Ojo-Apapa Bonding Visit to the Abeokuta Church
Disciples in the Abeokuta church were truly blessed by the bonding/missionary visit by some disciples in the Ojo-Apapa region in Lagos which started on Friday 21st of July – Sunday 23rd of July, 2017.
They are welcomed happily by the members of Abeokuta church, after which we gathered to have our mid-week service which normally comes up every Wednesdays but was shifted to Friday because of the visit. An imparting message “Having Eternal Perspective” was preached by Frank Okodugha, an elder in the Lagos church, after which we break out for a great time of long fellowship.
We started Saturday with evangelism, we were divided into Three teams, in different directions we went into the neighborhood inviting people to our special worship service and also to Bible talk, a lot of people were reached out to and their contacts were collected and fellow up message was sent to them all as a reminder.
We started our split devotional class after the Evangelism, Singles had their time together discussing on the Topic “Relationship with God and with Man”. It was interactive and inspiring as all of us were open about our relationship with God and how we relate with each other especially those we are in love with. The married found it appropriate to get together and counsel some couples in the church, it was a great time.
The bible talk started few minutes to 6pm and despite the heavy downpour our invited friends made their ways to the bible talk. The discussion anchored by Timothy Kamara of the West Africa School of Missions, was based on “the Spirit of God”. We had 5 visitors present and 3 of them have started studying the bible.
The Sunday worship service started at exactly 9:00 am. The communion talk was shared from the First epistle of John 1:1-10 by Timothy Kamara. The communion called us back to our walk in the light and love of God. Furthermore, the Sunday message was preached by Jide Ojo, regional leader of Ojo-Apapa and after giving thanks to God he commended those who embarked on the mission trip.
The message opened our eyes to see that perspective is all about the way we see things, situations and difficulties, he encourage us to work as a family and don’t give in to depravity and negligence. In conclusion, we had to see our problem as a challenge, opportunity to make impart and change.
We embarked on benevolence outreach after the service to an Orphanage home, the children were introduced to us , we sing, play and pray for the children and their attendance. The gift we brought was given to them, it was an emotional time with the children for some of us, it was a great privilege to be with them.
The time for departure has come, emotions flow when our visitor packed their load to leave, it feel as if they should not go because a great relationship, bond was created during their stay, love was shown and friendship was built between us, well it is a goodbye but farewell.
To God be the glory. Amen