She could not hide her happiness as she shed tears of joy, and with a trembling voice expressed her joy and excitement. The story is short: The Senior Pastor of Champions Royal Assembly, Kubwa, Abuja, Joshua Iginla, recently made a mess of the popular saying that life begins at 40 for an 80-year-old woman, Madam Christiana Edegi, when he gave the octogenarian a brand new saloon car during his birthday.
Unlike others who were presented with various gifts, Mama's case was unique. According to what Omonaijablog gathered exclusively, Mama, who attends the church once told the man of God that, "Man of God, I'm praying for you. God will always give you more grace and enablement."
On the said day, Pastor Iginla acknowledged Mama's comment but Mama has continued with her daily supplication until recently that her persistence paid off.
Surprisingly, during the celebration, Madam Christiana was called out in church amidst admiration for this singular act. She was celebrated and a brand new saloon car was handed over to her.
She wasn't the only one who was gifted with brand new cars. Pastor Iginla also gave out 32 cars, of which 16 were SUVS, money running into several millions of naira to the aged, widows, orphanages, and scholarships to orphans from nursery school to university.
He gave six Nollywood actors – Jide Kosoko, Francis Duru, Alex Usifo, Ngozi Osondu, Thelma Nwosu and Sunday Omobolanle, popularly known as Babaluwe – Hummer Jeeps, Mercedes G-Wagon and Mercedes CLS 550.
Artisans got generators and cash gifts, while widows got deep freezers, rice, and cash gifts ranging from N150,000 to N1.5 million.