For three days, commencing from Thursday, April 13 to Saturday, April 15, it would be the turn of Epe, a historical town in Lagos State to host the restoration crusade organised by the Christ Livingspring Apostolic Ministry (CLAM) in conjunction with all churches in Epe.
The crusade will take place from 5pm daily at the Epe Recreation Centre, along Ikesan Street, Epe. The three-day crudade will feature salvation, healing and deliverance, ministers’ conference, youth seminars, and provision of free welfare materials.
One thing is very dear to Pastor Wole Oladiyun, Senior Pastor of Christ Livingspring Apostolic Ministry (CLAM). That is organizing crusades and outreach programmes through which souls are won for Jesus. He would gladly tell you that for him, evangelism is the number one priority of the Ministry God has called him into. That is not surprising, though for a man who is very passionate about giving and helping the needy.
The Vision and the Larger Picture
CLAM is based in Lagos and is in its 25th year of existence. The vision of CLAM is “apostolic revival for global soul harvesting”. CLAM achieves its main vision of winning souls for God through its evangelical arm which is known as Christ Livingspring Apostolic Ministry Global Outreach (CLAMGO). The vision of CLAMGO is “rescuing the Dying World” in line with Luke 4: 18.
CLAMGO’s Activity Network
The first CLAMGO crusade was held in 2004 at Ikot-Ekem, Akwa Ibom State. Since then, it has ministered in over 35 locations. The choice of CLAMGO’s crusades and ministrations is usually determined by the Holy Spirit and also by requests from host pastors or people in a community.
Over the years, CLAMGO has ministered to the weary, the lost, the sick, and the oppressed in different communities in Nigeria and West Africa. God has used Pastor Wole Oladiyun to successfully organise crusades in the following towns and cities:
- Aba, Umuahia (Abia State)
- Ikot-Ekpene, Ikot Emem (Akwa Ibom State)
- Okija, Enugu (Anambra State)
- Warri, Asaba, Agbor, Umunede, Imbiri, Owerre Olubo, Ute Ogbeje (Delta State)
- Ikere-Ekiti, Ado-Ekiti, Iyin Ekiti (Ekiti State)
- Owerri (Imo State)
- Kabba, Mopa (Kogi State)
- Ilorin (Kwara State)
- Lekki, Festac (Lagos State)
- Abeokuta, Shagamu (Ogun State)
- Ile-Oluji, Idanre, Akure, Owo, Ikare (Ondo State).
- Gbongan, Ikirun, Igbajo, Shagamu, Oshogbo (Osun State)
- Togo (West Africa)
A unique dimension to, and a huge plus for, the CLAMGO brand is the fact that offerings are never collected during its crusades. Rather than collect money from people at crusades, CLAMGO actually blesses people through its medical ministrations and welfare outreach.
CLAMGO blesses the people by giving them food, clothes, bibles, Christian literature, musical instruments, and even money rather than collecting offerings from such meetings. According to Pastor Oladiyun, “God told me right from the day He called me into this assignment that I should never raise offering at any crusade. I have been obeying that instruction and I will not stop obeying”.
Consequently, CLAMGO’s activities are financed through offerings, tithes, and donations received from CLAM members and other Kingdom partners.
In line with the vision and mission of Christ Livingspring Apostolic Ministry Global Outreach (CLAMGO), the medical chaplaincy department of the ministry has successfully integrated medical ministration activities into its outreach programmes. This involves the inclusion of laboratory investigations, medical treatment, surgeries, eye care, and dental care services as one of the strategies for soul-winning in communities where such outreaches are taking place.
Some might specifically refer to CLAM as a “prayer ministry”, however, it has since been discovered that evangelism goes beyond mere praying for the people and preaching the gospel, but also involves meeting the people at their points of basic needs. This may sometimes involve providing food, clothing, shelter, financial assistance, etc. However, CLAMGO has gone beyond the mere provision of all of these to also include the sponsoring of medical and surgical ministrations to the people.
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