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Nigeria GO 2020 National Report

The 2020 Global Outreach Day in Nigeria was unique. It took a different turn from the usual. We earlier planned different mobilization and evangelism training programs which could not hold due to the outbreak of COVID-19. There were no congregational activities. We had less person-to-person interactions because of the lockdown and social distancing rules in different parts of the country. More of the interactions and witnessing were online and through phone calls and messages.

The activities of G.O.D Nigeria for 2020 started on Friday, 1st May 2020. It was a corporate GO2020 Zoom Conference PRAYER FOR NIGERIA, organized by G.O.D Nigeria in collaboration with Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), the umbrella body for all Christians in Nigeria. It was geared towards praying for the entire Nation, for a great move of the Holy Spirit, bringing about great harvest of souls and the transformation of the Nation.

On Friday, 8th May 2020, G.O.D Nigeria in collaboration with CAN held the All Nigeria GO2020 Zoom/Webinar. It was a Mobilization and Training Conference designed to mobilize and equip all Believers to aggressively evangelize the country. It featured experienced and anointed ministers of the Gospel teach and train on evangelism. The G.O.D International President Werner Nachtigal spoke as the Keynote Panelist. The other facilitators were Bishop Dr. Victor Mbanisi, the Presiding Bishop of Victory HolyGhost Mission and Chairman of Banex Group of Companies; Pastor Johnson Funso Odesola, Assistant General Overseer Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG); Rev. Samson Ajetomobi, the President of Men of Issachar Vision and Chairman of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) Oyo State; Dr. Ferdinand Nweke, International Coordinator of Eternity Ministries; Bishop Moses Ezedebego, the President of Maximum Impact Leadership Centre and Chairman of PFN Anambra State; Barrister Favour Victory, a National Director of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International (FGBMFI) Nigeria; Pastor Abiodun Akinola, the Senior Pastor of Kingdom Life Revival Assembly; and Evangelist Oguazi Onyemobi, the National Coordinator of G.O.D Nigeria and National President of Student Christian Movement of Nigeria (SCM). Watch the Conference through this link: https://youtu.be/ Zc6w65kZ8EM

On Friday, 15th May 2020, was the All RCCG GO2020 Digital Outreach. It was a Mobilization and Training Zoom Conference to train and mobilize all RCCG members for evangelism. The Speakers were Pastor Funso Odesola (Assistant GO, Admin & Personnel), Pastor Brown Oyitso (Special Assistant to GO, Missions), Pastor Leke Adeboye (Senior Personal Asst to GO), Pastor Precious Akingbade (National Coordinator Youths & Young Adults), Pastor

   Joel Oke (Rector RCCG College of Missions) and Pastor Patrick Uponi (Head Central Missions Board). Watch at: https://youtu.be/SsYv-irHCPY

On Wednesday, 20th May 2020, G.O.D Nigeria in collaboration with CAN held a Zoom/Webinar program tagged, “NIGERIA ARISE !” It was a clarion call to all Churches in Nigeria across all denominations to unite as a massive army for the purpose of evangelizing and transforming the nation. It was a unique program as all the different cross-sections of the Nigerian Church were represented in the program. The panelists were led by His Eminence Rev. Dr. Samson Olasupo Ayokunle, the National President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). Others were Bishop Dr. Felix Omobude, National President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN); Most Rev. Dr. Ben Fubara Fubara-Manuel, the National President of the Christian Council of Nigeria (CCN); His Eminence Dr. Samuel Chukwuemeka Uche, Prelate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Archbishop Dr. Henry Ndukuba, the Primate of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Commission; Archbishop Dr. Margaret Idahosa, the Archbishop of Church of God Mission and the Chancellor of Benson Idahosa University; Rev. Dr. Joel Bill, the Vice President of TEKAN Group of Churches; His Eminence Apostle Prof. Alexander Bamgbola, the Chairman of CAN Lagos State; and Evangelist Oguazi Onyemobi, the National Coordinator of G.O.D Nigeria and the National President of SCM Nigeria.

