The leadership of the Dunamis International Gospel Center(DIGC) has constructed and commissioned about one kilometer road ( boundary road) at Mararaba, Nasarawa, Nigeria.
DIGC’s president, Paul Enenche, who commissioned the road on Saturday, uploaded the photos and video from the event on his Facebook page.
In an exclusive chat with THE WHISTLER, the assistant pastor of DIGC Mararaba, Ben Jackson, said that the newly commissioned road was an answer from the church to one of the pressing needs in the area as plying the road had become a menace to the people.
He said that the road, which is about one kilometer, is a proof of the church’s contribution to the society.
“First of all, we are fulfilling scripture, doing God’s will; secondly we saw it as a challenge and we decided to solve that challenge.
“We saw that the road is a necessity in the sense that a lot of people ply that road and it was a challenge and we saw that the government is not ready to go forward on anything concerning that.
“Development is a form of light and as light we should affect the event of things.
“Our daddy preached from the Bible, saying we are the light of the world and where light is darkness evaporates,” he said.
Ojeka Paul Agbo, who is the chairman, Okada riders association in the area, said that the new road was an answer to their prayers as they have been waiting for the government to intervene.
“If you have been riding motorcycle on this road you know that we have gone through a lot and we have been praying for government to come to our plight.
“But we thank God that though government did not come to our plight, daddy and mummy came to our rescue and we are so much appreciative of that and we praying that as you continue in this ministry you will continue to soar higher and we pray that we will make use of this road to the glory of God’s name,” he added.
On his part, DIGC’s founder, Paul Enenche said to newsmen, that the presence of a church in a place should culminate in the development of that place.
“We are the light of the world, and a city set on a hill cannot be hidden; Jesus our Master laid the example and told us to go into the world and preach the gospel not just in words but in works.
According to him, if people can’t hear the gospel, they can see the gospel and come to Jesus.
He also said that the motivation and passion of the church is to let the people see love, mercy, development as well as direction.
He also said that the development objective of the church is continuous.
“We have done several things by God’s mercies; we’ve built classrooms in Benue, chapels in secondary schools, we built roads in Area One and placed transformers around there.
“We will also be doing charity outreaches once every month; it is something we do, not from any external motivation or to impress anybody and it is an ongoing thing,” he said.
The wife of the cleric also prayed that God will use the newly constructed road as a point of contact to bring peace and development to Nigeria.
The resident pastor of DIGC Mararaba, Bartholomew Oche, thanked God for the construction of the road, and also lauded the church’s president for his personal contribution towards the project.
He also urged motorcycle operators to use the road well so that there will be free flow on the road,