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Days after its commission, news about the 100,000-capacity Dunamis International Gospel Centre continues to resonate.
The newly commissioned edifice, the largest of its kind in Africa (or world) was tagged the Eighth Wonder of the World.
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For many in Christendom, the magnificent worship centre is inspiring, even as they marvel and give glory to God and kudos to the church and her leadership.
However, what many don’t know is the unending humanitarian work of the ministry that has been going on silently for many years.
A recently conducted investigation by WWW.IDOMAVOICE.COM uncovered several developmental projects conceived and executed by the ministry.
The church, under the leadership of its founding and senior pastor, Dr. Paul Enenche, and his wife, Dr. Mrs. Becky Paul-Enenche, had commissioned not fewer than 25 of such projects across the country, spreading across towns and villages.
The church has been succor to victims of various calamities who ended as Internally Displace Person (IDPs).
In this charitable exercise, Dunamis ministry even surpassed the federal government in the provision of relief materials to victims.
This was further confirmed on December 8, 2018 during a Sunday service by a Plateau State indigene who stormed the Dunamis Glory Dome to thank the church for coming to the aid of the community with relief materials.
According to the visibly excited Plateau native, who gave his name as Joel Choji, the IDPs from community are grateful to God and thankful to the Enenche-led ministry for the items they donated.
He said, “I want to give testimony to the glory of God on behalf of my community for what this church and the Senior Pastor have done for our community.
“Recently, the crisis in Plateau State wiped away our community and Daddy sent relief materials to the IDP camps.
“I was in Jos last week and they called me and were celebrating. They asked me to tell my pastor that they are grateful for the items he sent. They said this is how church is supposed to be (sic).
“They told me that even the churches where they worship did not send any relief material to them,” he said.
His testimony further reinforced the statements of Prof. Dennis Ityavyar, Benue State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, who earlier this year affirmed that the revered clergy and the church brought reliefs for the IDPs in Benue in a proportion that surpassed the federal government donation.
A source in the church confirmed that Dr. Enenche had placed an embargo on publicity of any sorts regarding the church’s charity activities.
Hence, a lot of the church’s outreaches go unsung. According to him, the minister is a man of great modesty, whatever good the church does should be kept away from the limelight and public glare and would be rewarded publicly by God.
Interestingly, findings by our reporter have confirmed that the ministry actually embarked on this particular humanitarian act on October 8, 2018 even while in the heat of preparation for the Glory Dome dedication. This is just one set of the so many similar outreaches by this ministry over the years.
In the wake of the plateau crisis truck loads of relief materials were distributed by the church to the major IDP camps in Angludi, Riyom and Heipang areas of the state.
Among some items sighted by this reporter included hundreds of bags of rice, over 500 mattresses, cartons of noodles numbering over 200, slippers, detergents, sachet tomatoes, toiletries, wears and several others.
Here are some of the pictures we obtained.