The International President of G.O.D Werner Nachtigal, and the International Director of. G.O.D Beat Baumann also addressed the Nation and the leaders. The leaders spoke on topics such as: The Great Commission - God’s mandate to the Church; The G.O.D Vision and the Expectations for Nigeria; Take Up the Cross and Follow; Turning Believers into Warriors; Let Us Unite and Transform Our Nation; The Bumper Harvest Waiting in Northern Nigeria; Triumphing with Power from Above; and the Master is calling - Let’s Go. His Eminence Ayokunle ended with a charge to all Believers in Nigeria to go and aggressively evangelize and transform the nation. He prayed for revival and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Nigeria and for God’s blessings of peace, security and prosperity over the Nation. Watch “Nigeria Arise” at this link: https:// youtu.be/7TWfoGD-DEU

On Friday, 22nd May 2020, the RCCG Digital Global Outreach held a GO2020 Evangelism Strategic Zoom Conference for RCCG Churches featuring prominent RCCG Pastors, namely: Pastor Johnson Odesola, Assistant GO; Pastor Brown Oyitso, Special Assistant to GO; Pastor Leke Sanusi, Special Assistant to GO Europe Mainland Region 2; Pastor Sola Oludoyi, Special Assistant to GO Europe Mainland Region 3; Pastor Charles Kpandei, Pastor in Charge Region 11; and Pastor Patrick Uponi, Head Central Missions Board. Gospel Artist Bukola Bekes ministered in songs during the Conference. Watch at: https://youtu.be/d9-JuzxxerA

 On Tuesday, 26th May 2020, G.O.D Nigeria held the 1st of the Series of Zoom Conversation on the theme - “Not Ashamed”. The program, which appealed greatly to youths and young adults was held to drive awareness for evangelism in general and motivate Believers to boldly and courageously proclaim their faith in Jesus Christ. It featured young Christian Ministers and Media Influencers like: Leke Adeboye, son of the General Overseer of the RCCG; Damilola Mike-Bamiloye, son of popular Gospel Music Producer; Yemisi Vese, a top Christian Faith Blogger; and Toyosi Etim-Effiong, a prominent Radio Personality, Author and Entrepreneur. The panelists shared their experiences in their walk with God and how they overcome the challenges of sharing their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. The program was anchored by Matilda Okufi. Watch “Not Ashamed”-Day 1 at: https:// youtu.be/DXMZhU0we3I

On Thursday, 28th May 2020, the 2nd of the Series on “Not Ashamed” Conversation was held. It featured prominent ministers of the Gospel, namely: Pastor Godman Akinlabi, the Lead Pastor of Elevation Church, and Rev Laurie Whetstone-Idahosa, Senior Pastor of Churches of God Mission and Director in Benson Idahosa University. The program was anchored by Ebenezer Olateru. Watch “Not Ashamed”-Day 2 at: https://youtu.be/ 11mmOyZ7F18

On Friday, 29th May 2020, the 3rd and last of the Series on “Not Ashamed” Conversation was held. It featured eminent Christian media personalities, namely: Lala Akindoju, an award winning Nigerian Actress; Deyemi Okanlawon, a prominent Nigerian Actor; Jimmy Odukoya, a Pastor and Movie Actor; and Delphine Okoba, top TV Presenter and Actress. They spoke on their experiences as Christian witnesses in the entertainment industry. The program was anchored by Amanda Onyearugbulem. Watch “Not Ashamed”-Day 3 at: https://www.facebook.com/watch/? v=1092658714454154

On the same Friday, 29th May 2020, the RCCG held another Digital Training and Mobilization Zoom/Webinar Conference featuring some leading Pastors of the Church, namely: Pastor Joseph Adeyokunnu, the Treasurer and Member of the Governing Council of RCCG; Pastor Idowu Iluyomade, Special Assistant to GO and Pastor-in-Charge of City of David RCCG; and Pastor Belemina Obunge, Special Assistant to GO and Pastor-in-Charge of Region 5 RCCG. They were joined by Werner Nachtigal, the International President of G.O.D.

Saturday, the 30th day of May 2020, was the Global Outreach Day. Evangelist Oguazi Onyemobi, the National Coordinator, G.O.D Nigeria made the “Hope Proclamation” to the Nation. It was a prophetic declaration of hope, peace and love at a time of fear, frustration and uncertainty, in the face of the COVID-19 lockdown. He declared it, a Day of Hope, Peace and Love in our troubled and uncertain world.

