Papa Ayo Oritsejafor Hands Out 184 Scholarships.
Its good news for 184 students as the Word of Life Bible Church, Warri, marks this year’s Global Outreach Day. According to the church, the Global Outreach Day (G.O.D) is a day set aside for the propagation of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to the world, and the annual event takes place on the last Saturday of May.
Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, the Overseer of the Church and the immediate past president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has taken this call farther by providing much needed financial help to students across various ethnic and religious divides. The motivation for this gesture, according to Papa Ayo (as he is fondly addressed), is from the words of Jesus Christ in Matthew 25:35-40. The passage reads in part;
“For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me…”
Pastor Oritsejafor stated that over the years, he has condemned wastefulness and encouraged giving back to society, regardless of religion or race. He, therefore, along with his wife, Pastor (Mrs.) Helen Oritsejafor, has offered scholarships to indigent students in various tertiary, secondary and elementary institutions, both within and outside Nigeria.
This is also in line with the core values of the Word of Life Bible Church, which includes salvation, repentance, holiness, deliverance and empowering of the less privileged through social responsibility programs. The donations are channeled through the Eagle Hand International Foundation (EHIF).
Mrs. Oreva Usolo, the manager of EHIF, in a statement to the Vanguard News, gave details of this year’s awardees to include 100 members of the church and 84 others from across Warri and its environs.
Pastor Ayo and Pastor (Mrs.) Helen Oritsejafor have, over the years, handed out scholarships to over 700 indigent students within and outside Nigeria.