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Religion of Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Source: dailyguideafrica.com

Winners Chapel organises homecoming

Over 5,000 members of Winners Chapel International, last weekend converged on the El-Wak Sports Stadium in Accra for an annual homecoming program of the church.

The colorful celebration, which saw thousands of members and non-members participate in singing, prayers, games and other activities, was held in the various regions of the country where the church exists.

According to the National Pastor, James Muyiwa, the purpose of the homecoming event was for the various branches to have fellowship together, adding that it was a reunion for thanksgiving to God.

He noted, “God has been good to us in this country and it is needful for us to gather to appreciate Him for bestowing unto us this manner of love and making our case very different in all aspects of life.”

Pastor James Muyiwa averred that one of the reasons for the celebration was to pray for the continuous peace and prosperity of the country and the citizenry.

He disclosed that Winners Chapel International, in the year 2004, had six branches in Ghana, noting that it now has 156 spread over the Greater Accra, Northern, Ashanti, Central, Western and the Volta Regions.

“The church had gone through struggles in some hands where we lost almost everything; but God who established His church through his faithful servant, Dr. David Oyedepo, has blessed us with 156 branches and today, Winners Chapel has one of the largest congregations in Africa,” Pastor Muyiwa revealed.

He stated that the church has branches in almost all the countries in Africa with over 66 branches in the world.

The national pastor said that the commission was built on the act of giving, adding that apart from preaching the message of faith and salvation, the church has been a blessing to many persons.

He revealed that persons who participated in a skills acquisition programme received some cash and equipment to establish their own businesses after the training.

He disclosed that the church awarded scholarships to some students sponsored by the founding Bishop, Dr. David Oyedepo.

Pastor James Muyiwa hinted that the church was embarking on a number of projects and had others such as the Winners Chapel International University yet to be commenced.