The Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, has concluded plans to feed 100,000 destitute, beggars and other less privileged in the society as part of activities to commemorate its 2012 Excel celebration.
The celebration is being hosted by the RCCG Apapa Family at the Tafawa Balewa Square, TBS on 3 June, 2012.
Briefing newsmen on Wednesday in Victoria Island, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, the Pastor in charge of Lagos Province 35, Remi Morgan said the event would be a gathering of all RCCG-Apapa Family, both home and from the diaspora.
He said the RCCG would be feeding 100, 000 people as part of its programme of eradicating hunger, saying that at last year’s Excel, the RCCG fed 50,000, saying that it would be doubled this year.
According to him, the RCCG Apapa family normally goes under the bridges to invite touts, destitute and others to be fed free in order to win them for Christ.
He said apart from planning to feed 100,000 people, the RCCG family had taken it upon itself to feed 35,000 less privileged people every Sunday.
Morgan added that during this year’s celebration, the General Overseer of the RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye would be endowing a Professorial Chair in Mathematics at the University of Ife, while there would be music ministration by youthful musicians like Tim Godfrey, Eben and Jo Blue.
“This year, we celebrate the 5th edition of Excel. The theme is Change Catalyst and it is geared towards the role and impact of youths as the core agent of change and the change catalyst in the society.
“It is our belief that the youths are not the leaders of the future; they are the leaders of now and the future is right now,” he said.
He stated that “the mandate the Master gave us as Change Catalyst is to preach the gospel to the poor, heal the broken hearted, set the captive free, recovering of sight to the blind and to set at liberty those that are bruised, because we are the salt of the earth. This is the underlying philosophy for our role as Change Catalyst.
“We are convinced that the future is not when the youths grow up, but the future is now when they show up. They are the Change Catalyst that God will use to change our nation.
“If we invest in them and positively influence their thinking, their orientation and actions will change for the betterment of our nation. That is why this year, we are focusing on the youths.”
Morgan said that to underscore this emphasis on youths as Change Catalyst, “we will be setting up the Excel Academy-A mentoring and leadership training institution for youths.”
He disclosed that over 100, 000 participants would grace the event at the TBS, including the Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, captains of industry, among others.