Cleric Fetes 320 Disabled Persons In Akwa Ibom
More than 320 Disable persons comprising of widows, Muslims and Christian communities of Akwa Ibom have benefitted from welfare empowerment programme of Redeem World Inc at Mkpok in Onna local government area of the state.
Items given to the less privileged across various religious beliefs include wheel chairs , food items and cash donations to enable them set up small scale businesses.
Speaking to newsmen at church premises in Mkpok, Onna local government area, the General Overseer of the Church, Apostle Emmanuel Jack said the empowerment was necessary to ameliorate the suffering if the people .
“We are here for the move of God to show love especially to people that are incapacitated.
By God grace we have been showing love to the people of the community, feeding the widows and orphans just as the scripture says, recently we embarked on welfare showing love to the disables, we gave them wheel chairs, clutches and cash gifts just to make them feel belonged.”
Apostle Jack said he had decided to provided 15 wheel chairs to those who can not work after much prayers on them .
“When I saw them on the road side, I asked my self how I can touch their lives, I told myself I must do something about it, I called the one that is closed to me who is from my village.
“When I told him that the Lord led in my spirit to remember them, he said something that shocked me, he said no body has ever remembered them, that they walked around in the village as abandoned project.”
“Previously I intended giving them only 3 wheel chairs and food items but when he left, I went in and prayed, and the holy spirit ministered to me that I should not buy 3 clutches but I should empty my account completely and ensure that I extend the help.”
“It was strange but the passion keeps coming, so I said it’s the will of God.
So I emptied my account and sent for 15 first grade wheelchairs which cost more than N100,000 each, 78 clutches, 10 bags of rice, sovenaire gifts, polo T-shirts, and cash gifts.”
He explained that muslim faithfuls and other religious groups also benefitted from the welfare program.
“So I came up with a theme: “One God, different religions,” to inculcate different beliefs, background and other religions into worshipping God without discriminating.
“We did rallies and brought in disables from communities around us, some beneficiaries were Muslims, traditional worshipers, and Christians.”
Apostle Jack disclosed that the exercise has continued in the last 10 years and solicited for sponsors to assist him to provide more for the welfare of the less privileged in the society.