The Federal Capital Territory Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board wants religious bodies and wealthy individuals to sponsor Christians yearning for spiritual fulfillment to the holy land.
The Director of the Board, Mr Audu Vingo Dabara made the call at the on- going Fct pilgrimage stakeholders workshop in Kuje, Abuja.
Mr Dabara who noted that preparedness was key to attaining success, encouraged church leaders to set up a module of supporting some faithful members in their various denomination to the holy Land for a lifetime experience.
Mr Dabara further explained that such encounter would go a long way to enhance spiritual rebirth that would bring about attitudinal change of the individuals, and by extension make them agents of transformation in the society.
Mr Dabara described pilgrimage as a task in the hands of the Church that must not be allowed to go into extinction .
He also thanked the people of Kuje community for the large turn out.
In a paper presentation, the Secretary Christian Association of Nigeria, Bishop Michael Akpami said pilgrimage is significant because it provides opportunity for people to strengthen their faith and make them have a broader understanding of the scriptural truth.
Speaking on the role of stakeholders in pilgrimage, Pastor Yomi Fatimehin described Christian pilgrimage as a business of the kingdom that must not be handled with levity.
Responding, the Chairman, Kuje Area Council, Abdulahi Galadima represented by Vice Chairman , Ismaila Tanko commended the Fct Pilgrims Board for organizing the workshop and promised to give the needed support.
The CAN President, Reverend Jonah Samson led a prayer of peace and unity for the country.
All the major stakeholders at the forum unanimously concur with Zola Levith’s saying that “A trip to Isreal is worth ten years of Sunday School”
By: Remi Johnson/Abuja