Special Report On global mileages’ covered by Emmanuel TV Team in last 13 years

TB Joshua and wife

General Overseer, Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), owners of Emmanuel TV Team, Prophet TB Joshua and wife, Evelyn

In the beginning of his call to serve God and humanity in far away 1989, the Ondo State-born love, salvation and deliverance preacher, Prophet Joshua Temitope Joshua (popularly called TB Joshua) anchored his ministry on charity.

Otherwise, since the foundation, it has been committed to reaching out to a troubled world, irrespective of faith, race and nationality. This dream of the ministry is powered through diverse humanitarian projects across the worlds.

Charity is one of the missions at the heart of the ministry for there is no love that does not express itself in giving.

However, to drive the ministry vide a purposeful platform with seamless worldwide access and visibility, in 2006 the ministry known as Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) set up Emmanuel TV broadcast platform transmitting live from SCOAN headquarters in Ikotun Egbe, Lagos.

In the last 13 years of broadcast transmission, Emmanuel TV team had been reaching out to the four corners of a troubled world regardless of nationality, race, tribe or tongue.

Explaining more on the modus operandi of the charity mission, Prophet TB Joshua averred that “Whether it is responding to natural disasters or initiating welfare programmes for indigenous communities, we are committed to Christ’s mission of bringing bread to the hungry, water to the thirsty, hope to the broken-hearted and a roadmap to the lost. What a real privilege to be in a position to give!”

Some of the key feats and remarkable charity supports given across the world by Emmanuel TV and its global partners include the following.

Donation of $100,000 to the Columbian National Metropolitan Police Force in support of those who were widowed, orphaned or wounded in service of their country;

Still in Latin America, the Emmanuel TV team provided food items and household materials for indigenous people living in jungles of Chiapas, Mexico;

In Aisa, the team built school in Pakistan and donated $100,000 to homeless citizens of Indonesia;

In Russia, the team visited the Open Heart Homeless Project in Haborovski with pairs of winter gear and essential materials.

During his visits to parts of South America, the Emmanuel TV Team commissioned a school it donated to remote communities in Paraguay.

In Africa, the team within the period under review, donated hundreds of bags of rice to Ghana prisons Authority, Krachi West District Hospital, fleets of motorcycles and vehicles worth $140,00 to Ghana Police.

In the UK, the team working in partnership with Flower Of justice Foundation, gave out essential materials and cash donations to Southampton.

In USA, the team supported inmates of Mountain Ministries Ranch in Washington with another gift of $2000 to the founder, Gary Miller during the visit by Emmanuel TV Team.

Still in the US, the team visited and supported The Homeless Camp by the River of Colorado.

Supports in the area of international charity cannot be all captured in this analysis; however, in the areas of disaster reliefs, the Emmanuel TV team within the last 13 years has given unprecedented charity supports globally.

Accordingly, hearing the desperate pleas of such victims’ across the world, TB Joshua and the Emmanuel TV team respond with love and faith by providing essential relief in the areas most needed, including shelter, healthcare and foodstuffs.

Areas visited with goodies include Typhoon hit Philippines, victims of China flood and fire, Haiti earthquakes. In fact, it is on record that two cargo planes were chartered by Emmanuel TV to fly relief materials from Florida in USA to the only airport opened in Haiti during the time of the quake.

Also, engineers from the team constructed relief settlements and provided medics during the period under review which propelled the Haitian president, Rene Gracia Preval to meet with the team.

Still on disaster reliefs’, during the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone, Emmanuel TV team was on ground for relief with materials and cash donation of $50,000, thus prompting the President then, Mr. Ernest Bai Koroma to write and appreciated the team in a letter dated August 4, 2014.

The Emmanuel TV team also visited victims of Indian fire with relief materials in Pallam Village, Andhra Pradesh.

On assisting victims of human trafficking, the team had in the last 13 years been rehabilitating and resettling an unprecedented number of both Nigerian returnees and victims from other parts of the world at SCOAN.

Coming home front and looking at Emmanuel TV Team’s exploits in outreach activities in Nigeria, observers say it has been unprecedented in the last 13 years of existence.

