A man who mentors presidents and at the same time moves with the downtrodden in society, and cares for thier needs – such is the pastor, TB Joshua. Another report from The Sun in Nigeria illustrates the calibre of people who have recognised the grace of God in his life and responded accordingly…
Heads of states, mostly from Africa, at different times have jettisoned protocols and dashed in to see a pastor in a Lagos suburb. They go to him to kneel, pray, learn and “seek the face of God”.
Some even dispatched presidential jets to bring him to pray for them, their households and country at large.
Taciturn and press shy, Prophet T.B. Joshua, General Overseer of Synagogue, the Church of All Nations, reluctantly spoke to Sunday Sun on his chain of visiting presidents. “It’s all for internal renovation. Those who are rich in every sense of the word understand that life is a learning process. It never stops’ he said.
Notable heads of states and leaders who throng the church include President Oma Bongo of Gabon, Frederick Chiluba of Zambia, King Goodwill Zwetithini, the Zulu King of South Africa. Others include the former President of Congo Brazzaville, Professor Pascal Lissonba and General Andre Kolimba.
The just sworn-in President of Ghana, Professor John Evans Atta Mills has added his name to the list. Barely four days after being sworn-in Mills and his Vice, John D. Mahama, attended a thanksgiving service at Synagogue.
In the course of the service, President Atta Mills spoke and described Pastor Joshua as his mentor. According to him, the pastor didn’t only predict his victory but taught him humility, the joy of reaching out to the less privileged and abiding faith in God.
“He’s a professor of law. We learn from each other. When you constantly strive to improve, you build character,” Pastor Joshua said.
Last Friday, the National Association of Nigerian Students, (NANS) added another feather to his cap. The executives of the association showered praises on him. Its Public Relations Officer, Comrade Agbabiaka Ahmed described him as an outstanding model for the growth and development of education in the country.
The students, Sunday Sun learnt, decided to honour the Pastor for his long list of scholarships and giving succour to poor Nigerian students. Late last year, the Federal Government bestowed a prestigious national honour Officer of the Federal Republic on him.
SOURCE: The Sun News, Nigeria
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