ANALYSIS: Day Dominion City Church Tackled Health Need Of Enugu CommunityExclusive Reports, Latest News Friday, November 27th, 2015
By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu
Since its inception in 2006, the Dominion City church, (aka) New Covenant Family (NCF) has continued to flourish and spread like a wild fire across the entire globe.
The Anambra state born Pastor David Ogbueli, led new generation pentecostal church, with headquarters in Lagos Nigeria, has really carved a niche for itself in the corridors of flock shepherding, as the name has become synonymous with practical christianity.
Apart from winning countless souls for Jesus Christ, based on her belief in practical Christianity, and preaching of the gospel undiluted, the church, had over the years, impacted so much on the lives of Nigerians in different ways because of its penchant for human empowerment which has remained her watchword.
From his antecedents, Pastor Ogbueli, is one Nigerian cleric who holds the view that for the gospel to really penetrate the innermost heart and minds of christian believers, the people must be sound in all ramifications, including in health conditions.
Perhaps, it is against the backdrop of her leader’s belief in both spiritual and physical emancipation of the people, that the church, since inception, had continued to empower, as well as assist in liberating scores of troubled souls, especially the poor, neglected, and helpless in the society, that are abound mostly in rural communities.
The philanthropic gesture of the church, which has endeared it to many christian believers across the world, is in line with her philosophy of raising leaders that transform society.
However, going by its human oriented activities, many christians, and beneficiaries of some of its charity works, such as its free medi -care, have come to the conclusion, that the church, which was fully incorporated with the Nigeria corporate affairs commission in Abuja in 1998, with the registration No RC 11649, has truly lived up to expectation as a religious organization established to win souls for Jesus Christ.
The vision of the church according to its founder, Pastor Ogbueli, is to preach the total gospel of Jesus Christ, because he believes when that is achieved, the lives of men will be transformed to reflect the image of Jesus Christ, the head of the christian faith, and that will eventually result in the raising of leaders that will transform the society.
The ministry, which has a mission arm called the Global Mission Network, has over the years, given hope and succour to the hopeless, and dejected in the society.
When it started as a house fellowship in a lady’s flat apartment at New Heaven, Enugu, the capital city of Enugu state, little did the founder, and the pioneer members knew that it would blossom and attain its present status.
Presently, the ministry has grown into more than 40 churches and campus fellowships all over Nigeria with some of them numbering above 3,000 members with more than 70 Pastor’s serving under different capacity.
In line with its philanthropic tradition, and philosophy of raising leaders that will transform the society, the Dominion City Church, via its Enugu headquarters, had on Saturday, 21st, November 2015, undertook another journey of charity work in the coal city state, of Enugu, as its free medical outreach train stormed Akpuoga Nike Emene, in Enugu East Council Area of Enugu state.
The church, had during the routine free medical exercise, treated dozens of members of the poor and neglected community of different diseases and ailments.
According to the Senior Pastor in charge of the Enugu Headquarters of the church, Pastor Lawrence Ughamadu, the free medical service to the Enugu community,”is part of our efforts at giving back to the community, as well as raising leaders that will transform the society.
Pastor Ughamadu, who attributed the gesture to the founder’s love for humanity, explained that “the exercise is also aimed at taking free medical care to the door steps of the good people of Enugu state.
He disclosed that the exercise was carried out in partnership with Abiding Fruits maternity and clinic, being operated under the federal government YOUWIN programme.
The Cleric, stressed that the church will continue to remain a source of hope and comfort for the dejected and sick ones.
Leader of the medical team, Dr. Chukwuemeka Anikene, of the university of Nigeria Teaching hospital, UNTH Enugu, hinted that dozens of persons with various health challenges were attended to during the exercise, including, young and old.
He disclosed that special emphases were given to eye, and ear examination, blood sugar level, blood pressure monitoring, counselling sessions, among other health related challenges.
President of Men fellowship of the church in the Enugu headquarters, Dozie Samuel, in his remarks at the event, had praised their founder, Pastor Ogbueli, for initiating and sustaining the free medical service which he said, has touched many lives in Nigeria.
He said: “we in Dominion City church, believe that a healthy community is a wealthy community”
For the beneficiaries, their joy knew no bound, as they showered thanks and praises on Pastor Ogbueli, and his team, saying the church has rekindled their hope and Christian faith.
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