No fewer than 500 tubers of yams were distributed among members of the Redreemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Holynese Cathedral, Ondo Province 5, in Okitipupa, Okitipupa Local Government Area (LGA) of Ondo State
Pastor Johnson Umoren, the Provincial Pator, told the Newsmen that the aim behind the distribution of yams to members was to reach out to church members as a token of Christmas gifts.
He also said that the rationale was also to emulate the teachings and preachings of Jesus Christ about love and giving to people around.
According to him, it is not all the time that you collect from church members, we also have to reciprocate by giving back to the church members.
“We need to also emulate the teachings of Jesus Christ about love and giving especially at this Christmas time which is about giving.
“Although it’s a token from the church to members, we believe it’s a special gift of love which will be appreciated,” Umoren said.
The yams were blessed and shared among the Pastorates, Elders, Excellent men, Good Women, the Choir, Youths, Adults and widows.
All the church members were seen in good mood as every member carry their tubers of yams to their various homes.