It is unarguably true that one way to practically show love this yuletide season is to give out to the needy.
An Abeokuta-based church, Treasure House of God, on Tuesday has displayed such gesture by distributing foodstuff to more than 6,000 persons to celebrate Christmas in Ogun state.
The beneficiaries were at the church premises as early as 5 a.m. to collect the food items.
Speaking to journalists, the Chairman, Jesus Feast Committee of the Church, Kayode Ogunjimi, said the church distributed the foodstuff to cushion the effect of economic hardship during the season.
Ogunjimi stated that the church deemed it fit to give out to people who did not have the means to celebrate Christmas.
Stressing that the church had been giving out to people for the past three years, he said,;;;
‘‘What we are doing is just about evangelism. Jesus is the reason for the season; it’s our annual programme for the church where we give to people who don’t have means to celebrate the Christmas. Treasure House of God has been doing this for over three years whereby we feed over four thousand people.
this year we have over 6,000 and God will feed everybody and it’s just one thing; that is evangelism.
Christmas is all about Jesus, so many people don’t have the resources to celebrate this day.”
Some of the beneficiaries, Mrs Mary Oyinloye and Mr James Adigun, thanked God for using the church to put smiles on the faces of the under-privileged.
They called on other churches to cultivate the same habit so as to continue to increase people’s happiness.