Pastor Ashimolowo advises church leaders on members’ health

The Senior Pastor, Kingsway International Christian Centre, London, Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo, has urged church leaders in the country to make the physical wellbeing of their congregations a priority.

He also urged them to engage in activities that would promote the total wellbeing of their congregations.

According to him, any church that preaches salvation, but does not care for the physical aspect of its people is not preaching full gospel.

Ashimolowo gave the charge at a recent inauguration of Soteria Maternity and Hospital Limited at the premises of the Christ Livingspring Apostle Ministry at Omole, Ikeja, Lagos, where he praised the CLAM General Overseer, Pastor Wole Oladiyun, for achieving his age-long vision.

Ashimolowo said, “We must always value what we have. We need to celebrate the vision of the founder of the hospital and what he has done. The name of the hospital is apt; it means salvation.

“The vision demonstrates the need for church leaders to be conscious of the physical needs of their people. The subject of physical healing is crucial to God; that is why He called himself Jehovah Rapha.”

Explaining the reason behind the establishment of the fully equipped multi-million naira modern hospital, Oladiyun said that he received the vision when he was 10 years old as a member of the Christ Apostolic Church.

He said as a young boy, anytime he saw pregnant women going to the hospital he would hide in a corner and be praying until they were delivered of their babies.

Oladiyun, however, said Soteria Hospital is one of the four he planned to build.

“Church must affect the society. Soteria Hospital is not a profit-driven project; it was built to save lives, which is its key mandate,” he said, adding that the church was a replication of what he did at Ile-Oluji, Ondo State.

The Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, who inspected the hospital’s equipment, described them as the world best.

He praised Oladiyun for conceiving, nurturing and realising the vision.

From Punch

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