CONTINUAL GIVING AS DEPORTEES FROM LIBYA CONTINUE TO COME TO THE SCOAN

Prophet T.B. Joshua, of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) who is well known for his charitable deeds, has again within the week give out the sum of N8,850,000 Naira to a new set of Libya deportees that come to the SCOAN for refuge and financial assistance.

Bellow is the post made on the TB Joshua Ministries’ Facebook page about the humanitarian assistance the Prophet and Emmanuel TV Partners gave to the deportees:

Scenes like the below have become an everyday occurrence at The SCOAN as IOM, a UN migration agency, continue to round up those who became stranded, sold, beaten, in prostitution and involved in all sorts of degrading acts because they took an illegal journey to reach ‘greener pastures’.

Today, they have been brought back home. As each set lands, many of them find their way to the doorstep of The SCOAN hearing of T.B. Joshua and Emmanuel TV Partners ever-ready response to their needs. This week alone the staggering amount of N8, 850,000 have been given to the deportees, to help them get back on their feet. Words of encouragement and faith-building items were also given out to help point them to Jesus Christ and the right way to make it in life.

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Nigerian slavery victim interviewed by CNN in Libya spotted in TB Joshua’s church

cnn tb joshua scoan libyaVictory Imasuen, the slavery victim whose story on CNN sparked a global outcry about human trafficking in Libya, has finally returned to Nigeria.

The Edo State indigene, whose emotion-laden interview with CNN’s Nima Elbagir in a Libyan deportation camp was viewed by millions worldwide, shared his life-experiences in T.B. Joshua’s church on Sunday 3rd December, 2017.

The young barber explained that his father died when he was just eleven, adding that he struggled to sponsor himself through school along with his five siblings.

“When I was cutting the hair of one of my customer’s, he advised me to go to Europe where he promised I could earn a lot of money,” Victory recounted.

“I asked the man how much it would cost me. He said N350,000 but I said I only had N140,000 with me.” Victory had been determinedly saving N10,000 monthly for over one year.

The man promised to ‘help’, not knowing that Victory was naively about to use his own hard-earned cash to sell himself into slavery.

Travelling by road on a tortuous journey through Niger, the young Nigerian explained how one of the vehicles in his convoy had a “terrible accident” in the Sahara Desert, killing 30 people instantly.

“Upon arriving in Libya, the driver said he had not been paid his money and we were sold into the slave trade in Sabha.”

Victory said him and ten other Nigerians were ‘sold’ and then “locked up in one small room”. More than 200 slaves were kept inside that inhumane cell.

“They started beating me to call my mother to send money. That was when my mother learned I was not in Nigeria – because I did not tell her before I left,” Victory admitted.

The ransom they demanded – N200,000 – was simply too much for Victory’s poverty-stricken mother to raise.

“For months, I did not hear from her. They kept on beating me everyday and I fell sick. If I went to the toilet, I was shitting blood.”

Victory was beaten three times daily for eight gruelling months. That was his fate as a male.

For the ladies sold into slavery, “they would send them out to do prostitution before selling them to another person; I know of a girl there who was sold three times.”

According to him, most of the enslaved females fell pregnant “without even knowing the father of the child.”

When a picture of Victory’s emaciated condition was circulated in his local community, they managed to come together to raise the money to secure his freedom in March 2017.

After gaining his freedom, Victory attempted to travel to Tripoli, hoping to join the thousands of illegal migrants who would brave the sea to try and reach Italy by boat.

“I didn’t even get to Tripoli before I was caught and taken to prison. I met more than 10,000 Nigerians there. We only eat once a day there – one piece of bread. I would drink salt water.”

While suffering the horrific prison conditions, Victory hatched a plan to reach the deportation camp.

He slipped a note into the female section of the prison, pleading that any of the ladies who was being taken for deportation claim he was their husband.

The ruse worked and Victory was taken to Tripoli’s main deportation camp – one step closer to being repatriated to Nigeria.

