The second most important commandment in our Christian walk to Loving God, is loving our neighbor. We know that ‘loving’ isn’t simply having heart felt affection, but its truly seeing the need in others and giving of yourself to help fulfill that need. In James 1:27 Scripture defined that love as “visit and look after the fatherless and widows in their distress – help provide for their needs”.
As a Christian it is necessary that you be part of a congregation of believers as Paul instructed that we should not forsake the assembling of ourselves together and to meet together often. The Man of God, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome started what would become one of the largest churches in the world when he was still a student at university. What began as a small prayer group evolved into a global network of congregations and followers; Christ Embassy, also known as LoveWorld Inc., which was established in 1987. Christ Embassy has a strong presence in Nigeria, South Africa, the UK, Canada, and the USA.
It is also our Christian duty to provide for the ministering of the Gospel and for the poor and needy among us. We therefore should be giving of our time and money. If you say you are a Christian, if you say that you love God, then put your money where your mouth is!
There have been so many beneficiaries of Chris Oyakhilome’s generosity and kindness. As a dedicated and passionate philanthropist, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome started the Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International (COFI), a faith-based, non-governmental, non-political organization established to help individuals and communities in some of the poorest countries of the world lead purposeful lives in the service of the Lord, living out their God-given destinies. The mission of the Foundation reflects the divine teachings and inspirational message of Pastor Chris and seeks to benefit the most vulnerable. Through it’s initiatives COFI offers support to the needy to guarantee access to qualitative education, medical care, physical and spiritual nourishment.
More recently, in a bid to minimize the socio-economic impact of the recent Global Health Crises, of the COVID-19 pandemic, Chris Oyakhilome initiated the first-of-its-kind Global Emergency Relief for Pastors and Ministers that were adversely affected by the crises. In a special call for urgent humanitarian action, for those affected by coronavirus, he stated that “there are many Pastors around the world in dire need. They were forsaken, neglected during this period; we have to work together to reach them. It is not so easy to locate them and that is why we have to have a structure and a plan. Listen, we have to do it speedily, let us not delay; this week we have to begin. Let us reach our brothers and sisters who are Pastors and Ministers of the Gospel in dire need so that they will know that the Lord did not forget them. Through our structure, we would find many of them and reach them. “
The LoveWorld President encouraged everyone to heed the call and contribute meaningfully to the project as faithful partners in reaching out to the needy. He further expressed hopes that this will go a long way to encourage and support the beneficiaries. This is an ongoing effort, with Emergency Food Relief interventions, that Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International (COFI) has so far provided food supplies to over 300,000 families and households across the six geo/political zones of Nigeria and many more in several other countries around the world.
You can be a part of this Emergency Relief today and contribute to the ongoing miracles by visiting //icm.ngo/pastorsrelief to nominate a Pastor or Minister who would receive an emergency relief pack. Also, to sponsor this initiative, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more details
Sharing the Faith
LoveWorld and Christ Embassy use the latest technologies including 5G to amplify God’s Word and Teachings to billions of Christians in all corners of the world, on every available media format. The LoveWorld ministry became a pioneer in satellite television and Christian television production and programming. Being the first Christian television station to broadcast out of Africa, LoveWorldSAT broadcasts to the rest of the world, 24/7, nonstop on free-to-air networks. Today, there are LoveWorld television stations and networks available around the world. Pastor Chris also ministers through his large social media following on Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Kingschat, which is his ministry’s own social network platform.