As usual the church was full to capacity with an overflow crowd in airy tents outside the church premises. The service started with the choir singing songs to glorify the Lord and to invite His presence into their midst. The man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua, arrived in the auditorium and encouraged the congregation to rise and worship the Lord in the beauty of His holiness with more songs. He then went on further to talk about the 33 Chilean miners that had been trapped in the collapsed mine in the country of Chile. He encouraged the congregation and viewers all over the world to join him and pray for God’s mercy and favour upon them and that the Lord should continue to strengthen them. He told everyone watching to observe the next day, being Monday the 30th of August, as a day of prayer for these 33 Chilean miners.
The Bible says we overcome by the blood of the lamb and the word of our testimony. Testimonies always abound in The Synagogue, Church of All Nations. The testimony of Mr and Mrs Nnaemeka and Tracy Ohajuwa from Ireland, concerning their 7year old son, Uche who had the problem of autism was an amazing one. According to the father, this problem had been from birth and he could not talk or speak or communicate normally with people. Mr Ohajuwa, narrated his experience saying ‘My baby could not sleep at all. The slightest noise and he would be awake, always restless’. Mrs Tracy Ohajuwa, with an emotion laden voice, was prompt to explain the trauma she had also been through as a result of her son’s sickness. ‘This had made me develop manic depression as I could not take him out in public’, she explained. Their son’s healing happened when she cried out on a service day for a touch from Prophet T.B. Joshua and indeed God used His anointed one to set their little boy free from this problem of autism. Today, their joy knows no bounds for what God Almighty has done in their family.
Financial aid was given to numerous people among whom was a lady by the name Felicia with praise, her daughter, who came from Ireland homeless and penniless. Prophet TB Joshua gave her the sum of N200,000 for an accommodation for herself and two bags of rice, a copy of the Holy Bible and one of his books titled, ‘The mirror’. He also gave a scholarship to the daughter. There was also the pathetic case of the Ede family of 5 who had been orphaned for 5 years with no one to support them. Their case was so pathetic in that you could see that they were all children with the eldest Nneamaka being 19 years of age. One of them was so sick and frail and according to Nneamaka who is the eldest, ‘The doctors have confirmed that she has no blood in her body and we have no money to admit her in the hospital or buy the drugs. Upon that our landlord has ejected us out of the house’. The man of God, Prophet TB Joshua gave them the sum of N500,000 and 5 bags of rice, the Holy Bible and the bestseller book titled ‘The mirror’ as well. Mrs Umeano, a widow and her 13year old daughter’s joy knew no bounds as they were also blessed with the sum of N200,000, two bags of rice, a holy bible and The mirror. She narrated that after her husband’s death, life became a weary road for her and her daughter had to drop out of school. She was also becoming crippled with the problem of swollen legs and difficulty in walking which was caused by an accident, two years before. There was no way she could now fend for herself or her daughter. That was how she found her way to the Synagogue, Church of All Nations where she was placed at the prayer line and prayed for by one of the Wise Men. From that moment, she knew she was completely healed, but poverty remained a dominant feature of her life and that was how she appealed to the to the Man of God for help and this fetched her joy and happiness. Her daughter was also placed under the Schorlarship scheme of The Synagogue Church of All Nations. The man of God encouraged the viewers and congregation to be good givers saying ‘When you give what you cherish most, you will receive from Jesus Christ, what you cherish most because everything we have is only being borrowed from God. So, whatever you have to give, give it cheerfully’.
Mrs Kemi Nikinyo had come with the problem of a leg ulcer which had crippled her activities for a year. Having been taken to various places in search of a solution, she had lost hope as the doctors told her the leg had to be amputated. This was before she found out about The Synagogue, Church of All Nations. She was placed at the prayer line section of the church and the Man of God, TB Joshua prayed for her. She said ‘immediately after the prayer, the excruciating pains vanished and within weeks the whole sore dried up, I sincerely give glory to the Almighty God for what He has done in my life. Now my joy and happiness is back and I can now take care of my family again’.
Mr and Mrs Lavoe, who came all the way from Ghana with the problem of lowsperm count and barreness for 21 years came to testify to the power in the name of Jesus through the anointing water. According to Mr Lavoe, he said ‘for 21 years, we had been in pain and shame of not being able to bear children but we kept on praying and we believed that one day, God would meet us at the point of our need. And that was how we found The Synagogue, Church of All Nations and we were fortunate to receive the anointing water for the fruit of the womb’. Mrs Lavoe chipped in ‘after applying the anointing water, I had a dream where I saw an angel and the angel told me that I would bear a child’. I was so happy and I met my husband as a husband and wife would do. Few months later, I was feeling feverish and my husband took me to the hospital. There, the doctors confirmed that I was pregnant. We give all the glory to God for His mighty work in our life’ she concluded.
At the prayer line of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations, Jesus Christ reveals to us that He is the same yesterday, today and forever. Various people came from different parts of the world with their problems, sicknesses and diseases. Among them was Audu Ajibola, a 75 year old man with the problems of difficulty in walking due to Arthritis. There was also the case of Monique Edokou from Ivory Coast who came with the problem of stiff neck due to a severe case of cervical spondylosis. On her neck was placed a neck collar to prevent her spine and neck bones from collapsing. She could not turn her neck due to the stiffness of the neck. There was also the case of Jonah Udo Emmanuel with the problem of a fracture of the neck of his left femur and he was using a pair of crutches. He could not walk without this pair of crutches but after the prayer of one of the Wise Men, he rose to his feet and began to move and walk again. Glory be to God.
Prophet TB Joshua started the prayer session by reading the book of Mark 1: 23. He encouraged the congregation to begin to command out all unclean spirits out of their bodies in the name of Jesus Christ. As the man of God continued to pray, God’s power was truly manifested, as many with contrary spirits began to receive deliverance and those riddled with sicknesses and diseases received their healing. The overflow crowd was not left out and indeed, it was another wonderful service day. A day which the Lord has made.