It was there Victory granted an interview to CNN. “I decided to speak to them, hoping to get help but at the end, nothing came out of it,” he bemoaned.

Through the intervention of the International Organisation for MIgration (IOM), Victory was finally deported to Nigeria – with nothing but the clothes on his back to show for his “journey through hell”.

“Upon getting to Nigeria, I decided to come to T.B. Joshua because even before I left, I heard of the help he renders to others. I need prayer.”

Osazee Aghimie, another deportee, equally shared his own sorrowful tale, explaining how over 100 migrants died in the boat he was in after it capsized en route to Italy. He narrowly survived only to be thrown into prison and eventually deported.

T.B. Joshua, who had just turned from the Dominican Republic, gave the two men each N200,000. Victory could not hold back tears as he received the gift.

Joshua’s support to the duo is not an isolated instance. This week alone, the cleric gave over N4.4m to Nigerians returning from Libya, and well over N100m ($277,000) has been provided to them by The SCOAN since 2016.

Ihechukwu Njoku is a freelance Nigerian writer

PHOTOS: A JOURNEY TO EUROPE BY ROAD NOT WORTH THE RISK

When Victory Imasuen and Osazee Aghimie embarked on their journey to Libya along with other fellow brethren, they did not envisage the misfortune that awaited them. Today, all they can tell of their experience is a Tale of Woe. According to them, words are not enough to describe the terrible experience they went through.

Narrating his own ordeal in the nation of Libya, Victory Imasuen said he was a professional barber before heeding to the advice of a friend to journey out of the country for greener pastures. He started his journey after making a payment of about N150,000 to the burger. However, he ended up being sold to kidnappers who demanded another money from him as ransom in order to regain his freedom. Before he could finally gather the amount of N250,000 demanded, he received the series of beatings that became a part of his life aside from being confined to a dungeon where he was squashed along with about 200 people. He later ended up in the deportation camp where he granted an interview to CNN about his torment in Libya.

Osazee’s tale of woe also started the moment he entered the Hilux in his bid to cross over to Europe. It was indeed a hazardous journey that finally landed him in Libya prison and finally deported to Nigeria.

Having been deported to Nigeria, life looked so bleak, not knowing where or who to turn to. However, having heard of the kind gesture of Prophet T.B. Joshua and the Emmanuel TV partners to fellow Libya deportees, Victory and Osazee together with thousands of other deportees decided to come to The SCOAN for a total overhauling of their lives.

During their initial visit, alongside other colleagues, Prophet T.B. Joshua and the Emmanuel TV partners blessed them with huge sum of money running to millions of Naira.

As they further shared their experiences during the Live Sunday service, Victory and Osazee were given an additional sum of N200,000 Naira each by Prophet T.B. Joshua and Emmanuel TV partners to help them get back on their feet.

“I FELT SOMETHING SUPERNATURAL WHEN HE PRAYED FOR ME”

10 years ago Bethania Castro was involved in a car accident which caused severe damage to her neck. The car accident left her with a stiff neck and she had to use a neck collar. She required assistance from those around her to go about her daily duties.

She found out about the crusade with Prophet T.B. Joshua in the Dominican Republic and decided to go for prayer and healing. Castro said, “I felt something supernatural inside my body when Prophet T.B. Joshua prayed for me”. Now Castro can do many things that she could not do before: she could not move her neck but now she can turn her head from left to right. Her advice is, “Keep believing in God because there is nothing impossible for God”.

WALKING IN LIBERTY!

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Felix Pena

A national of the Dominican Republic, Felix Pena had degeneration of the lumbar region and could not walk without using crutches. In order to walk, he had to hold on to something and could not walk freely on his own. When he heard of a crusade in his country that was to take place, he had faith that he would be healed at the extraordinary event.

When at the prayer line, Pena knew that God had something special in store for him. After Prophet T.B. Joshua prayed for him he said he unintentionally fell to the floor. When he arose he recollects having the internal desire to run. He began to run and he realized that he was healed. Now, at the Pastors’ Conference he testifies for the glory of God and demonstrates his ability to do the things he was unable to do previously. He is walking without the need for the crutches he once used. In closing, Pena said “I am certain that Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever”.

THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC CRUSADE WITH PROPHET TB JOSHUA – DAY TWO

The atmosphere was filled with high expectation as people from all works of lives – visitors from neighbouring country in the Caribbean, citizens from Spain, Brazilian, USA, England, Paraguay, and Haiti, government officials, security personnel and locals trooped to the Felix Sanchez Olympic Stadium in Santo Domingo, to witness the awesome power of God through Prophet T.B Joshua in the day two of the historic crusade in the Dominican Republic.

The audiences were entertained with opera, traditional gospel music and Latin American gospel rhythms. There were hands clapping, feet dancing and smiling faces at the Santo Domingo’s Felix Sanchez stadium, for the glory of God!

There were countless number of testimonies from many that received their healings and deliverance in the day one of the crusades In which, the deaf received their hearing, the lame walked, the demon-possessed received their freedom, the dejected received God’s love, the broken received restoration and countless testimonies filled the atmosphere in the glory of God’s name. And there were also testifiers from those that were delivered in the last August 2017 Paraguay Crusade with Prophet T.B. Joshua.

From among those that testify was little Maxi Ayala who had difficulty walking since childhood due to weakness in both legs. From the early age of one, Maxi fell on nearly every walk he attempted. As he grew up, he found himself struggling to cope with the distress of not being able to join his peers in physical activities. As a child, being athletic meant a lot for him but his condition made that dream seem as if he would be chasing a mirage if he wanted to achieve the dream of becoming a sportsman in the future. To avoid seriously injuring himself, doctors had to restrain his legs with metal braces while his parents waited for further medical consultations.

Frustrated by his son’s condition, Maxi’s mother brought her little son to Day 1 of the crusade with Prophet T.B. Joshua in the Dominican Republic. Maxi’s mother cried out to Prophet T.B. Joshua to pray for the healing of her son. After praying for Maxi and having the metal braces removed, Prophet T.B. Joshua told Maxi to walk and run. Maxi wasted no time, he took to his heels and began to accelerate until the evangelists caught up with him. On any slightest release, Maxi took off in full speed, to the glory of God.

Today, little Maxi Ayala and his mother returned to the Felix Sanchez Olympic Stadium to testify to the goodness of the God we serve. As his mother recounts the little boy’s ordeal when he had the problem, Maxi kept running back and forth. Completely healed and freed from the ailment, Maxi said he will throw away the leg braces. His mother advised viewers all over the world to have faith in God and believe that God will take away their sicknesses.

Also, Mr & Mrs Brown, a couple from Trinidad & Tobago, came to Day 2 of the crusade with Prophet T.B. Joshua in the Dominican Republic to give thanks to God and to testify to the miracle-working power of Jesus Christ! For six years the couple had been trying to have a baby. The couple visited various hospitals and Mrs Brown was diagnosed with having fibroids. The doctor informed the couple that they would not be able to conceive unless Mrs Brown underwent surgery to remove the fibroids. Frustrated and desperately seeking a solution, the couple got to know of the miracle-working power of God in the ministry of Prophet T.B. Joshua. They decided to visit Lagos, Nigeria from their faraway nation, Trinidad and Tobago, to receive prayers and a touch from God. The couple reiterated that for six years they had been trying to conceive and after the prayer of Prophet T.B. Joshua, a mere three months later Mrs Brown conceived.

Delightedly, the couple showed their bouncing baby girl for all to see the glory of God in their family. The couple gleefully says God did for them what was impossible for others. The couple advised everyone to put their faith in Christ because nothing is impossible for Him.

Afterward, Antonio Galeano, a former homosexual testified to the goodness of God. Born a male, Antonio Galeano had the desire to be a female. At the age of 6 years, Galeano started to have affection for males. It was at this young age that he started wearing his sister’s female clothes. At the age of 11 years that was when he had his first homosexual experience with another man. As he grew up, the spirit of homosexuality continued in his life, to the point where he started to do prostitution. As a young man, he started to take drugs and would sleep with multiple men as a prostitute.

