
Pastor Abina then went on to release rounds of prophetic blessings to Nigeria, declaring spiritual, financial, academic prosperity.
The General Overseer also announced the appointment of Pastor (Dr) Emmanuel Oluwayemi as the new Deputy General Overseer (DGO) of the church.
The need for a new DGO was necessitated following the retirement of the immediate past DGO, Pastor (Prof) Samuel Ewuola.
Until his appointment, Pastor Oluwayemi was the regional pastor of Ayantuga Assembly, headquarters for Region 1, with about seven districts and over 75 churches; he has been District Pastor of different churches for about 16 years and in ministry for about 30 years.
Also, the chairman of Akinyele Local Government, Hon Ope Salami, who represented the Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, felicitated with the General Overseer and the ministry.
The governor appreciated the prayer effort of the ministry, appealing to them not to cease supporting his government in prayer.
“There is still hope for Nigerians even in these hard times, don’t cease to pray for both the Federal and the state government in all of these, the government is doing all it can to put things under control.
“It is necessary to reform the education sector of Oyo State for better output. The government has been sincere and committed to giving the people of the state the best they deserve and we will continue to serve with the conscience of God,” he said.
Meanwhile, the General Overseer has warned members of the public not to fall for impostors on social media who are soliciting for funds with his name, stating that he would never solicit for funds or support whatsoever via social media, emails, text messages, phone calls or give an appointment to anyone through such informal medium.
He urged members who have associated with such impostors to unfollow them and however warned impostors to repent from such devious acts.
Pastor Abina also announced that the next annual convention would not be held in Oyo State for the first time in several decades, but at the new Gospel City, Ogunmakin, Ogun State, which is about 250 acres of land.