By Amuche Agbo, Abakaliki

The Christ Redeemer Friends International in collaboration with Gilead Imperial Hospital Abakaliki, has embarked on one day free medical outreach in Ebonyi State.

The event which had over five hundred persons in attendance was according to the organizers a common way to replicate the gesture of Jesus Christ who gave live and help to the needy.

The free medical outreach had over ten doctors who attended to patients that are suffering from various illnesses.

Addressing newsmen during the event in Abakaliki, the president of National youths wing of Christian Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria/ Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria Ebonyi state chapter, Reverend Edward Obumuneme Joseph said that the free medical outreach was to change the narrative of people who believe that churches are only collecting money from members but never give back, and that the free medical outreach was the organisation’s way of giving back to the society.

He noted that the organisation which is non denominational does not take decision based on the hash economy of the country today rather they took the decision based on needs of the people which made them to consider free medical outreach.

He further noted that people from different walks of life and denomination and even non Christians are beneficiaries, such as people from Catholic church, deeper life, Muslims among others benefited from the program.

On his part, the Secretary of the organisation, Mr Akputa Ajah described the free medical outreach as a welcome development, noting that it will henceforth become an annual event, adding that the major aim for the program is to touch people’s lives.

He however urged the people to come out en mass and participate in their next outing.

Mr Akputa further advises the beneficiaries to embrace God, noting that having good health without corresponding good soul will lead to destroying ones life.

One of the beneficiaries Elder Agu Okpanam thanked the organisers of the event for coming out to give free medical outreach saying that the doctors on ground are very friendly and advised all the beneficiaries to adhere to doctors description while taken the drugs given to them.

Another of the beneficiary Comrade Omezua Eburu, thanked the organisers of the programme and prayed God for them to keep it up so that many more lives would be touched.