Christmas 2017 came early for children who reside in Bariga, Ebute Metta, Lagos Island and Elegushi, who bouncy castles and Santa’s grotto.
Accompanying adults also who collected food items and got medical support at House On The Rock church’s annual outreach, Project Spread.
Now in its third year, about 20,000 get free food annually, in the festive Christmas season.
This year, Project Spread is did more with the introduction of a mobile clinic and free scholarship for five children – all of whom were given classes on the love of Christ- within the communities.
Spread across four ends of Lagos state from inner city Bariga, to mainland Ebute Metta, Lagos Island and Elegushi in Lekki, free medications, bags of rice, bottles of oil and packs of noodles were shared.
Pastors Paul and Ifeanyi Adefarasin, co-pastors at House on the Rock (HOTR) churches led the HOTR community to distribute food and medicals to the needy.
At the Lagos Island venue of the outreach, Pastor Mrs Ifeanyi in a chat with journalists said that ‘It is our joy to share the love of Christ to and with His people’.
Metropolitan Paul, as he’s also known, asked for prayers towards the setting up of 48 mobile clinics across Lagos State to ‘facilitate biweekly health checks across various local governments in Lagos State.’
The mobile clinics will be located at ‘IDP camps, Ebute Metta, Elegushi, Widowed homes, schools of the blind and anywhere the people of God are’, said Pastor Adefarasin.
One of the clinics was on ground to support with free medications and tests at the Lagos Island venue of the project .
“The mobile clinic is here and I am here because this is where I was born, Lagos Maternity hospital, he revealed”.
He also noted that the church isn’t competing with the government but rather assisting it.
According to Pastor Paul, the purpose of Project Spread is for ‘Equal opportunities for the people in Lagos in the basic areas of healthcare, quality education, welfare amongst numerous other things’.