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Mission To Arulogun Village


AUGUST 11, 2021

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Mission To Arulogun Village

 

 

It was the turn of Arulogun 1 on the 11th of July 2021, to host the Immanuel College Chapel Mission Team, in our monthly outreaches, although news of the arrival of the Delta Variant of Covid-19 on the Nigerian shores, has already hit the airwaves.  Yet we were not going to stay back just because the devil is on the prowl. We would take precautions by observing the usual protocol but unless and until Delta begins to spread its wings we would continue the journey of salvation.

So by 3 o’clock in the afternoon we had arrived at Arulogun village in our Chapel Bus, led by our Chaplain, the Venerable E.B.B. Omowaiye. An initial modest crowd of 12 villagers was already waiting, sitting on some of the borrowed pews of St. Paul ‘s Anglican Church in the middle of the village. The empty plastic chairs, already arranged opposite the audience were meant for us, the Ibadan Team,

As soon as we were ushered into the outreach arena the programme started with prayer by our Assistant Chaplain, the Ven Dr Lanre Babalola. The Chaplain, The Ven Omowaiye, delivered the message titled “Salvation and knowledge of the Truth”, I Tim. 2:4, after a period of energetic, Praise Worship and an opening prayer. Ven. Omowaiye told the assembled villagers, who now numbered 24, that they have probably heard about Paul, who was so much against the early church, that he wanted to scatter it altogether. On his way to Damascus to do just that he had an encounter with Jesus in a vision, Acts 9:1-16.

Prior to that experience he had been a fanatical Jew, one who regarded Jesus and His followers as rebellious people who intended to destroy the religion of his Fathers. However, from then on He became a committed Christian.

He wrote to his son-in-Christ, Timothy, that everyone must be saved and have the knowledge of the truth, for Jesus is the way, the truth and the life as no one can reach the Father except through Him, John 14:6. This was why Jesus came to the world, to save mankind from condemnation, John 3:16-18.

Ven Omowaiye told the audience that we who are saved must pray for the salvation of those who are lost. We have Grace. We must not receive that Grace in vain, 2 Cor. 6:1. We must win souls for Christ. We must be His ambassadors. Jesus is the only Way to eternity. All other ways lead to hell. Let us not postpone our day of salvation, he concluded.

At the end of the Message we prayed separately for the adults, the youth and the children, asking God to meet their various challenging needs against the background of inflation and the resurgent CORONA VIRUS.

As is our practice we distributed food items and clothing to our hosts, the villagers. The programme ended at 5:00pm at which point we departed for Ibadan.

        


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