CAN directs churches to collect special offering for victims of insurgency

by Temitope Onitiju

 

To alleviate the plight of people affected by the terror attacks of the Islamic terrorist sect, Boko Haram, the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has declared a day to raise money for affected Nigerians in the northeast.

CAN has directed all churches across Nigeria to collect a special offering on Sunday, 7 December, to use in procuring aid and offering assistance to the displaced men, women and children in the terror ravaged states, especially Borno, Yobe and Adamawa.

The directive was given at the 27th Word of Life Bible Church annual convention, tagged Jubilee Word Festival, at the International Gospel Centre, Warri.

While addressing 943 delegates from 29 states of the country and Cameroon, the founder of the church and President of CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, disclosed that Boko Haram insurgents have shut down several churches in the region.

Oritsejafor revealed to the delegates that CAN had sent letters to all the churches in the country, asking them to collect a special offering to alleviate the hardship of Christians in the north.

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