Galeano says every time he looked at himself in the mirror he felt like a woman. He says his sister is a Christian and would always try to invite him to church. He would always aggressively decline the invitation to go to church because he says he had no desire for church or God. He would always tell her he would not go to church until he felt a desire to go to church. Galeano’s sister told him about the crusade with Prophet T.B. Joshua that was to take place in their country, Paraguay. In response to his sister’s invite to attend the miracle crusade, he mocked his sister and her attempt at inviting him to a ‘miracle crusade’.

Galeano says the evening the crusade was scheduled in his country, he was supposed to go out and prostitute that night. Instead of going to prostitute, he watched the crusade live via YouTube. He watched the live broadcast to simply mock the event. When he watched the crusade, it was the time of mass prayer. Confused at what he was watching and what was happening, Galeano says he felt strange sensations going through his body and he began to vomit right in his apartment. He was undergoing deliverance. After vomiting, he says he felt relieved – he was delivered. After that encounter with God in his apartment on that fateful evening, during the mass prayer, Galeano says understanding returned to him and he wanted to become a man again.

Now, three months later and in the Dominican Republic, Galeano says he is delivered and he can confirm that indeed he is a man again. He says he is happy and fulfilled to be a man. Galeano’s sister echoed Antonio’s testimony, she says growing up she remembers her brother, Antonio, always wearing her clothes and dressing like a female. Galeano’s sister told the congregation that she knew her brother would not attend the miracle crusade in Paraguay that day, so she brought his photograph with her to the stadium during the crusade in Paraguay with Prophet T.B. Joshua. Three months later, she confirms his deliverance and says he is now a man and no longer dresses like a woman.

After Galeano’s deliverance, he says he was ashamed because he did not have any male clothes. His sister contacted the Emmanuel TV team to share his testimony. When the Emmanuel TV team was contacted, the team purchased an entire male wardrobe for him. Now, he says he is a believer – he believes in Jesus Christ, he is free and is content.

Finally Galeano shared his advice with the people of God saying: “Open your hearts for Jesus Christ. Believe in God that you will receive your miracle”.

Following the amazing testimonies, Kimmy Skota, the opera singer and American international Gospel starts – VaShawn Mitchell, JJ Hairston with others lead the congregation in a powerful praise and worship.

After Prophet T.B Joshua came to the crusade ground, he went to the podium to share the word of God with the excited crowd. Prophet T.B. Joshua encouraged listeners on the importance of giving. He said, “Everyone has something to give. There is always someone in need of you – no matter how little you have, someone is always there in need of you. If you say you are poor, you may be surprised to see someone poorer than you are. In life, there are always greater and lesser people than we are. It is not what you give that is important but the manner in which you give it. The way and manner you give attract Jesus’ attention. Christ is constantly putting us to the test in the small things”.”Your help to the poor, refugees, widows and less privileged – see it as an assignment from God”.

Furthermore, the man of God said that “A break in prayer means a break in faith. A break in faith means a break with God”. “If you know how much you need God in the little things, you will know how much you need Him in the big things. If you know how much you need God to look, you will know how much you need Him in affliction”.

After the inspiring message, Prophet T.B. Joshua went to the prayer line section to pray for the sick and oppressed in the name of Jesus Christ.

As the man of God Prophet T.B. Joshua began to pray for people in the Prayer Line, the various faces of sickness were exhibited by the pains expressed by the afflicted. A woman cried to the man of God about her disc hernia and cervical spondylosis. She received a touch from the man of God and the Prophet ordered the removal of the lumbar corset and what followed next was a rewritten of the woman’s history. She became a new person as she walked and exercised her body freely to the glory of God.

