The 2019 Our Daily Manna Annual Free Medical Care outreach held at Ketu Alapere, Lekki Lagos and simultaneously in over 200 countries last Saturday and Sunday, the 29th and 30th of June, 2019.
And just as expected, God’s name was praised as Bishop Chris Kwakpovwe, Publisher of the leading Christian devotional, Our Daily Manna delivered free tests, drugs to the hundreds of people who gathered to get care for their different medical needs.
In partnership with medical teams from Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company, Emzor Pharmaceuticals and the Lagos State Government, Bishop Chris Kwakpovwe, a trained Pharmacist before he started ODM 23 years ago delivered what he called holistic medicine because he believes in medicare and God’s spiritual healing power.
Holistic medicine is a form of healing that in the quest for optimal health and wellness, considers the whole person – his/her body, mind, and spirit.
Together, the team led by Bishop Kwakpovwe, examined everybody that was in attendance, dispensed medicines to them and prayed for their divine healing.
Tests ran during the 2019 annual free medical care included: BMI – Body Mass Index checks, blood pressure tests, blood tests, blood sugar, all forms of cholesterol tests, hepatitis tests and for those interested, free HIV tests and counselling.
Attendees who after the tests were in need of surgery or more thorough medical attention were referred to the hospitals.
Beneficiaries of the free medical outreach were full of thanks and praises and all prayed that God blesses the Our Daily Manna ministry.
One of them, Mrs Henrietta Alade Sabiu, was exceptionally thankful because according to her, she is a testimony of the God greatness through ODM. She shared how she was healed of an eye infection that partially blinded her.
Mrs Sabiu told Lailasnews.com at the event:
A while before now, I cannot see your face as I dey see am now. Look me well, you see me. That thing been cover my eyes but I prayed in the altar.
Someone took me to an optician and the medicine he gave to me to put in my eye, I took it to the altar and prayed as well that God should open my eye so I can continue reading my ODM.
And God did it for me.
This ODM, I cannot leave it. I am 72 years old.
Another beneficiary, Bisiriyu Maryam told PulseNG at the event:
My neighbour told me about the free medical check up and the good part is that there is no discrimination because she knows me as a Muslim and she asked me to come that they would attend to me.
So far, they’ve been very friendly and I am very happy about it.
The event’s partners – Shell, Emzor, volunteers from University of Lagos Medicine Pharmacy Schools all also had wonderful things to say about the Bishop Chris Kwakpovwe led Daily Manna Annual Free Medical Care outreach.
And they all indicated their willingness to partner with ODM come next year for the free medical care outreach.
Bishop Chris was presented a gift by the Shell team for his selfless service.
Also visible at the event was the Chike Okoli foundation, founded in 2006 by the Founder/Chief Executive Officer of Emzor Pharmaceuticals Limited, Dr. Stella Okoli in memory of her son Chike Okoli who died in 2005.
Speaking on the initiative, Bishop Kwakpovwe revealed that the annual free medical care event, which holds in a week he called Mercy Week, was a command by God to his ministry. The aim is to give back to the society and show acts of mercy to widows, orphans and the needy.
The 2019 Mercy week was the second year after it was established in 2018.
The Bishop said:
“The Lord spoke to me last year, he said before you begin the 14 days fasting tell the whole world to show acts of mercy, do good to someone that can not tell you thank you or someone that will not reward you back, sow a seed of mercy to the orphanages, to the widows.
“What we are doing now is to give back to the society. I called this holistic medicine because its not just preaching or prayer.”
The 2019 Mercy Week ended on Sunday June 30th 2019 with visits to Modupe Cole Memorial Childcare and Treatment Home at Akoka, Lagos and the Heritage Home, Ikota village Lekki Ajah.
Widows, widowers and single mothers were not left out as they were presented with cash and gift items as part of the charity works to commemorate the Mercy week programme.
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At the Heritage Homes: