“Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress” (Jam 1:27)

About four months ago a brother in Christ in our church died. I wrote about him in one of the posts. He was in his forties. He left behind a wife and four children. The first two have just gained entrance into the university. The wife is a teacher and a true woman of God. She came today to see me shaking with joy. I have not seen her so happy since her dear husband died. She said that last Sunday, a couple from our church called her and told her they will be responsible for the school fees of her four children from the primary school until they finish their university. She said that they want to do it quietly. But she could not keep such a blessed secret and she came to tell me about their generous gift ‘to give God the glory’. I told her that she and her children are blessed. I also told her that the godly couple who quietly decided to help is blessed.

I am humbled and blessed to be the pastor of such a godly congregation. Please do not forget that this is Africa. This generosity is not because here men are so wealthy! It is the peculiar work of God. Again and again I have seen the Holy Spirit moving in our midst and making the Word of God real to all. I testify in the sight of God that ‘pure and genuine religion’, true Christianity, is practiced in our church! Hallelujah!

I give God all the glory for this wonderful provision in time of need! God bless you people of Father’s House Bible Church Warri, Nigeria! God bless you dear brethren who chose to go the extra mile just for Christ sake! You know yourselves! God knows you! To lift the burden of the needy, the widow and the orphans is a blessed work that God will surely bless! In Jesus name, amen!

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