Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Church, acknowledged the goodness of God on the mission.
The 61st Convention of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), started on Monday, with the ordination of 8,024 deacons and deaconesses.
The convention is being held at the church’s headquarters at the Redemption Camp, KM 46, Lagos/Ibadan Expressway, with the theme: “Jesus’’.
In his address, Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Church, acknowledged the goodness of God on the mission.
He urged participants to spend quality time praying, so as to have an encounter with Jesus, whom he described as being “central to Christianity”.
“This is one convention you will not forget in a hurry. Be focused, prayerful, determined not to leave the same way you have came.
“Avoid any sinful acts and do not miss any of the sessions,” Mr. Adeboye said.
There was heavy presence of men of the Federal Road Safety Corps and other workers of the church around the venue to control traffic.
Additional car parks were created at the venue to ease traffic congestion on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
Meanwhile, the cost of transportation from various garages in Abeokuta rose by about a 100 per cent as a result of the RCCG programme.
The fare for a taxi ride from the popular Kuto motor park, Abeokuta– a distance of about 50km to Redemption Camp– rose from N400 to N800 on Monday.
The week-long programme continues on Tuesday with the ordination of Assistant Pastors, as well as seminars and plenary sessions.
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