It is quite easy to see a megachurch like The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) and think that all has been rosy from the start. According to a testimony given by the denomination’s General Overseer, Pastor E.A Adeboye, there was a time the church could not afford a N204 bill charged by carpenters who were working on the first auditorium of the church.
Pastor Adeboye said, “When we were building the first auditorium at the Redemption Camp, the carpenters came to me one morning for N204.00 to continue with the work, but I didn’t have money then so I told them I would send for them when I got it.
They were surprised that I could not afford a mere N204! And as they left, I overhead them grumbling. They said I was complaining that (the) pace of work is slow, yet I didn’t want to give them money.
I reported the matter to God: ‘God You can hear them, send help.’
“After that, I fell asleep because I had had an all-night prayer. When I woke up there was a man sitting at the door of my office eating breakfast.
“I said to myself, ‘Ah, this man’s case must be serious; he is blocking my way so I can’t go out.’ ‘Sir, how can I help you?’ I inquired. ‘What’s your problem?’
“He said he had no problem, but that he had collected house rent from his tenants and as he was about to have breakfast, God told him to come quickly to the Camp and give the money to me.
“He continued: ‘When I came and I found you sleeping, I said to God, ‘Can I eat my breakfast while he is sleeping?’
“He gave me the money, I blessed him and he left. When I opened the envelope, it contained N1,200.00, so I sent for the carpenters; it was time now for me to show off. They needed and grumbled over N204.00, but God had provided N1,200.00.”
Somebody Shout Hallelujah!