Social Media users have come across a video that details something unusual which happened in a Pentecostal church. A Nigerian pastor gave away offering received during the service to a needy church member.
In the video, it could be seen that many church members were taking turns to give their offering but after some time, the head pastor announced that God had told him to give away the offerings to one member.
He thus called out a woman who was 'living in lack and sadness' and brought with her a big polythene bag. The Nigerian pastor named Oladele Ogundipe then went ahead to gift the woman the whole money collected.
Briefly.co.za learned that according to the Facebook user, Femi Brainard, who shared the video, he did not know the exact origin of the video, but he was impressed by the pastor's gesture and decided to share the video.
"I am speechless. I can only thank everyone that has reached out to me because of this video. I feel honored. Truth is, I do not know anything about this Church nor the Godly gifted pastor. I saw it on a friends status who said he also copied it from another source. and decided to share. You can also copy the link and save unto your different devices. We all need Gods favour in our lives and I take this medium to call on God favour, Blessings, Success and peace of mind for whoever watches this video or has reached out to me. God Bless," Femi captioned the video.
NAIJ.com, upon looking into the church, revealed that the incident happened at the Celestial Church of Christ Genesis Global (Isheri Outreach) in Lagos, Nigeria. Since the video hit social media, many people have been praising the pastor for his gesture.
One of those who commented named Temitope was speechless:
Another person Kuku reacted in a similar fashion:
Toyin was impressed:
Ajibola suggested Prophet Ogundipe had been doing such gestures often:
Bushboy was left in tears:
Prophet Ogundipe's kind gesture comes at a time when many of his contemporaries in Nigeria have been lambasted for their ostentatious lifestyles. From making outlandish claims to showing off their wealth, not a single day passes without a report emerging of a prophet doing shocking things.
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