Christ Compassion Crusade, led by Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo, founder of KICC, left an indelible mark on the rural world (specifically in Igbogbo, Ikorodu) with their ‘This Is Life Crusade.’
The event, spanning a week, concluded on a high note with the last day solely dedicated to medical outreach.
Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo shared insights during his morning glow program on social media, recounting the challenges and triumphs of the crusade.
He highlighted the unpredictable weather, from heavy rainfall on the first night to a scorching 32-degree Sun on the final day.
The pinnacle of the medical outreach was the deworming of an astounding 15 thousand children.
Pastor Matthew expressed initial concern about the overwhelming crowd, assuming they were gathered for welfare packages. However, to his surprise, the community eagerly sought medical assistance, showcasing a collective commitment to health.
“I announced that we were only having medicals, and those expecting welfare packages should go home. But, lo and behold, nobody left; they all came for medicals!” Pastor Matthew recounted.
Despite the initial apprehension about time constraints, the team managed to attend to a large number of individuals, attributing the success to divine intervention.
Pastor Matthew further praised the dedicated medical team, noting that surgeons worked tirelessly, even past eleven on Friday night, addressing various medical issues.
The surgeries encompassed a range of cases, from children without testes to men with anomalies like aeniers and growths on their bodies.
The pastor emphasized that, remarkably, there were no casualties, and all patients received thorough and compassionate care before being discharged. “Every moment I could remember is one form of testimony or the other,” he added, underlining the positive impact the crusade had on the lives of the rural community.
The ‘This Is Life Crusade’ not only provided essential medical services but also exemplified the power of communal solidarity and compassionate outreach, leaving a lasting imprint on the hearts and health of those in need.