An article found in The African Times of USA concerning the recent philanthrophic activities of the Emmanuel TV Haiti Earthquake Relief Team…
Nigerian Synagogue Mobilises Aid For Haiti
The global effort to bring relief to the people of earthquake-ravaged Haiti received a major boost from a leading Nigerian religious organization, The Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN). The congregation joined other individuals, government entities and philanthropists in Nigeria and various African countries that have donated cash and relief items to help in alleviating the sufferings of survivors of the recent Haitian catastrophe.
The leadership of the church buoyed with donations from its members and viewers of its affiliate satellite television network, Emmanuel TV, announced the launch of a massive relief program shortly after the quake became known.
Prophet T.B. Joshua, founder and prelate of SCOAN has since led an effort and organized a charter flight directly to Port-au-Prince ferrying a team of medical personnel, and other health care professionals who are partners of his ministry, with items ranging from assorted medical supplies, sanitary equipment and tents to other life-saving essentials.
On arrival in Port-Au-Prince, The SCOAN team set up clinics and relief canters to attend to the wounded and the needy and have been attending to thousands of the quake victims daily.
Since then, The SCOAN has been unrelenting on its drive to raise both funds and awareness for the Haitians. And currently running on its TV network is a passionate appeal from Prophet Joshua to its viewers around the world where he appeals for assistance. “As regards what is happening in Haiti,” appealed Pastor Joshua, “we cannot pretend not to see that we are one another’s strength.”
Prophet Joshua told The African Times-USA in Lagos that his team will remain in Haiti for as long as it takes to restore some stability to the country and its grief-stricken people. On what motivates him to charity for which he and his Emmanuel TV have become well known, Pastor Joshua pointed to the message in one of his sermons.
Said he: “If we must receive, we must first learn to give. Whatever we do to our fellow human being, that we also do unto the Lord Jesus Christ. The people of Haiti are homeless and destitute today that we may be their benefactors. That is what Christianity is all about.”
Donations to support the relief efforts can be made at www.emmanuel.tv
SOURCE: The African Times