Pastor Ashimolowo Gives Foodstuffs, Clothes to 30,000 Households, Funds Surgeries in Ikorodu Crusade

Pastor Ashimolowo Gives Foodstuffs, Clothes to 30,000 Households, Funds Surgeries in Ikorodu Crusade

  • At least 30,000 households were home rejoicing after receiving foodstuffs, and clothes during the Compassion for Christ to the Rural World (CCRW) Foundation outreach in Ikorodu, Lagos
  • The crude was organised by Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo of Kingsway International Christian Centre
  • Ashimolowo added that 2,000 people gave their lives to Christ even under the rain at the crusade ground

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Ikorodu, Lagos state - The Senior Pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre, Matthew Ashimolowo, has shown his love for the people by giving 30, 000 households foodstuffs and clothes during the Compassion for Christ to the Rural World (CCRW) Foundation outreach in Ikorodu, Lagos.

Ashimolowo said 2,000 people gave their lives to Christ even under the rain on the first night of the crusade.

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Ashimolowo said 3,000 households were given foodstuff, and 2,000 repented at the Ikorodu crusade. Photo Credit: Lamidi Morufu Bamidele
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The prominent man of God stated this on Tuesday, November 6, while speaking to journalists.

“Two thousand souls gave their lives to Christ in the middle of the rain. This morning I think we have served about 20 to 30,000 people with food and clothing," Pastor Ashimolowo said at the media briefing attended by Legit.ng.
“I don’t know what will be happening tomorrow as they now know that we are for real and that we will be distributing rice beans, sugar, salt, ground nut oil, soap and buckets.

Pastor Ashimolowo provides free medical treatment to indigents

Meanwhile, a total of 300 free surgeries were also planned for the indigents during the crusade initiatives.

A makeshift surgical centre was established at the General Hospital Ikorodu, serving as the venue for the medical procedures.

Surgeon Olalekan Ajayi, who is heading the medical team, highlighted that the CCRW had assembled a skilled team of surgeons to perform operations on hernias, appendicitis, and various lumps on the body and face.

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His words:

“We are a set of surgeons organised to come and give surgical service to the less privileged in Ikorodu and its environs. People who have been unable to have their conditions treated strictly because of money, not because they don’t want it done, but because they cannot afford it, and so, this is an opportunity for a lot of them to get those conditions treated.”

Ajayi continued:

“There is a 16-year-old boy who has been carrying a condition which would have been corrected while he was a child, but he just came, and we have just corrected it. He is 16 now; in other words, he is practically an adult. These are people who could have been treated earlier. So, for many people, this is an opportunity to get rid of a condition that, if money had not been the problem, would have been sorted out long ago.”

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He also commended the Lagos state government for partnering with the CCRW to provide free medical treatments.

Ikorodu crusade: Beneficiaries speak

Ruth Isuamaka, a 28-year-old indigene of Delta state, was one of the beneficiaries of the free surgical operations.

She spoke after undergoing surgery to remove a breast lump which she had been managing for 11 years.

Isuamaka said the surgery which was done for free would have cost her between N150,000 to N200,000.

"I never knew I would do this today but thank God I'm opportune to do it. It's by His grace," she said.

Another beneficiary, Gloria Ekong, 20, also spoke with Legit.ng:

"We were given clothes and noodles. I came here to come and pray. Also, I was feeling dizzy and having body pains. I was given an injection at the medical stand."

Ashimolowo announces special crusade to help poor Nigerians

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Pastor Ashimolowo announced a new crusade organised solely for helping indigent Nigerians, especially those in rural areas, between November 6 and 11, 2023.

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Legit.ng gathers that the crusade costs between N700 million and one billion. Among others, various foodstuffs, including hundreds of bags of rice and garri, soaps, vegetable oils, etc., have been purchased for distribution to the less privileged Nigerians.

He further explained that medical doctors have been hired to provide free medical treatments and surgeries to the people, adding that N160m worth of medicine has been purchased.

"I bought $1,000 for N670": Pastor Ashimolowo

In another report, Ashimolowo complained about the sorry economic state of Nigeria, recalling how he bought the $1000 for N670 when he was leaving Nigeria in 1978.

In a recent interview, the cleric lamented that Nigeria's economy was concentrated in the hands of a few, adding that it was a huge problem that continued to create unemployment in the country.

"Things have changed so much in Nigeria now. When I left Nigeria in 1978 to study as a young Nigerian, I bought $1,000 for N670," he said.

Source: Legit.ng

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