An article in today’s Guardian Newspapers concerning some of the recent charitable works at The SCOAN…
Church offers succour to inventor, first class graduate
AN inventor, Mr. Kehinde Durojaye and a University of Lagos (UNILAG) Electrical/ Electronic Engineering First Class graduate, Miss Olayinka Oduwole, have been offered lifelines by Pastor Temitope Balogun Joshua of The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN). They got the succour during a service at the Ikotun-Egbe, Lagos headquarters of the church.
Speaking on the occasion, Oduwole, a youth supervisor at the church, who started attending SCOAN when she was five years old, remarked: “I finished secondary school at the age 15 and immediately gained admission into the university. I still recollect how the Prophet would come into our midst, counsel us, tell us about his life history, the challenges he faced and encourage us to be the best we can be. This has really motivated and inspired me.
“During my final year, the man of God called me and specifically told me that he wanted me to finish with a first class result. I was surprised and told him I was struggling between first class and second class upper. Prophet Joshua gave me anointed water and I read as if everything depended on it. When the grades came out, even in courses where others were failing, I had an ‘A’ and when my results were compiled, I finished with a first class result.”
At that point, the clergyman declared that the ministry would sponsor her to the best university in the world for her Masters Degree.
On his part, Durojaye said he was named a professor in 1991 shortly after the visit of the then military President, General Ibrahim Gbadamosi Babangida, came to an exhibition where his projects were displayed. Kehinde is at present a researcher and lecturer at UNILAG.
Speaking on one of his inventions, a land-and-sea vehicle, also referred to as an amphibian vehicle, he stated that he was able to put some materials together to present a faint glimpse of the idea of what he had in him. He added: “This is a new initiative that I invented. I only designed this one to move on land and sea. I started the building of this project right from my childhood. You can call it amphibian jet or a land-and-sea vehicle. I picked some of the materials I used from the refuse bin. I am loaded but because of poverty, I cannot help myself. If I should sit down, I will grow old and will not be able to do all these things. So it is better for me to just go out to struggle.
“I got to The Synagogue Church of All Nations through what I heard the man of God has been doing around the world. I was told he has been assisting people with talent and I believe God is going to use him to help me. I know he is going to help me to shoot this project and reveal it to the world. I am a beneficiary of what the prophet has done for my community in Bolorunpelu, Lagos, where he provided two transformers for the community.”
By Tope Templar Olaiya
SOURCE: The Guardian