As the nation celebrated her 61st independence, members of This Present House (TPH), held a walk tagged, “Lekki Prayer Walk” to pray for the country.
Members who came out in their numbers did not only pray for the nation but also made declarations for the country on Saturday, October 2.
The 17km walk saw over 500 participants take to the streets of Lekki phase 1, as they marched through Admiralty Way in Lekki to the Lekki – Ikoyi link bridge chanting songs of mercy for the land. They raised their voices and cried for healing in the land.
The walk led by pastor Jude Nwoko, the Resident Pastor at This Present House had youths, teenagers, adults, and parents come out to pray for a Nigeria that we all can be proud of.
Whilst speaking to the people, he reiterated the need to continuously pray for the nation and not give up hope. He encouraged the youths to remain focused on their goals and shun negative vices such as drugs, cultism, fraud, and the likes.
This is the first of such initiatives with an aim to mobilize the immediate Lekki community towards nation-building and healing.
Also, as part of its drive to engage with its host community, This Present House, in its second and final week of community outreach to mark Nigeria’s independence, took to the streets en-masse cleaning the streets of Lekki Phase 1, Agungi, Chevrons Drive and other communities within Lekki.
The Church also delivered waste bins, rakes, broomsticks, cleaning agents, and other materials to households and individuals.
Pastor Nwoko while handing over waste bins to the representative of the Lekki Resident Association (LERA) said, this is one of many initiatives the church will embark on in the coming months. He said, This Present House is part of the solution in nation-building and will do more in terms of waste management.
The representative of LERA thanked Pastor Nwoko, whilst also assuring the team that the items brought will be used appropriately for the evacuation of wastes in the community.
It is worthy to note that the Senior Pastor of This Present House church, Dr Tony Rapu who is a reformist and founder of the initiative of Operation Better Life, an initiative recently launched with the support of the state government to take youths who abuse drugs off the streets.