- Senate, Congress celebrates his commitment to humanitarian work
The Senate of the Dominican Republic has conferred the chamber’s highest awards on the founder and spiritual head of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua. This was made known at the end of the first session of a two-day crusade held at the Central Olympic Stadium, Felix Sanchez, capital of Santo Domingo, on Friday.
The Senate disclosed its reason for confirming the award on the Christian leader to his immense contributions to the growth and development of humanity, his wonderful and relentless social work which he had tirelessly extended to impoverished regions of the world, his large donations to widows, orphans, the destitute, the elderly and the physically challenged.
Chief among the mention of the Senate was the humanitarian work spearheaded by the prophet after the 2010 Haiti earthquake, including supports to India, Ghana, and the Philippines following various disasters.
The Senate further celebrated the cleric’s unrelenting commitment of the cleric in promoting global peace and therefore made him the spiritual guide of the nation.
Accepting the award in the company of his wife, Prophet T.B. Joshua thanked the government and people of the Dominican Republic for the recognition. He said, “I am very delighted. I am also very grateful to the government and people of the Dominican Republic. I dedicate this award to the people of this country. I will continue to pray for you and I will ensure that this country is my second home,” the cleric said.
Earlier, the crusade venue witnessed a large gathering of worshippers, government officials, politicians and various strata of the human society. Many had traveled far and wide to hear the cleric’s sermon as well as miracles.
In his message, Prophet Joshua called on his immediate and virtual listeners, to ensure that they sought the kingdom of God first while also seeking the happiness and joy of their neighbors.
“We live in a world where people measure their happiness with material possession. But this is not so. You must measure your happiness by ensuring the happiness of others. This is the example that Jesus Christ has set for us. You can bless others with your smile, your money, your material possession or even other things. Put a smile on people’s faces and you will be glad,” he said.