“Following the successful conduct of the Ikenne Restoration crusade, Remo land will never remain the same again by the grace of God”, says Pastor Wole Oladiyun, Senior Pastor of the Christ Livingspring Apostolic Ministry (CLAM), after the landmark three-day crusade witnessed by thousands of people from Ikene and the neighbouring towns of Odogbolu, Aiyepe, Ilisan, Shagamu, Irolu, Iperu, Ogere, Isara, Ipara, and Ode-Remo.
Leaders of the various Christian denominational groups, executives of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), ministers of the gospel, students, market women, and traditional rulers sang, danced, and prayed.
The Alakenne of Ikenne-Remo, HRM Oba Adeyinka Onakade, Moruwafu 2, thanked the CLAM team for choosing Ikenne for its crusade, adding that he was convinced by the sincerity and commitment of Pastor Oladiyun and his team. According to him, the fact that they did not collect offerings throughout the crusade showed that they were genuinely working for God. He expressed the belief that the prayers offered would rapidly transform Ikenne, and other towns in Remo land.
The Kabiyesi was there with two of his chiefs, Chief Olusola Sobanjo, Oluwo of Ikenne, and Chief Oreofe Orenowo, Olotu Iwarefa of Ikenne.
Pastor Wole Oladiyun is very passionate about crusades. “Don’t give me clothes, shoes, or cars, just give me money for a crusade”, he is fond of telling the CLAM congregation. His favourite pastime is organizing crusades and outreach programmes through which souls are won for Jesus Christ. He would gladly tell you that for him, evangelism is the number one priority of the Ministry God has called him into.
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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.