The Lagos State Director of Training of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Pastor Olumide Olugbenle, has urged Nigerians to stay encouraged assuring that all will end in praise despite the challenges confronting the country.
Olugbenle gave the assurance at the unveiling of the maiden edition of ‘The Encourager,’ a quarterly Christian devotional authored by Oluyinka and Olufunke Padonu.
He reiterated that the only way citizens can keep hope alive, and mitigate the high rate of depression is to draw encouragement from the word of God as emphasized in the devotional.
A co-author of the work, Yinka Padonu, describes the devotional as a rich resource for people to draw strength in times of despair.
Quoting from Hebrew 12:6, he said, “lift up weary hands and strengthen feeble knees. The devotional It is a compendium of scriptural thoughts that touch the core of human lives as presented by selected writers. Olufunke and I are only privileged to lead the team.” He said.
Giving her perspective, Olufunke Padonu emphasized that the devotional will impact the lives of readers as well as mitigate against anxiety and fears of the unknown.
She said the compendium takes care of all worries while encouraging the reader to hope for the best.
“I have realized that in the journey of life, challenges are almost inevitable. But we can be encouraged to have hopes for a better future. We have gone through our own fair share of challenges in life and God’s word was our anchor. ” She noted.