By His Grace, we may come to visit SCOAN-Synagoge Church of All Nations (www.scoan.org) in Lagos, Nigeria from 26 August-01 September 2009. At the time, we landed at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, SCOAN team have waited for us to bring us together with other visitors to the church. When we arrived at the church at the night, some evangelists have warmly welcomed us and friendly gave us some information regarding to this church activities, such what we will do during the visit, where the canteen that we may eat, where the room to stay. They were so nice and served us with good hospitality. We found our room was comfortable for us to stay. It was quite unique because all accommodation, meals and activities were held in the church.
The church is so big since every week almost 20,000 people come to praise and worship at SCOAN. At the beginning around 20 years ago, this church started very little under the palm roof without any wall. Then now days, this church is still growing and we hope that many people came to know more about Jesus through this church. And I do believe that not only in this place God is so real, but also around the world.
On Sunday early morning, at 5 o´clock, we heard already so many people waited outside the church until the gate opened. The Sunday services started from 10 o´clock in the morning until 10 o´clock in the evening divided into 2 services. We wondered what happen during that services. The Sunday services were broadcasted lively on television, via satellite and internet on www.emmanuel.tv every week.
During the services, people were experiencing with God presence. Although we had gone to some other crusades, but God is so real and powerful in here also. The services consisted of Praise & Worship, Preaching, Propethic Messages for people and nations, healing, deliverences, and testimonies. We also got our blessing & propethic messages from Prophet TB Joshua. We confirmed those were true. The propethic messages are unique for each person.
During the services also there were time when this church gave some help (rice, money, scholarship) to needy people. We saw a lot of the needy people came in front of altar to share their difficulties before this church help them based on their needs. This real action became a good example for us and many people who came to the services to look for the needy in our communities. We hope that this real action also happen to many churches now days around the world.
We are really blessed with our short journey to come to SCOAN Lagos Nigeria. It was such an opportunity for us to visit this church by His Grace. We were surprised to see how they organized everything during the church activities. It was really well organized. We just noticed where we were in SCOAN that Prophet TB Joshua and SCOAN Team held crusades on 2007 in Singapore, Indonesia, Australia and Korea.
If you would like to know more about the church activities, you may visit their websites or watch on www.emmanuel.tv 24hours. There are a lot of things that we may see and watch to encourage our faith day by day. At the end of our journey, we had a chance to see Prophet TB Joshua one by one and he prayed for us personally in his office room. After that, the SCOAN team brought us back to the airport prior to our departure to Norway.
We could not tell you much than this unless you will visit the SCOAN or also watch their television broadcast. Hopefully we will come back someday to SCOAN…:). We really enjoyed the time praying and worship Jesus in SCOAN church together with people who come to this church. Again, the hospitality, kindness, caring, responsibility, servant of God, fear of God, hardworking, humble, obey, dedicated, helping the needy…Those all key words remain in our heart.
Having arrived in Norway, we still continue to see what happen in SCOAN by watching the emmanuel.tv. One day, we found that they repeated the Sunday service where we were there at time. We memorized it directly through our camera. Ya..We still remember that we sat down in front of Prophet in the first line. It was such a nice gift from Jesus to us to see the Prophet preached directly in front of us. Meanwhile don´t forget, the Presence of God is always be with us where ever we are!
Remember, Better Is Not Good Enough, The Best Is Always Yet To Come!
Keep in faith in Jesus Christ.