Prophet Ade Ologbonyo, the Senior Pastor and the Planter of Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Church of Boanerges, is a renowned cleric in Ekiti State.
He preaches the gospel and uses prayers to minister to the needs of his
congregation. But the cleric is adding philanthropy to his ministry.
To make more positive impact on the lives of the people, especially the less privileged, Ologbonyo established the Lost Hope Foundation to translate this dream to reality.
The Foundation is a non-political, non-profit, non-religious and non-governmental organisation to bring smiles to the faces of the downtrodden and practice the biblical injunction of loving one’s neighbour as oneself.
Ologbonyo in the mood of the Yuletide season extended his hand of love to the needy in his hometown, Ise-Ekiti, headquarters of Ise/Orun Local Government Area of Ekiti State.
The man of God distributed food stuffs, generating set and working tools to over one hundred widows, orphans and vulnerable in his land of nativity.
It was a spectacle to behold as Ologbonyo danced with orphans, widows and other beneficiaries of the largesse made available by his Foundation.
The clergyman was joined in giving out the materials by his wife, Evangelist Mercy Ologbonyo
Speaking at the 2018 edition of the programme, Ologbonyo said the annual event was aimed at addressing the challenges facing the less privileged set of people in the society.
He noted that many lives had been positively affected since the Foundation began over 10 years ago.
According to him, many orphans had been assisted to further their education with some empowered after learning a vocation or trade of their choice.
Ologbonyo, who noted that the foundation is interdenominational, said the initiative was designed not only for his church members, but people from other Christian churches and Muslims.
He explained that the Lost Hope Foundation has forwarded a bill to the Ekiti State House of Assembly for the state government to cater mainly for the widows across the state.
Ologbonyo commended Governor Kayode Fayemi for his care for the elderly citizens during his first tenure, saying “taking care of the aged is a social responsibility that must not be relegated to the background.”
Foods stuffs, vegetable oil and others were distributed to the widows. Some got sewing machines.
Respite came the way of a physically challenged person, Mr. Tope Adu as the Foundation presented him with a modern shoemaking tool and generating set to boost his business.
Medical experts were on ground to treat patients with various degrees of ailments free of charge.
Guests at the event include the wife of Arinjale of Ise Ekiti, Olori Tayo Ajayi and Evangelist Bamikole. They lauded the cleric and called on well-to-do Nigerians to support the foundation.