Dunamis Church has empowered 600 widows, orphans and other less privileged as part of activities to mark the 53rd birthday of the Church’s Senior Pastor, Paul Enenche’s wife, Becky.
Mrs Becky Enenche, who addressed newsmen at the Church premises in Abuja on Monday, said she derived joy giving back to the needy what God had given to her.
Mrs Enenche said, “It gives me joy, doing this on my birthdays and this makes me dance and celebrate God.
“The richest people in the world are entrepreneurs. If you can manage your resources well, you will do well.
“We want to take boys and girls out of the streets, out of armed robbery, and cyber crimes.
“Rather than learning ICT for the wrong purposes, we have taught them how to become website creators and ICT related things.”
She also encouraged the beneficiaries to leverage their newly acquired hands-on skills for the right purposes, to become established in their chosen lines of entrepreneurship.
According to her, it is more blessed to give than to receive, adding that when you give to the less privileged you are lending to God.
Paul Enenche, alongside his wife, dedicated a new branch of the Church and a borehole at Kuyami community along Airpower road in Abuja, as part of the celebration.
Explaining the church’s decision to drill a borehole in the community, Mrs Enenche said the couple was moved by what they had observed in the community.
She said that whenever they went out for evangelism, they usually saw people trekking for kilometres across the expressway carrying buckets in search of water.
Abigail Asas, a member of the community, expressed joy and appreciation to the church over the borehole.
“We are grateful to God for the provision of water. We thank the Church for the gesture.
“Before now, we used to travel miles to get good water. We would sometimes buy from those who have boreholes within the community.
“God bless Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche for remembering us. Their oil will never run dry,” she said.
Also, Yusuf John, another member of the community, lauded the church for the gesture.
He called on the government and other well-to-do Nigerians to look at the plight of the less privileged and come to their aid.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that beneficiaries were earlier selected and trained by the Church on skills like baking, soap and cream-making, tailoring, and shoe-making, among others.
Among the items distributed to the beneficiaries were sewing machines, grinding machines, foodstuffs like noodles, bags of garri, bags of rice, beans, spaghetti and sanitaries.
Recalls that among the beneficiaries were groups such as the Good Shepherd Orphanage, Rachael Homes, Kurudu, and Osaze We Care, among others. (NAN)