The case of the abandoned corpse of Mrs Etim-Okon and the incredible act of charity and reconciliation thereafter by TB Joshua continues to send ripples throughout the community…
Innocent lives tragically snuffed out, families recklessly torn apart, beautiful hopes dashed on the rocks of blind allegations… Such is the case of many children in Nigeria and accross Africa falsely branded witches by crisis-ridden people desperately searching for scapegoats amid superstitious tendencies. The result is simply disastrous as young children barely able to reason for themselves are stigmatised and seperated from society – and in many cases, killed. But thank God, hope is rekindling for the rejected and dejected children, as Pastor TB Joshua is being used mightily by God to re-unite broken families, by unveiling the truth from God about the said accusations…
General Overseer of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations, Prophet Temitope Joshua has said persecution brought him tremendous blessing. He said as he was being hounded by a few individuals in the society, thousands, especially the less privileged across the world, were praying for his wellbeing. Joshua said during a special Sunday Service at the Ikotun Lagos Headquarters of the church that many lives had been touched around the world through his ministry, who are also praying for increase of God’s blessings on him.
To many, Friday 28th August 2009 was just another day, another event, another occurrence in the cycle of life, quickly to be forgotten. But to 10-year-old Favour Onyenwaku of Abia state, Nigeria – it was so much more than that.
Can we call it the superstitious tendencies that permeate our African history and ‘local’ reasoning, or an easy way of shifting the burden of blame to the shoulder of another? Maybe it’s a combination of both – but this national blame game has been the bane of our nation for far too long.
Prophet T.B. Joshua re-unites a young girl abandoned in 1996 at the age of nine over witchcraft allegations with her mother
Oghenefejiro Iworo, a female Urhobo cultural music dancer from Ugheli, Delta was only nine years old in 1996 when she was abandoned by Esther, her mother. Her reason for taking such drastic action against her child was because the little girl was alleged to have belonged to the evil world of witches and wizards.