The 2016 Edition Convention of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Abia Province III ended with a charge by the RCCG General Overseer, Pastor E.A Adeboye, telling Christians not to lose hope as Nigeria’s economic situation will get better soon.
Speaking during the convention/thanksgiving service for church building project, Adeboye said Christians shouldn’t be distracted by the economic recession, assuring that the situation was a temporary one.
Pastor Adeboye, who spoke through the Pastor-in-charge of the province, Pastor Tosin Olaniyan, appreciated members of Abia province III for total commitment and urged them not to relent.
Speaking on the convention which had as its theme, “Men Arise and Shine,” Pastor Olaniyan noted the RCCG Abia province embarked on a four-day convention to draw men closer to God and remind them of the need to channel all problems to God through prayers.
He said another area the convention emphasised was bringing couples together and praying for the substance of families and the nation, as according to him, every obstacle against the people of God shall pave way for progress.
While appreciated members of the church for contributions, especially on the ongoing project building of Abia province, the cleric, in an interaction with TribuneChurch, stated that the church also used the convention to honour four members who had identified and contributed to ensure the province never lacked in terms of needs.
At the service, Abia State Commissioner of Police, Mr Leye Oyebade, admonished members of RCCG to use the 2016 convention to draw Christians, especially men, back to the service of God.
He also urged them to use the convention programme to better their lot in term of spiritual needs and commended Pastor Olaniyan and other faithful in the church for this year’s men’s fellowship convention.