A member of the FCT Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Pastor Moses Adeyinju has urged Christians in Abaji Area Council to pray fervently to enable them perform the 2021 Pilgrimage to the holy land.
Pastor Adeyinju stated this during a sensitization workshop for intending pilgrims put together by the FCT Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board in Abaji.
He appealed to Christians to see pilgrimage as a serious spiritual exercise and not a jamboree.
In a paper presentation entitled ” Significance of Pilgrimage” Adeyinju stressed that Pilgrimage is a journey with spiritual significance .
Adejinju added that there are many historical sites to be visited during the pilgrimage which would deepen their relationship with God.
He emphasized that pilgrimages enable Christians to get connected to the worldwide community of Christians, learn more about the history of Christianity, see sites where miracles and healings happened and receive special blessings
In another presentation, the FCT Coordinator of Christians United for Israel, CUFI, Rev Samson Ozovehe appealed to well meaning Nigerians, Corporate bodies and individuals to sponsor the less privileged to the holy land.
Pastor Ozovehe urged Christians to boost their faith by encouraging one another and engage in consistent prayers for God to make ways to enable them embark on the exercise.
Also speaking on “COVID-19 Management and Strategy”, the Pastor incharge of Kings Palace Church International, Kuje, Rev Samson Ogbodo who stated that when men are ignorant a lot happens added that COVID-19 had claimed many lives and appealed to Christians to go for the Vaccination.
Rev Ogbodo who stressed that knowledge is vital added that wealth without health is a waste of life hence he advised Christians to ignore the propaganda surrounding the COVID-19 and get vaccinated.
Earlier in his address, the FCT Director of the Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board, CPWB, Dabara-Audu Vingo said the workshop was aimed at sensitizing intending pilgrims on what would be required of them before and during the pilgrimage.
He also advised them to allow the pilgrimage reflect on their lives, families and the society as a whole positively.
By Georgina Humphrey