Pastor Adeboye Welcomes The World To 2013 Holy Ghost Congress

Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Pastor E.A. Adeboye

As the faithful welcomes with excitement another edition of the Holy Ghost Congress of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, a one-week programme scheduled for the Redemption Camp along the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, other road users dread the traffic situation that comes with the annual meeting.

Although the church had always tried its best in ensuring smooth flow of traffic during the event, with hundreds of road marshals to manage traffic, it hardly ever changes the harrowing experience of road users, with hundreds of thousands of worshippers from different parts of the world always present at the congress. This has reduced over the years though, but road users are still affected due to the busy nature of the road itself.

The church has worked to improve traffic flow within and around the camp. With the provision of more parking lots and better manning of routes, shuttles between the camp and Lagos or other nearby cities which took several hours are now done in just about an hour.

The General Overseer of the church, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye will from today play host to millions of worshippers from different parts of the world at this year’s edition of the church’s Holy Ghost Congress, with the theme; ‘The Overflow.’

As the first visitors arrive the Camp, Pastor Adeboye has sent a word of welcome to all participants at this year’s congress. In his welcome address, Daddy G.O., as he is fondly called, thanked the Almighty God for “keeping us since the last Congress in 2012. I am most delighted to welcome you to a special Congress that promises to overflow with signs and wonders.

“Congratulations for making it to this programme. You have come expectant. As the Lord lives, you shall testify all through the Congress and thereafter. As with the past Congresses, the Lord promises to make this a memorable and fulfilling programme. He is a covenant keeping God and He is faithful to do that which he has promised. In what area of your life are you believeing God for an overflow? All you need to do is to bring your case before Him in humility with praises and thanksgiving in prayerful expectation. He is the One who can do all things,” he said.

Continuing, Pastor Adeboye said: “With Him, nothing shall be impossible. He shall answer you in the mighty name of Jesus. The Lord promises to touch every area of your life through His word and the acccompanying sessions of teaching, prayers, seminars and personal ministrations. All the morning, afternoon and evening sessions are specially planned for you.

“The evening sessions will run everyday from the Opening Day (Monday) to the Closing Day (Saturday). The morning sessions shall run on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The afternoon sessions featuring teaching on Marriage, the Home, Business, Career and other aspects of everyday life will run on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.

“I believe you are here for a personal encounter with the Lord of lords. Just wait upon Him and cry out to him on your own and during the general prayer sessions. Do not let anyone or anything distract you. As you key into the various daily programmes and focus on the Lord, your life will never be the same again. You have come expectant: you shall go home testifying,” he prayed.

The congress starts on Monday, December 9 at 6pm.