A Day designated for all Christians across all denominations to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to someone. He declared Jesus Christ as the Ultimate Hope of the hopeless, and welcomed Him to Nigeria, to every State, every Community, every Family, and every heart, to reign, establish righteousness, justice and truth, and bless Nigeria. Watch the “Hope Declaration” #GO2020 at the link: https:// youtu.be/7TWfoGD-DEU

On same Saturday, 30th May 2020, Pastor E. A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of RCCG had a Special Broadcast to call for the Father’s Blessings on Global Evangelism. He prayed for signs and wonders to follow Believers as they go out for soul winning in response to the Great Commission. Watch the Broadcast at: https://youtu.be/ttiuELQjG4c

Bro. Kola Aileru, Special Assistant to the National Coordinator, Reporting from Lagos: We commenced activities for the Global Outreach Day in the personal residence of the National Coordinator, Evangelist Oguazi Onyemobi. I was with his family as we gathered to listen to the “Hope Proclamation” GO2020. We all lifted our voices in response to the Proclamation and prayed for the nation and for souls to come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ throughout the nation. While his wife went out alone to witness, I went out with the Evangelist, wearing our face masks, to witness in and around the neighborhood.

We first met some laborers in a construction site and shared the Gospel to them, and three of them gave their lives to Christ. We went on and shared Gospel tracts to many people we met in the street and at the shops around, and some of them agreed to say the Sinners Prayers. We proceeded to the Estate Gate and witnessed to people in many shops along the Lekki-Epe Expressway. From there, we proceeded to Blenco Supermarket, where we gave out a lot of tracts.

Finally, we went to Sangotedo Bus Stop where we ministered to many traders and artisans. In some of the shops we visited, the people stopped their work and gathered to listen to the Word of God. We tried our best to maintain social distancing. Most of the people gave their lives to Christ. We gave out tracts to many people who gladly received them. In all, we had about 30 salvation decisions. Some rededicated their lives to the Lord. The people were very open to the Gospel. It was a glorious day.

A Christian Elder testified in a prayer meeting that early on that Saturday morning, he had a dream at which he say a mighty hand coming from Heaven with a big vial of oil. The hand turned the vial and poured the oil downward oil. When he looked down, he saw a multitude of people on the earth, and the oil was coming upon their heads. He was overwhelmed with joy. He said he believed that it is a sign that God is releasing a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the earth through the Global Outreach Day.

 Some Churches and individuals came to our office to collect Gospel tracts, but most of the people were not able to go out for person to person evangelism because of the Government restrictions on movements and interaction. A lot of people used Telephone and Social Media platforms to send out messages of the Gospel to people.

Sister Tokumbo, RCCG Provincial Headquarters, Lekki, Lagos, reporting: The Global Outreach Day Outreach was so dynamic that it brought great revival to many people. People that ordinarily would not seek for God were desperate to hear the Word of God. Social Media Evangelism was massive. Several Pastors, Workers, Ministers, Evangelists and ordinary Church members bombard the airwaves with the Gospel message. The GO2020 Campaign really boosted the drive for Digital Evangelism. Some people Brethren shared their own personal testimonies:

Sister Kemi Walker ministered to 6 Muslims in an Auto Mechanic Workshop. She shared with them that Jesus is the only way to God and prayed for them.

Brother Daniel testified that many people were very receptive to the Gospel. His younger brother gave his life to Christ, and is doing well in the Faith.

Brother P. C. Nnorom testified that he shared about GO2020 on all Social Media Platforms he belongs to, and on his Whatsapp Prayer Group.

Pastor Patrick Obiora testified that they packaged food items and distributed to people around the Church. We used the opportunity to share the Gospel to them and they opened their heart to receive the Word of God. They wanted to know when our Church will reopen for services.

Elder Femi Arilewola testified that he used online platforms to evangelize. Some of the people he reached were overseas.

Sis. Joy testified that they only did online evangelism, but could not go out of their houses to witness because of the COVID-19 lockdown.

From 14th to 20th June 2020, Indigitous Global Outreach Nigeria in collaboration with G.O.D Nigeria will be holding STUDENTS DO2020 Student

Digital Outreach. The program is designed for Students to use digital tools to reach fellow students with the Gospel online and face to face. The Outreach joined in the GO2020 campaign of G.O.D to mobilize over 5,600 Believers in the month of May 2020 for training on online evangelism. Participants were mostly from over 80 Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria. Students interested in this program can join by clicking on this link: https://tinyurl.com/ JoinStudentDO2020.

Prepared by: Evanglist Oguazi Onyemobi ( National Coordinator, Global Outreach Day Nigeria)

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