An article from the prestigious Guardian Newspaper of Nigeria…
Pastor Temitope. B. Joshua of Synagogue Church of All Nations has been commended for his contributions to the country and the rebranding efforts of the government. The vice chairman of Senate Committee on the Federal Capital, Senator Anthony Agbo, who said this during the holiday, pointed out that he was overwhelmed by what he saw on the Emmanuel TV of the Synagogue Church of All Nations. He explained that the number of foreigners who troop into the Church made him think about any other spot in the country that could attract such mammoth influx of foreign nationals into Nigeria, adding that such outlet could only be possible as a blessing of God.
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The senator, who is also the National Patron of National Association of Disabled Persons in Nigeria, said the influx of citizens of different countries to come and benefit from healing and the un-paralleled charity works of the Church made him happy to be a Nigerian in spite of everything.
“Watching the Emmanuel TV, I cannot see myself fail to glorify God for giving this kind of gift and man of God to Nigeria. The TV channel has made Nigeria one of the world’s hottest spots for religious tourism.” Agbo identifies poverty as the greatest problem of the country, lamenting that the situation is compounded by the fact that the rich get richer but hold tightly unto what they have because no rich man wants to give the smallest bit of what he has to the next poor person in his community either a cripple or widow.
He added: “In Emmanuel TV, I see in contrast how an individual is being used by God to gather all the people rejected by the society, dwarfs who nobody want to associate with, widows with pathetic and plaintive cries as well as disabled persons who live under the bridges and on the streets of all states in the country. He clothes, feeds and rehabilitates them. Mother Theresa of Calcutta got the Nobel prize and highest award in India. From what I have seen in Emmanuel TV within the last two months, Pastor Joshua deserves the national award; not only for his charitable works, but to glorify God. It is not for him as a person but to God for giving this gift to Nigeria and Africa.”
From Leo Sobechi, Abakaliki
SOURCE: The Guardian, Nigeria