10th March, 2011
Hope Summit, an inter-denominational forum on Wednesday donated gifts, food items, medicines and cash worthÂ thousands of naira to widows, widowers, orphans and single parents in Lagos.
Speaking during the monthly fellowship of the group held at Christ In You Gospel Mission in Agege, Lagos, Dr. (Mrs.) Comfort Amire, coordinator of Hope Summit, said it came into existence 23 years ago to help widows and widowers, who are lonely due to separation from their spouses, orphans and the agedÂ who have no one to care for them.
â€œThis is the only way of walking the talk, as far as service to God and humanity is concerned, since the Bible admonishes us to be the doer of the word,â€ Amire said.
According to her, the humanitarian service is carried out by the summit through giving scholarship/financial assistance to children of the poor, provision of food items and medication, provision of cash to petty traders and other welfare packagesÂ to the needy in our society.
Amire said: “In the past 23 years, some public spirited individuals, groups and corporate bodies have been strategically placed to assist the needy through to summit with cash, food items, medication, clothing and special conselling.
She said the individuals, groups and corporate bodies include Pastor Gabriel Awodiya, general overseer, Christ In You Gospel Mission, Agege, Lagos, Dr. Dele Adegoroye of General Hospital in Isolo, Lagos; Mr. Ladi Smith, Managing Director, Smith Consult; Golden Penny Company Limited, Cadbury Nigeria Plc and Pastor Banjo Omotosho, among others.