The annual feeding programme of the Foundation Faith Church (FFC) tagged, “Mercy Day 2013” was held as scheduled last Saturday, with over 10,000 persons going home with food items and cloths, worth thousands of naira.
In an interview with journalists shortly after the programme, which took place at the Liberation Stadium, Elekahia in Port Harcourt Local Government Area of Rivers State, the convener of the programme, Rivers Provincial Bishop Norman Jonah said it is biblical to take care of the needy in the society. He said apart from food and clothing for the public, there were vocational training and free medical treatment for the people. He gave reasons why Easter starts with Good Friday. According to him Christ died on the cross in our place so that we cannot die again.
On the reason for the Mercy Day, he said God told him to have compassion and reach out to the people on March every year with food, cloths and other necessities of life.
The Provincial Bishop expressed happiness that this year’s programme was successful.
In the same vein, the Coordinator of the 2013 Mercy Day, Rev. Abraham Igalo while corroborating the Provincial Bishop’s position said Mercy Day as the name implies provides opportunity for Foundation Faith Church to show mercy to the less privilege in the society in line with the scripture.
He said he was satisfied with the turn-out, which he said surpassed their expectation, as over 15, 000 persons were in attendance.
Some beneficiaries who spoke to The Newswriter thanked Foundation Faith Church for being their brother’s keeper. They promised to make maximum use of the skills acquired in the course of their training and prayed that the programme be sustained.
Our Correspondent who covered the event reported that apart from the feeding and clothing of the over 10,000 persons, free eye test, medical treatment, healing and salvation also took place.
Mercy Day is said to be an annual event, which religious observers said had ministered to the spiritual and physical needs of thousands of people since the programme started in 2011.
Foundation Faith Church, Aka Salem is said to have made many people mighty by the word. The church which has several branches scattered all over the country currently has a university, secondary school and a football club to its credit. ###