The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has committed $188 million to provide humanitarian services, renovate, and build infrastructure in various communities in the country.
Director of Communication of the church, Mr Ikpe Nkanang stated this at the launch of the 2019 Light The World Campaign: Light The World One by One of the church in Umuahia, the Abia state capital.
He said, “Some of these projects are the Amaeke Item water project, blood donation equipment, free eye surgery in Aba, provision of clean water and renovation of some infrastrucure at Abia State Polytechnic, Aba.”
Others he said, are the construction of Okpulomuobo Road and waterside bridge, and campaign against open defecation by providing water and toilet facilities to public institutions to mention but a few.
Nkanang explained that the campaign is a world-wide initiative of the church to invite both the members and non-members irrespective of religious affiliation, race or tongue to act, serve, and give as Jesus Christ did.
According to him, the campaign which forms part of the church’s Christmas celebrations, requires the members and others to “in 25 simple steps covering the days before Christmas engage in acts and service that depitch kindness.”
Speaking at the occasion, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu commended the church for the interventions, adding that it understands the plight of the people and has added solving them to its evangelism programme.
Represented by his Chief of Staff, Barrister Anthony Agbazuere, Ikpeazu maintained that the church has similar vision with his administration to have impact on the life of the people, stressing that other religious organizations should emulate the members.
Agbazuere, in a keynote address he presented at the occasion, described the theme of the campaign as very timely now that the country is passing through hard times, urging Christians to use the occasion to reflect deeply on their lives and the scrptures.
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