Pilgrims defy rains to pray for Nigeria in Israel

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From Mathew Jwantu, Minna

Pilgrims from Niger, Kogi and Adamawa States on Tuesday defied a heavy rains to climb the “Mount of Transfiguration” to pray for Nigeria.

MK news gathers that the early rains lasted for hours, starting with thick cold mist but the pilgrims were undeterred.

The rain was a motivation, says a pilgrim, Rev. Mathias Echioda in an online interview.

Echioda who is the Niger state Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) said, “despite the rains, our desire is to seek the face of God and to know him more, to pray for Nigeria, our leaders and for ourselves.”

The exercise was worth it, says Acting Director, Christian Department, Niger State Pilgrimage Welfare Board, Joanna Pada.

“It was worth it; getting wet by the rains was just a little prize we had to pay to stand in gap for our country, our leaders, ourselves and our families,” Pada told MK.

The prayers were led by the Leader of the Niger State Christian Pilgrims delegation to this years pilgrimage, Pastor Yerima El’Yakim Samaila.

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