ABEOKUTA – Like tsunami hit a country, more than 6, 000 residents of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, besieged the popular Treasure House of God on Christmas Day for the church’s annual “Jesus Feast,” meant for the less privileged.
The church located on Quarry road, beside Agbeloba area of Abeokuta, distributed raw beef and rice to each of the beneficiaries, comprising of widows, widowers, youths, students and physically challenged to make the Yuletide a worthwhile one for them.
As early 3:00am on Tuesday hundreds of the beneficiaries have taken the compound of the church, but as early as 6:17am when NEWS FLAGSHIP visited the church over 7, 000 beneficiaries have been given “designed tally” as visa to gain entrance to the store.
But speaking with journalists, the chairman, 2018 Jesus feast committee, Deacon Kayode Ogunjimi said that, as part of Corporate Social Responsibility of the church, the House of God has been feeding the less privileged every Christmas for over 3years.
Deacon Ogunjimi maintained that, the gesture was part of the church’s ways of sharing love of God in Christ with the indigents during the Christmas.
” Last year the Treasure House of God fed 5, 000 people and this year we planned to feed 6, 000 but to our surprise over 10, 000 people were on ground. But I can assure you that we are going to provide for them, where everybody will have his or her package by God’s grace.”
Deacon urged the government, other churches and well-meaning Nigerians to take a cue from the house of God and remember the downtrodden in this festive season.
“Nigerians should be their brothers’ keeper. Those that have should give to those who don’t have. People should stop accumulating wealth for themselves because it would be useless when they die,” He said.
One of the beneficiaries, Jide Oladina lauded the church for the gesture, urging government and politicians to embark on stomach infrastructure.
He said, majority of them came to the church for the food stuff to prepare for their family members.