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T. B Joshua : 'Mother Teresa' In  Trousers



Practically everyone  knows Temitope Balogun Joshua,  popularly  called  T. B. Joshua. The leader and founder of  Synagogue  Church of All Nations, whose  Emmanuel TV television station is beamed across the globe  is indisputably one of Nigeria’s most  influential religious leaders. His Church , located in Ikotun, a suburb of Lagos, South West Nigeria,  has not only  emerged as a place of pilgrimage where  people with diverse afflictions flock to  for  solutions, it has also become a  refuge for the poor,  the deprived and other vulnerable groups in the society.  And the cleric who  sees charity as a central part of his mission always has his doors open for them. Many have described him  as an  ‘Angel of Mercy’,  with the Same inclination as  Mother Teresa, Roman Catholic nun who in her lifetime  put smiles on the faces of the poor and destitute around the world, and  was declared a saint in 2016.  


Over the last decades, T.B Joshua has done so much to alleviate sufferings and human deprivations in the society,  giving away hundreds of millions to the poor,  providing scholarships to orphans and children of  the underprivileged, catering  to the needs of widows, dwarfs, the elderly, physically challenged, orphans and the destitute, rehabilitation program for armed robbers, prostitutes and militants from Nigeria’s volatile Niger Delta region of Nigeria. There is no area of need in the society that he is not affecting positively.


Before the Nigerian government and the media beamed their searchlight on the pain and anguish of Lybia deportees, TB Joshua was already there. 13th March 2016, 39 Nigerians who were deported from Libya arrived  The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations with tales of pain and anguish. They all wore sad faces. Then TB Joshua came in and touched their lives. All of them went away with smiles on their faces.


They were met in the most important areas of their needs. TB Joshua provided them with Medicare, food and financial empowerment -  a cash gift of   N100,000  each.   It was an emotional moment for the deportees who burst out in songs, some even shedding tears of joys. 


Since then  T.B. Joshua has continued to provide succour for hundreds of thousands of deportees who see him as a burden bearer. The case of the Lybia deportees is just a tip of the iceberg for the man who has become a source of hope to the poor and other challenged groups in the society.


Joshua is one philanthropist who treasures our Law Enforcement Officers for what they do and stand for. When is the best time to gift someone who spends his time to protect you and your property? December 2015, policemen serving in the Lagos State Police Command celebrated Christmas in a special way. The man who was awarded the prestigious   Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) National Honour  in 2008,  donated  30,000 bags of rice to them.


It is not only in Nigeria that T.B Joshua is renowned for his humanitarian activities, his charity  works knows no boundaries. Far away, in Indonesian, a charity organisation known as the House of Love, which offers help to the homeless in the port city of Surabaya had one   received a cash gift of  $10,000 from him.


Lahore, Pakistan, courtesy of Joshua, Emmanuel School stands today,  an institution with a mission to provide free quality education for the less privileged of all faiths.


From some of Russia’s Open Heart Homeless in the Haborovski region, the Flower housing estate in the United Kingdom’s  city of Southampton, Naha community in the Lacandon jungle of Mexico, to  some  of the richest nation on the planet, Prophet T. B Joshua  really exemplifies the words of American actor, director, and producer, Denzel Washington,     “At the end,  it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished. It’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.” 




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