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Lagos Christians Pilgrimage for Y2022 Ends Gloriously

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Lagos Christian Pilgrims for the 2022 Pilgrimage in Israel and Jordan

The third, which is the last batch of the year 2022 Easter pilgrims to Jerusalem, Israel and the Kingdom of Jordan, has safely returned to Lagos Sunday, 7th August, thus bringing the Christian pilgrimage for the year 2022 to a glorious conclusion.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Christian Religious Matters, and Leader of the Lagos State contingent, the Very Revd. Bukola Adeleke, while speaking on arrival, acknowledged God’s faithfulness regarding the success of the Y2022 Easter Pilgrimage.

He expressed gratitude to God for a successful return trip, noting that it was a spiritually refreshing experience.

Adeleke revealed that intercessory prayers were offered for Nigeria, Lagos State, the first family and all Nigerians thus, enjoining the pilgrims to continue offering more intercessory prayers with unwavering faith that the prayers have been answered.

Alhaji Anofiu Olanrewaju Elegushi, Commissioner for Home Affairs, Lagos State

Also speaking on arrival with the pilgrims, the Secretary of the Board, Mrs Florence Yetunde Gbafe, thanked God for journey mercies, stating that the exercise was successful in every aspect.

Mrs Gbafe said about 500 pilgrims undertook the Easter pilgrimage in three batches, stressing that no hitches were recorded and no soul was left behind or brought in dead

Recall that the spiritual journey to Israel and the Kingdom of Jordan started on the 3rd of July 2022, with 140 pilgrims airlifted.

Some of the biblical sites visited during pilgrimage included River Jordan, Bethlehem, the Wailing Wall of Jerusalem, the Holy Sepulchre of Jesus Christ and the Capernaum.

Others are Mount Nebo of Moses, the Sea of Galilee, Nazareth and the Church of Saint John the Evangelist at Cana, where Christ turned water to wine, among others.

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