In another scenario, a young woman in arm sling was prayed for and instantly she got her left arm out of the sling to exercise it with ease. Having received her healing, the entire stadium shouted “Cristo Vive” to the glory of God. A man, who cried out for help over his epilepsy, detached himself from his crutches and walked away without expressing any pains. To God be the glory!

Severely suffering from a cervical hernia, two individuals with the same health situation spent the day at the mercy of a cervical traction device. From the human perspective, treatment may seem to be a far distance away or impossible, to say the least. But when the power in the healing hand of God touched the sick through Prophet TB Joshua, the sickness in the pair bowed and they freed themselves from the traction device, breaking away and never looking back at the cervical traction device. The list goes on and on as the anointing at the Crusade was in abundance.

After the massive healing and deliverance that took place in the prayer line section, Prophet T.B. Joshua led the congregation and viewers all over the world in a mass prayer. As the mass prayer was ongoing, mighty signs and wonders took place. There were immense manifestations of evil spirits by the demonic possessed. Some get up from their wheelchair and received their healings by faith in Jesus name.

At the close of the day two historic crusade, Prophet T.B Joshua was presented an award by the evangelical body of the Dominican Republic. The Prophet was honoured by the various faith leaders in the Republic for his work as a minister of God. When acknowledging this honour, Prophet T.B. Joshua said, “I receive this honour on behalf of the Body of Christ and for the unity of the Body of Christ”.

*Photo: Courtesy of T.B. Joshua Ministries Facebook Page

 

SURPRISE DELIVERANCE FOR A FORMER HOMOSEXUAL!!!

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Antonio Galeano and Sister

Born a male, Antonio Galeano had the desire to be a female. At the age of 6 years Galeano started to have affection for males. It was at this young age that he started wearing his sister’s female clothes. At the age of 11 years that was when he had his first homosexual experience with another man. As he grew up, the spirit of homosexuality continued in his life, to the point where he started to do prostitution. As a young man he started to take drugs and would sleep with multiple men as a prostitute.

Galeano says every time he looked at himself in the mirror he felt like a woman. He says his sister is a Christian and would always try to invite him to church. He would always aggressively decline the invitation to go to church because he says he had no desire for church or God. He would always tell her he would not go to church until he felt a desire to go to church. Galeano’s sister told him about the crusade with Prophet T.B. Joshua that was to take place in their country, Paraguay. In response to his sister’s invite to attend the miracle crusade, he mocked his sister and her attempt at inviting him to a ‘miracle crusade’.

Galeano says the evening the crusade was scheduled in his country, he was supposed to go out and prostitute that night. Instead of going to prostitute, he watched the crusade live via YouTube. He watched the live broadcast to simply mock the event. When he watched the crusade, it was the time of mass prayer. Confused at what he was watching and what was happening, Galeano says he felt strange sensations going through his body and he began to vomit right in his apartment. He was undergoing deliverance. After vomitting, he says he felt relieved – he was delivered. After that encounter with God in his apartment on that fateful evening, during the mass prayer, Galeano says understanding returned to him and he wanted to become a man again.

Now, three months later and in the Dominican Republic, Galeano says he is delivered and he can confirm that indeed he is a man again. He says he is happy and fulfilled to be a man. Galeano’s sister echoed Antonio’s testimony, she says growing up she remembers her brother, Antonio, always wearing her clothes and dressing like a female. Galeano’s sister told the congregation that she knew her brother would not attend the miracle crusade in Paraguay that day, so she brought his photograph with her to the stadium during the crusade in Paraguay with Prophet T.B. Joshua. Three months later, she confirms his deliverance and says he is now a man and no longer dresses like a woman.

After Galeano’s deliverance he says he was ashamed because he did not have any male clothes. His sister contacted the Emmanuel TV team to share his testimony. When the Emmanuel TV team was contacted, the team purchased an entire male wardrobe for him. Now, he says he is a believer – he believes in Jesus Christ, he is free and is content.

Finally Galeano shared his advice with the people of God saying: “Open your hearts for Jesus Christ. Believe in God that you will receive your miracle”.