“If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother, but you shall open your hand to him and lend him sufficient for his need, whatever it may be. Take care lest there be an unworthy thought in your heart and you say, ‘The seventh year, the year of release is near,’ and your eye look grudgingly on your poor brother, and you give him nothing, and he cry to the Lord against you, and you be guilty of sin. You shall give to him freely, and your heart shall not be grudging when you give to him, because for this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in all that you undertake. For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.’
The Ibadan church had their 2014 ICOC benevolence outreach program, ‘From Us to Us’ on the 6th of December, 2014. The event which was organized in order to meet the needs of the brothers and sisters in the church was organized by the benevolence committee of Ibadan Church led by Bawa Elisha and commenced exactly 5.00pm.
In his words (Elisha Bawa), he commended the church leaders and the church for their support organising the event. He also revealed how the benevolence team had reached out to the orphanage homes and to the less privilege to encourage them. He also appreciated his team and commended them for being their anytime the call arises and pray that God almighty will always be with them.
After his speech, the floor was thrown open for people to suggest and give the team advice on how to go forward and improve in their service.