Ranging from assistance to Internally Displaced persons (IDPs) due to Boko Haram’s insurgencies where the team donated N10m to one of the camps in Abuja to supplies of bags of rice to several homes for the needy include the Gidikanu Home in Agege, Lagos and others.

In fact, Prophet TB Joshua himself led the mission to Oko Baba Destitutes Home in Lagos and shared food items by himself within the period under review.

The team had been donating trailer loads of rice to crisis-stricken states across the federation including Yobe, Plateau, parts of Lagos, and several Muslim communities in Nigeria.

Within the last 13 years of Emmanuel TV platform, players churned out from the scheme’s football team known as My people FC have made it to the Nigerian Super Eagles including the top midfield maestros of Sani Emmanuel, Ogenyi Onazi and others.

Prophet TB Joshua had been rehabilitating the physically challenged with gifts of walking aids and financial empowerments and also has taken deliveries of over 2,000 Nigerians trapped in Libya in the last couple of years under the Emmanuel TV team largesse.

Emmanuel TV team had been in the habit of reaching out the fatherless, motherless, physically challenged, elderly, ‘Little People’, widowhoods, all both in Nigeria and abroad.

Besides, the team had been in the habit of rehabilitating damaged transformers and houses in areas dominated by the downtrodden both in Nigeria and abroad.

In the areas of scholarships, the exploits of Emmanuel TV team are unprecedented both in Nigerian and abroad also.

Whereas such a small analytics may not cover all the charity so far given out in the last 13 years of existence of the Emmanuel TV Team known for “Reaching Out To A troubled World,” it is important to highlights some of the accolades so far received from far and wide by the team in the last 13 years.

Recall that in 2008, the then president and commander-in-chief of Nigerian Armed Forces, late Umar Musa Yar’Adua honoured Prophet TB Joshua with the prestigious award of Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR), he has also been honoured by several other nations and international bodies including American Women’s Club, Nigerian National Assembly, his home state, Ondo, West African Students Union, Arewa Youths Forum, Yoruba Man of The Decade, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), United Nations Peace programme, South African Football Association and so many others.

Only recently, Emmanuel TV set new world record in viewership according to YouTube statistics and Facebook.

However, in the words of the man of God, Prophet TB Joshua, “The Best is yet to come on the Outreach Activities of Emmanuel TV Team which had been powered by contributions from partners from around the globe to solve global problems”.

Business Hilights recalls that Emmanuel TV is the broadcast outlet of the SCOAN, an international Christian ministry based in Lagos, Nigeria with Prophet TB Joshua as its General Overseer.

 

By Business Hilights

 

Prophet T. B Joshua proposed to me first day we met –Evelyn

Mrs. Evelyn Joshua

Mrs. Evelyn Joshua

Prophet T.B Joshua’s wife, Evelyn, wouldn’t have it any other way. She’s happy her children are doing quite well and their father “is a great man”. They’ve been together for 25 blissful years. Lately, she celebrated her 47th birthday which she said was fun. In this interview with Sunday Sun, she reflects on her life with the man of God and con­cluded it’s been worth it and gives Almighty God the glory. Excerpts:

How are you today?

I’m fine…

I can see that you are happy and excited that your daughter, Sarah, was called to the bar today. But in a nutshell, just express your feelings.

I am very happy; it’s the desire of many parents to see their children succeed. I am happy she’s taking this step; she’s work­ing hard towards her destiny, so it’s a great day for me and for her too.

Okay, do you know so many people don’t know that Prophet T.B Joshua has a wife let alone children? So, can you talk about the family?

At least you know now (laughs). I have heard that story before. Yes, I have heard that in the past but emm… it’s just one of those things. I don’t need to tell you but I think we have been together for the past 25 years now.

Please, tell us how you met.

Yes, I have said it before and it’s still the same. Hmmm… how do I call it? It’s just a divine arrangement. It’s a long story but anyway we met and the only surprising thing there was that, it was the day I met him that he proposed to me.

Wow, really? On his knees? How did he do it?

Straight forward (Laughs).

He said ‘I like you. I want to marry you’ just like that?

