Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Grace Consulate launches free transport for policemen,students others in Calabar

  • Students in Calabar already taking advantage of the bus services 

CALABAR -Grace Network Evangelical Outreach also known as "Grace Consulate" located in Calabar has launched a free transportation scheme to convey inhabitants from various locations within the state capital.

It was that the scheme was targeted to provide free transportation for  military personnel, policemen, students and civil servants as well as  low income earners domicile in Calabar from  different locations within the metropolis.

Speaking with newsmen on Monday  in Calabar,  the Lead Pastor,Grace Consulate, Pst. Lawrence Agbata said it was the lifestyle of the church to consistently and intentionally give back to the society stressing that it was  not an occasional gesture.

Agbata said the scheme which kick starts Tuesday will have 32 seater Coaster buses ply the Muritala Mohammed Highway, from 8 miles to 11/11 bustop and back, from 7:00 am to 10:00 a.m,then 1:00 - 5:00pm daily.

He noted that a lot of people especially civil/public servants, and students struggle daily to get to work and school and all the expenses was based on thier meger salaries and allowances which is not enough to even feed the family .

His words: "Goodness is not a project to us as a Church, its a not an event, we believe its a lifestyle, Iknow we as Christians will do some good acts occassionally.

"We believe it [should] be a lifestysle . We need to impact the society deeply not in an  occasional manner  but consistently and intentionally too"

"We believe when we give  free medicare,feed people ,pay school fees,dig boreholes ,visit inmates in prisons ,go to orphanage homes amongst other things we do,it shouldn't be announced.

"Its breathe to us  ,its a lifestyle ,many of the  people who are givers are not even christians,a lot of people shy away from giving and showing kindness ,we cant imagine not doing good , what we do is not ordinary ,there is need to go that extra mile and that is exactly what Grace Network Evangelical Outreach is doing .

" This is what we ought to do as Christains,as a church  ,cause its synomous with the kingdom of God ,its in line with God's heart  desire, to give back  the people ,not occasionally but always and intentionally too.
Church building in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria 

"We never mention the name of our church on the inside the buses ,but we only preach Jesus in the bus,neither do we mention our events ,but we only tell them about the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ .

"Jesus didnt come to set up religion it is men who built religion around the Salvation that Jesus Christ brought to mankind. So we will never talk about our church in the buses we provide except Jesus.

"Our aim is to make life easy for people who cannot afford to pay thier transport fair,goodness is part of Christ in you ,glory is the manifestation of God in you and one of the ways to show this is by showing goodness.You have to do good with the intention of goodness.

"We want to change the dynamics ,becuase its our nature ,its beyond bringing people to our church to share fellowship but we want to make an impact by making life easy for people as well as impact our environment .We must be good and kind to the society and the people that is what Chrustianity is all about.