The vision for this ministry was received during a church service ministration on September 20, 2009. The message was titled, "The Need To Care for The Body of
Christ" with the text taken from 1 Corinthians 12:12-27.
During the message, the Spirit led me to say that there were members of the church in the congregation who had not taken breakfast that day not because they were sick but because they had nothing to eat. On that day at past 5 O'clock in the evening, a mother called me and told me that she was on her way to one of our Housefellowship Centers with her children and that they had eaten since morning till the time she called me. Immediately, I sent some food stuffs and money to the family.
I sincerely, appreciate the church for catching the Vision. Since October, 2009, church members started bringing food items (rice, yam, beans, milk) clothes, shoes, bags, household utensils including furniture to the centre for members that are less priviledged to take free of charge.
This step was taken because people were abusing the priviledge. In order to effect proper monitoring of the gift" brought and taken by members. Concern and Care Committee was formed which comprised of the Women's Missionary Union (WMU) President (Deaconess P.M. Adeleke), Men's Missionary Union (MMU) Director (Late Deacon Dr. Titi Ipadeola), Youth Fellowship President (Late Pastor Moses Olawuyi) and Brother Adebayo Adeleye.Also to actualize the vision, collection of "Love Offering" during the Sunday Service has been effected. Kindly support the vision in any way the Lord ministers to you. Luke 6:38 says ''Give and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again".
God bless you all. amen.
Rev. Dr. Remi Awopegba
Oritamefa Baptist Church
The Concern & Care/Medical unit is made up of two units:
I. Concern & Care Welfare Unit: which genesis has been narrated above.
II. Concern & Care Medical Unit: This also developed to take care of the health of our members. As at today, a whole building called The Mission House has been dedicated to give first aid treatment to ailing members of the church; especially on Sundays and Wednesdays. It also serves as a sick bay for our schools with a trained nurse in attendance.