Nigerian pastor TB Joshua is flying the families of the victims of SCOAN building collapse to Lagos to spend Christmas and the New Year with him.
According to the church spokesperson Kirsten Nematandani “the prophet has invited the families of the deceased to come and spend time out there at the synagogue with the other church members for Christmas and very importantly… the end of the year candlelight services.”
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44 family members who had accepted the offer would fly out on Christmas day and come back on January 2, 2015.
”The purpose is to spend time with the families. As we know the families are going through a difficult time… this is part of the process the church is undergoing,” he said.
The church would propose the grieving families spiritual and emotional support and they would have a chance to interact with TB Joshua.
He would sponsor the whole trip comprising all transport, accommodation, meals and visa applications.
Nematandani said the prophet had always been open about the tragedy and that he would “walk this journey with the families… and continuously support them”.
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The families going to the church would spend their time joining services and programmes run by “evangelists and wise men”.
”They will have time to go to the prayer mountain to have quality time as an individual and talking to God.
”The church will be on the ground with them, sending them love and support from TB Joshua, even though it could be seen as a black Christmas,” he said.