I am really wondering what is the big deal if the congregation of a church decides to buy their pastor a jet? The truth remains that it is their business. If they cannot and refuse to see things the way people are coming all down on them, it is best they be left alone. As much as i am not really in support of pastors being wretched (It does not reflect the true image of God) i think it is best we leave them to their lifestyles. The contrast in standard of living in this country can leave us with some unanswered questions but that how it is especially when all we can do is talk about it..... even if you probe further, there is very little can do. That is the bitter truth! As long as the giver and the receiver don't see anything wrong with it, there's nothing anyone can do.
In case you missed the story, read it below:
The President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, has now joined the elite league of Nigerian clergies, who own a private jet.
This was affirmed on Saturday as members of The Word of Life Bible Church, in Ajamimogha, Warri, Delta state, presented the Pastor with a private jet as his birthday gift.
The leader of Christian community in Nigeria, who is fondly called Papa Ayo, was celebrating his birthday and his 40th anniversary on the pulpit, when he was presented the gift.
Present amongst the congregation to felicitate with the Pastor was President Goodluck Jonathan.
The ceremony kicked off immediately with the entrance of the President with the singing of the national anthem.
The president in a short remark, asked Nigerians to continue to build bridges across tribes and states to allow for a more unified country. He noted that it is better to have a more united Nigeria that will present a formidable force in both the sub-region and the global community.
President Jonathan also gave a brief address on the celebrant and wished him many more years ahead.
Responding to all the good wishes, Pastor Oritsejafor thanked the President, the Delta state governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, the Speaker, Delta state House of Assembly, Engr. Victor Ochie and all other dignitaries at the occasion.
The high point of the ceremony was the presentation of a private jet as birthday gift by members of the church.
A brief sermon was given by an international preacher, Dr Mike Murdock on seven laws of success.
He urged all Nigerians to build their faith and work with God.