The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission, NCPC, Rev. Dr Yakubu Pam has charged the Pilgrimage Managers to have faith in the pilgrimage process. He made this disclosure during a prayer session at Rahama Hotel, Jerusalem on 30th January, 2022.
The Chief Executive is in Israel for the State of Readiness visit in preparation for the 2021 pilgrimage exercise to Israel and the Kingdom
of Jordan which will hold in the first quarter of the year.
According to him,” an agreement is a process, and it goes with faith, because there are believers who work by feelings and the circumstances around”. He charged that, as Christians we must grow above our
feelings and above the negativity we see. “Always think Positive, we will get it right when we think positive and with faith”.
Rev. Pam admonished the PilgrimageManagers who came along with him
for the State of Readiness Visit to have faith like Abraham in the bible, according to him, “you can never know the journey of Faith”, he
said, “we may not know how the pilgrimage will look like, but as people of faith, we should believe, if our foundation is laid by God,
then this pilgrimage will turn to be a great one come the first quarter of the year”.
He reiterated that, working in agreement cannot be easy, and as such he urged the pilgrimage managers to always listen to one another and welcome new ideas and try to understand each other and gradually
things will fall in place. He stressed that the greatest agreement
they have now is, an excellent pilgrimage exercise and that should be
amongst them and it should come with commitment.
The NCPC boss concluded by giving thanks to the Almighty God for the
safe travel as they were was no record of any mishap, he emphasized
that prayers must be held every day during the stay appreciating God
for the Success to come.
He further informed that every person should make conscious effort to
observe all the COVID -19 protocol to avoid getting infected as he
would not want to go back to Nigeria living anyone behind in Israel as
such, they should avoid crowded areas during their stay here.
He also gave the full itinerary for the State of Readiness visit for
everyone to be informed on the programme of event like the visit to
Holy Sites and Inspection of Aircrafts.
The Chairman of Tabar Tours, Mr. Wisam Tabar welcomed his visitors and
he expressed his joy for their visit. He explained that the pandemic
had caused great setback for Christian pilgrimage, in his words
“Pilgrimage for us is much more that business, it’s a mission”.
He thanked the Executive Secretary for his efforts to revive the
pilgrimage to Israel and also appreciated him for the prayer he made
for the Country of Israel at Mount Nebo during the Pilgrimage in
Jordan, according to him, “for me it was different”.
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