Church renders service to correctional centre
By Folasade Afe
Children and the Residential Warden of the Ondo state Children Correctional Centre last weekend could not hide their joy when the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Akure, Nigeria District took their annual community service to the centre.
The community service of the church was scrapping and repainting of the children correctional gate, painting of the in and out of the perimeter fence and cutting of the bushes inside and outside the correctional home.
District President of the church, Umana Silas, said the service was in fulfillment of the mission of the first president of the church ,Russell. M. Nelson’s by giving to the society as well as meeting the needs of the needy.
He said the programme was carried out throughout West Africa every August and was accepted by all congregation of the church.
On how to choose projects and beneficiaries, Umana said the moment the church leaders received signal from above, they set up committee to work on the area where they will execute the project.
The project committee chairman who is also a high counselor in the church, Bro Omojola Oladumoye said Akure children correctional home was selected after considering many variables and that the project was carried out through direct labour by members .
Speaking with The Hope on the reactions of the congregation to the vision, the president of Oke Aro branch of the church, president Anthony Osoro, said the congregation accepted the vision whole heartedly saying, they are always looking forward to August every year because the project always takes place every third weekend of August annually.
The resident warden, Ondo state children correctional center, Mr Sunday Oyewole lauded the gesture of the church of Jesus Christ of latter -Day Saints, Akure district.
Oyewole who said government cannot do everything alone enjoined individuals and other organisations to emulate the church.