The Ekiti State contingent to the 2012 Jerusalem Pilgrimage have been charged not to see the exercise as a form of jamboree but a serious spiritual exercise that should impact positively on their lives.
The Chairman of the State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board, Chief Aaron Komolafe gave the charge during a day orientation programme organised for the intending pilgrims.
Chief Komolafe who noted that the programme was put in place to sensitize the intending pilgrims on what will be required of them before and during the pilgrimage, advised them to allow the impact of the exercise reflect on them, their family, Ekiti State and the country at large.
He warned them to be moderately dressed and to exhibit characters that will show them as people from the land of honour and charged them to be good ambassadors of the state.
Chief Komolafe lauded the state government for the support given to the board towards making the journey to the Holy Land a huge success.
One of the resource persons at the orientation programme, Venerable Ola Olajobi who talked on ‘pilgrimage’ as a tool for spiritual and moral reforms encouraged the intending pilgrims to use the opportunity to pray and have a change of heart, saying it will be ridiculous to return to bad habits after the exercise.
Speaking on the innoculation of the participants, a health worker from the state Ministry of Health, Mrs Idowu Adebayo noted that the aim of innoculating the pilgrims is to prevent them from contracting yellow fever and other infections during the holy pilgrimage.
Some of the intending pilgrims commended the state government and and other sponsors for making this year’s pilgrimage possible in the state, saying they shall use the opportunity to pray for the state, the country as well as to seek the face of the Lord and remain focused for the heavenly home.
Last modified: October 30, 2012