One ministry God can bestow on a christian is the ministry of help.

1Corinthians 12 vs. 28

 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.

It is a very important ministry in the Church and it can not be underrated as anyone who engages in it will provoke blessings from God. This ministry is not confined to a specific set of people as anyone and everyone can be helpers which is also called the welfare department in churches. We can see an example of someone in the Bible who was a great helper to people around her. Her name is Tabitha/Dorcas. She was such a blessing to people around her that when she died, people who benefited from her help begged Peter to raise her back to life!

Acts 9 vs. 36 - 43

Peter Brings Tabitha Back to Life

36 A disciple named Tabitha lived in the city of Joppa. Her Greek name was Dorcas. She always helped people and gave things to the poor. 37 She became sick and died. Her body was prepared for burial and was laid in an upstairs room.
38 Lydda is near the city of Joppa. When the disciples heard that Peter was in Lydda, they sent two men to him. They begged Peter, “Hurry to Joppa! We need your help!”
39 So Peter went with them. When he arrived, he was taken upstairs. All the widows stood around him. They were crying and showing Peter the articles of clothing that Dorcas had made while she was still with them.
40 Peter made everyone leave the room.
He knelt and prayed. Then he turned toward the body and said, “Tabitha, get up!”
Tabitha opened her eyes, saw Peter, and sat up. 41 Peter took her hand and helped her stand up. After he called the believers, especially the widows, he presented Tabitha to them. She was alive.
42 The news about this spread throughout the city of Joppa, and as a result, many people believed in the Lord.
43 Peter stayed in Joppa for a number of days with Simon, a leatherworker.

Well, we can be new generation tabithas too. We can also proffer help to the needy and less priviledged regardless of our busy and tight schedule. It can start from giving out clothes to that house help in your house, dashing food and money to the constructors at a building site, buying text books for your child's friend who cannot afford it, cooking for yourself and your roommate who has been soaking garri since forever.

However, if you are chanced, I would like all Emete's Mind readers to go on a one day excursion with me to an orphanage home. We cannot understand the pain these kids are passing through until we visit them and listen to their hearty and touchy stories. Not only that, we will stop to give a helping hand to the needy on the road, at sites, in schools etc. If you are interested, you can send me a message of interest to 09098265695 via whatsapp or via BBM - 7BEF2721

No money is needed from you at all. All I need you to do is to indicate your interest by sending me a message on 09098265695 via whatsapp or via BBM - 7BEF2721 and on the D- - day, we would all join hands together to help the needy in our society not forgetting to share the Gospel to them which is the most important gift they can receive. Come with whatever you have - that cloth you dont wear again or a new cloth that doesnt fit you well, that shoe, those food stuffs, that phone and anything you think will make a lonely and hungry heart smile. 

I will give guys more updates later in the week.God bless you real good as you participate! And don't forget we will be having an exclusive interview with a young and popular gospel singer in Nigeria who has become the favourite of many. Be expectant!


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