Pastor Mrs Olujide Ukachi, wife to the General Overseer of His Alive Chapel, Lagos have said that Nigeria didn’t get bad in a day but got this bad because its citizens saw it creeping in and welcomed it.
She said this during an exclusive interview with UGAMATV in which she urged all Nigerians to pray for the country as all hope was not yet lost as good men could still rise to redeem the country from its present state.
Speaking on her journey in the ministry and some challenges she face she said “the ministry is not a job you are forced to do because it’s good when you are there for people. So I won’t call it a challenge, rather I will call it a blessing.
“You are minister to people either by counseling them or helping those with financial needs, physical need, psychological need, spiritual need, because people come to church with a lot of needs, just like the rest of us. So it’s always good that they have people they can lean on in times like this, because we too also need someone we can lean on from time to time, because life happens to all of us.
“So I wouldn’t call it a challenge I will call it a privilege to be there for people, to rejoice with people, mourn with people and to pray for people”, she said.
Advising church heads to stop overworking themselves and learn to delegate some work in the church, she Ukachi said, “At His Alive Chapel we have many capable hands. You don’t have to kill yourself with work, the anointing is not on you alone.
“It’s not good in a situation whereby the leading pastors are over stretched. The ideal situation is that everybody should be developed to come to that level that they can minister to people. We are all saved by God’s grace to be able to also reach out to people, to bring people to salvation, to minister to people, to meet the needs of people, so the more people you develop to do that the better for you.
“Do not put everything on you, it’s not the right way. When the lord went to be with his father, he left 12 disciples, and they all shouldered the work of the ministry and the body of Christ increased. We should encourage many people and not look down on anybody thinking they are ‘baby Christians’ and cant do anything. God can use anyone as long as they have the right foundation”, she said
Speaking on the insecurity in the country and the recent killing of Christians in the country, Ukachi bemoaned the situation of the country saying it is no longer news and people shouldn’t be surprised as they should have seen it coming.
“When corruption was creeping little by little we welcomed it and didn’t speak against it, now it has overwhelmed us, and it’s exactly the same way with sin. But moving forward, we should all be full of prayer for Nigeria.
“The church of God need to come together, we should stop just dwelling on our own ministry or denomination, we should all come together to fight for the destiny of this nation.
“More Christians need to go into politics, and they need to be backed up by prayer. We should also speak out, although it’s a bit delicate because of the fear that if I speak out they may come after me, but God will grant us the grace to keep doing so. I believe God will use the generation of our children to do a lot, so we need to be praying for them”, she said concluding.