Yes, but really I was skeptical because it was strange, so, I just want to thank God that it really worked out. Like I said earlier, we have been together for the past 25 years and it’s working out fine.

Most people believe that pastors are not romantic. They fast and pray all the time. Is Prophet T. B Joshua romantic?

He’s a great man.

Great man on bed?

Hmmm… I don’t know. I wouldn’t know because no woman would love to discuss her husband to that level, but I think he’s a good man.

Okay, since you got married to him, what is it that you have learnt from him?

I have learnt a lot from him being a disciplined man. But I’m still learning anyway.

Having this type of cross-cultural marriage because I learnt you are from Delta State and he is from Ondo State, how did it happen? Did you have challenges?

In every marriage, there are always challenges. I don’t even see that as a problem because we are both Nigeri­ans. Even when you marry from your tribe, even your hometown there will still be problems. But you know, with maturity and fear of God, you can go on.

Did your parents object to the union initially?

In every marriage you should expect that. That’s what keeps the marriage going. When you remember all the obstacles, you will want to make the marriage work. Honestly, you will want to do all you could to make it work. When you take a man or woman to your father’s house, you don’t expect every­body to welcome the person, but when you think of those people that say no, you will surely want to make it work.

When you were getting mar­ried, was he deep in religion like now?

Yes, I met him as a prophet. I told you I don’t want to go into details but I actu­ally went to his place.

Okay, when you are angry, how does he calm you down? Does he buy you some nice gifts like jewelry?

I don’t know what you mean by angry.

That moment of tension, you know, like when church members are taking too much of his attention?

In fact, that is the first thing you have to understand. When you are married to a man of God, you have to know he’s a man of the people. So, that should be the basic thing you have to understand as wife of a prophet. There’s nothing like church members taking too much of his time, he has to do his work. I have never been angry about it and I can never be angry about it.

What of the other way round?

Which way?

When he’s angry, how do you calm him down?

When he’s angry? (Laughs). There’s no man who doesn’t get angry but he shouldn’t allow his anger to lead him into sin, you understand? When it comes to expressing it, do so and let it end there, so that is it.

Some people don’t under­stand your husband, they say he’s a mysterious man with mysterious powers, when you read such stories, how do you react?

I know it’s not true. They don’t know him, he’s not a strange man, he’s not a mysterious man; he’s just dedicated to his work. He is a man who has the fear of God in him, that is it. Those stories don’t move me at all because they don’t seem to understand him.

So, what is that precious gift that he has ever given you, probably on your birth­day?

Not even a gift per se, but words of wisdom, and I think that is all what life is all about. You find it, ignite it and use it. That is what your heart desires.

Some people say his favour­ite food is pounded yam, is that true?

No! (Laughs). Should I tell you? Em­mmm… I know he likes beans and corn, you know, the beans cooked together with corn, you know that? He can take that at least twice a week. Yoruba call it “Adalu”.

When he wants to go for solid food, which one does he prefer?

Yes, swallow or whatever? He takes that too but beans and corn are his favourites.

Mama, do you feel fulfilled marrying a prophet and hav­ing three beautiful, intelli­gent children, all girls?

Yes, I feel fulfilled. I don’t even know I don’t have any son because I have lots of boys around me. In this part of the world, most especially, from where I am from, people cherish male children, but my husband didn’t give me any reason to think of that.

You mean you are not under pressure from him or his fam­ily to have male children?

Not at all! I believe when you make that a problem, you begin to see it as a problem before you. But it’s not a prob­lem to me at all.

Could you please tell us the secret behind your youthful­ness, nobody will believe you have these grown-ups?

Really? You know the good thing? I will be 47 tomorrow (Thursday Decem­ber 17).

Wow! Happy birthday in advance!

Thank you.

So, how are we celebrating it?

We are already celebrating.

How would you describe style, what is style to you?

Style is just for the one who fears God. That’s the way I see style.

I can see you donning some nice jewelry. Are you a jew­elry freak?

Not really. You know, when time permits, I can just have them.

Are you comfortable in lo­cal or designer wears?

I just go with things I’m comfortable with. I don’t look for designers every­where; I wear anything I’m comfortable with.

The sun