A WELCOME service by the General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) yesterday opened the 19th edition of the mission’s Holy Ghost Congress (HGC) at Redemption Camp, Kilometer 46, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ogun State. The 6 days programme entitled: “Complete Restoration” is expected to draw millions of worshippers, including RCCG members, from across the country and from overseas.
According to the schedule, the first 3 days will hold at the sprawling Arena Auditorium and the other half at the 3×3 KM Auditorium at Shimawa. Speaking of the Congress theme, Pastor Adeboye said: “When God restores, what He gives back is always more than what is lost. When He speaks of ‘Complete Restoration’, it is far greater than what has been lost. And His word is Yeah and Amen! Your complete restoration is a settled matter. You are about to take back all that you have ever lost and more.
“But you have your own part to play. The Congress is a celebration of Jesus. It is a celebration, and yet, a serious affair. It is not a time for idle chatter or aimless roaming around the auditorium. It is a time to worship the Lord intensely, pay attention to His word, seek His face and pray with thanksgiving and a genuinely repentant and expectant heart. There will be time for personal petitions and intercessions for families, the body of Christ and the nations. Seize the opportunity of these six days of the congress to cry out unto the Lord. He assures us of speedy answers".
Other clerics expected to minister at the congress include: Pastor Adeboye wife Folu, Bishop Mike Okonkwo of the Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM), Pastor Stephen Rathod and President/founder of Christ Life Churches under the umbrella of The Sword of The Spirit Ministries, Bishop Francis Wale Oke among others.