By JIDAUNA DARING
As Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, Christ Image Assembly, CIA in Jos, has distributed rice, wrappers and seasoning cubes among others to over 1, 000 registered less privileged and needy persons across different religious faith.
THE NIGERIA STANDARD reports that the presentation of the items took place at the CIA premises opposite Faith Alive Hospital, in the heart of Jos, the Plateau State capital last Friday.
The Zonal Pastor of the Church, Pastor Samuel Oyewo said it was scriptural for them to extend love to the less privileged preached by Jesus Christ, especially at this season of love and sharing.
Pastor Oyewo stated that the mission of the CIA was to raise heaven-bound disciples through wholesome biblical teachings that would lead to a lifestyle that is in conformity with the teachings of Jesus Christ where different ministerial gifts can be identified, developed and deployed within and outside the Church.
Other missions of the Church, according to the cleric include nurturing leaders and ministers for life and ministry, evangelism and soul winning, as well as building relational networks with ministries of like minds for discipleship among brethren for the nation.
Also speaking, the Northern Zonal Mission Coordinator of CIA, Pastor Gladys Adenikinju said the gesture was out of the love they have for humanity and thanked God for bringing them to yet another Christmas to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
International Director of Mission and Network of CIA, Evangelist Olalekan Amusan who took his reading from the Old and New Testaments, with the theme, “Jesus Cares” said what CIA did was the true reflection of what Jesus Christ has done to Christmas.
Evangelist Amusan urged Christians to always put their faith and trust in God in whatever situation they find themselves, just as he implored them to also maintain a close relationship with Jesus Christ at all times.
Our Correspondent reports that 7surgeries were also performed during a medical outreach by the Church, adding that a borehole was equally refurbished to provide safe and clean drinking water to a community at Zik Avenue, off Tafawa Balewa Street, Jos.
Some of the beneficiaries who spoke to THE NIGERIA STANDARD expressed appreciation to the Church for considering their plight.