Lagos - Pastor Paul Adefarasin of the
House on the Rock Church, Lagos, has urged all Nigerians to contribute their
quota in order to bring positive change to the country.
Adefarasin said this on Friday during a news conference on
Performers for the Gospel Music Concert tagged: `The Experience 2015’,
scheduled to hold at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos.
According to him, change and transformation cannot come from
the government alone but from every citizen of the country in their various
"It would be imprudent of us to consider our present
circumstances as a nation as one of economic meltdown.
"We must begin to review our plight as divine economic
"This is not the time to give up or throw in the towel;
this is not the end for Nigeria; this is simply an opportunity for a renewed
beginning with our best still in front of us.
"Change is not coming; change is indeed here; genuine
transformation will begin in our lives and in our dear country when we
introspectively consider the losses of yesterday and count the blessings of
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"And intentionally purpose to make our tomorrow a
resplendent legacy in the chronicles of world history and the generations
coming behind us.
"The transformation we desire will not only come from the
governments of our land or from beyond our shores, it must also come from our
hearts; it must also come from our faith and our families.
"It must come from our offices, market place, streets,
immediate communities and our local governments.
"Our change will begin when we realise that we are all
change agents and transformation catalysts.
"We are in this nation to serve Nigeria with all of our
hearts, with all of our strength and with all of our minds.
"We must transform to accomplish the change that we so
fervently desire as a nation,’’ Adefarasin said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 10th
edition of ‘The Experience’ which will showcase a number of international
gospel artistes billed to perform alongside their Nigerian counterparts at the
One of the international artists, Don Moen, from U.S.,
described ‘The Experience’ as a great advertisement for Nigeria in terms of
culture and excellence in preparation and execution.
"I feel like this is part of my family; it is a celebration
of excellence; a first class and world class event and one of the best
organised I have been involved in; it is a great advertisement for Nigeria,’’
While responding to a question from NAN, an American
preacher, Pastor Donnie McClurkin, said they were always eager to return to
Nigeria for such a programme.
"This is the call of God and God will continue to protect
us every day. If God is worth living for, he is also worth dying for.
"This has a global impact, it impacts us and takes us out
of our culture and our myopic ministry and we enjoy having that platform.
"There is no terrorist, there is no problem that God will
not hold back so that the light of this gospel can shine forth,’’ he said.
NAN reports that some of the other performers at the event
were Sammie Okposo, Micah Strampley and Sonnie Badu from Ghana.
Others include the Midnight Crew, Chioma Jesus, Hezekiah
Walker, Frank Edwards, Kim Burrel, Jessica Reedy, Fred Hammond and Nathaniel