Last Sunday, Leke Adeboye, the Lead Pastor at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, (LSC), The Bridge, Ikeja, Lagos demonstrated an act of kindness by fueling the cars of church members.
This gesture was made in response to the recent increase in the price of Premium Motor Spirit (commonly known as petrol) and was aimed at assisting the worshippers during these challenging times. A statement released on Tuesday highlighted the pastor’s effort to support the congregation amid the fuel price hike.
The statement read:
“It was an unusual church service on Sunday for many members of the LSC The Bridge: one of the RCCG’s vibrant youth churches led by Pastor Leke Adeboye.
“With the fuel price hike and cost of living crisis hitting hard on many Nigerians, Pastor Leke and the head of Christian Social Responsibility for the RCCG Youth Province 1, Lagos State came up with a brilliant initiative to support church members.
“Over 1,000 liters of fuel were contributed to support anyone who came to church on Sunday with their vehicle.”
The move was also described as a way of empowering young people and taxi drivers who used their cars for businesses and relied on them for their daily upkeep and expenses.
It was learned that after fuelling the souls of everyone who attended church service with God’s word, the pastor directed members who drove to church with their cars to a designated filling station.
“They all drove in their cars and had their tanks filled with petroleum or diesel. In addition to this, over 500 people also had their bodies fuelled with good food.
“It was an essential Christian social responsibility move needed for such a time as this,” the statement added.
After the event, the pastor gave a short charge to the people, saying, “You cannot use God’s fuel to do illegal things, use the fuel wisely.”