Church gives  food, medical care to widows, elderly in Ogun

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Over 1,500 indigent residents of Ogun state have on Saturday received free medical care, food, and clothing.

The beneficiaries which included widows, the elderly, and those with physical disabilities received various food items like noodles, spaghetti, beans, and rice bags.

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The gesture facilitated by the Glorious Liberty Church in collaboration with Beth Help Foundation was held in Abeokuta, the state capital.

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Richard Osanaiye, a senior pastor of the Glorious Liberty Church, who spoke at the event explained that the goal of the gesture was to win souls and provide support for the underprivileged.

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Osanaiye emphasised the importance for the government to implement policy-driven initiatives aimed at improving the elderly’s quality of life and health status.

He said, “Today we reached out to over 1,500 persons. We gave them food, we gave them clothes, and we gave them free medical services. We gave free medical services to almost 400 to 500 patients. And everybody had food. About 1,500 people had food. We gave them rice, we gave them beans, we gave them spaghetti, we give them noodles. We reached out to children also.

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“With this we win souls, there are many people who received Christ today just because they came to collect food. We believe that we are giving hope to people, putting smile of people’s faces and instead of people to die of hunger, at least we have helped them to smile.

“We have been doing this for the last four, five years and we will continue to do this. Our focus for today was on the aged, widows, people who cannot walk and people who do not have anybody to fend for them. 

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“I think there should a system where such people are attended to. Maybe a kind of a shelter where you keep old people who do not have people to attend to them, they are senior citizens, they can’t work and some of them do not have children to take care of them.”


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