A Community Impacted as Over 500 People are Fed & Clothed – See Photos from The Elevation Church Soup Kitchen Event


On Wednesday 26th December 2012, The Elevation Church held its annual Soup Kitchen Outreach, feeding and clothing the needy, widows, orphans and families. The Soup Kitchen event took place at Marwa Beach, Oniru, Lagos. The event witnessed a significant turnout of the less privileged with more than 500 people being fed and clothed.

It was also a time of music, relaxation and fun. The hungry were not only fed, but their souls nourished. The Elevation Church continues to reach out to the community with its weekly benevolence initiatives and outreach churches in Oniru and Lagos Island tagged, Elevate 200. The Elevation Church seeks to empower individuals to achieve the highest level of distinction and greatness in life; serving God and humanity with passion.


The Elevation Church can be reached via E-mail: info@elevationng.org | Phone: 07003538283 | Facebook: Elevation NG | Twitter: @elevationng | Website: www.elevationng.org | Pistis Centre, 3 Remi Olowude Street, 2nd Lekki Roundabout, Lagos
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44 Comments on A Community Impacted as Over 500 People are Fed & Clothed – See Photos from The Elevation Church Soup Kitchen Event
  • samklef noni January 25, 2013 at 9:09 am

    nice………..God Bless them

  • Ada Owerri January 25, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Thank God there are still people who remember to feed the poor as Christ commanded. May God bless them with more resources, ideas and direction in Jesus mighty name. Amen.

  • faith January 25, 2013 at 9:38 am

    If other churches can emulate this good gesture, Nigeria will b a better place!!!

  • Meah January 25, 2013 at 9:44 am

    Now this is what the gospel is about, not just flying private jets.

    ‘when i was hungry you fed me, welcome to the bossom of thy father….’

  • Temizzy January 25, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Good Job Elevation church. God bless you all

  • omolola January 25, 2013 at 9:51 am

    My church doing great things:-) God bless Pastor Godman. A man after God’s heart

  • Opsy January 25, 2013 at 10:07 am

    This is a laudable program. I can see shoemakers queueing up for food.

  • loveth O. January 25, 2013 at 10:09 am

    This is a good one, God Bless

  • mimi January 25, 2013 at 10:13 am

    oh my i am really looking for a volunteer opportunity. i dunno if there is any organisation i could volunteer with. While in the uk i carried out so many volunteer services in my uni. ive been in nigeria for more than 9months doing nothing but im hoping to serve in march.

  • mimi January 25, 2013 at 10:15 am

    my point is i want to do sth that would make a difference this period before my nysc. please this feburary is a month of love i want to partner with any charity organisation for free. hook me up if u knw any. thanks btw im in phc

    • e-bukun January 25, 2013 at 2:02 pm

      Mimi you don’t have to wait for an organization, there are so many opportunities to serve around you. I know how you feel though. When i’m in nigeria, I gather a group of my friends and we identify an area of need – say stationery for students – and we put some money together to fulfill that need. My point is you only need one or two more people.
      If you want an organization, I know Junior Achievement Nigeria is always looking for volunteers to run their school programs.
      Good luck!

  • Miss Mo January 25, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Wonderful. God bless them all.

  • omototun January 25, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Nice one….. Christ is indeed the head of the church, its very good they didn’t put the pastor’s name.

  • Ruth Mgbemeje January 25, 2013 at 10:23 am


  • Chynadollng January 25, 2013 at 10:31 am

    God bless Elevation Church…God bless Pastor Godman….

  • mawa January 25, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Fantastic initiative…God bless them!

  • Sparkle January 25, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Continue the good work Pastor Godman Akinlabi.

  • mcclaren michael January 25, 2013 at 10:39 am


  • notaplayerhater January 25, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Pastor Godman Akinlabi et al! Good work! God bless you sir!

  • Mide January 25, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Well done guys. We need more of this from churches. A private jet and its maintenance can do 1million of this

  • anny January 25, 2013 at 11:09 am

    GOD Bless them!

  • Africhic January 25, 2013 at 11:17 am

    This is what i what to see churches doing, impacting their communities

  • Africhic January 25, 2013 at 11:17 am

    *like to see

  • Retrochic January 25, 2013 at 11:19 am

    very commendable, really want to be part of this

  • Ibinabo January 25, 2013 at 11:30 am

    this is what churches should be doing, and not ridding the poor of their money.

  • Truth hurts January 25, 2013 at 11:44 am

    While this is a good initiative…however, in true christian sense of ‘charity’ your left hand should not know what your right hand gives. I myself am a part of a christian Charity group (no need to mention the name) and this is what we preach. except you are doing PR or advertising for your church. Does the camera make you feel like you are doing a worth while thing? then you need to ask yourself a question. Let God reward us for our good deeds. In the words of Blessed Frederic Ozanam “Oh my friend! May the law of love be our law, and then, trampling all vainglory underfoot, our heart will no longer burn for anything…” So help me God.

    • Peace January 28, 2013 at 12:21 pm

      Please I will like to be a part of your charity group. Do I need to leave my contact with you.

  • Nkechi January 25, 2013 at 11:48 am

    This picture http://cdn.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/153-600×400.jpg makes me smile especially the little boy with the soda bottle in his mouth. God bless this church for their initiative and provide them with resources to do even bigger things amen

  • Temitope Adewoye January 25, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Kudos to the Elevation Church,God bless them@mimi there are numerous volunteer opportunities available you could check out Leap Africa,@slum2school on twitter and a host of others. Cheers

  • pade January 25, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Nice concept
    I do not worship at The House on the Rock but i heard they reach out to area boys every Sunday in terms of food ,clothings and even counseling . When they hold special pro grammes the area boys are usually their security men . Wish other churches will emulate this CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY.

  • Nkelly January 25, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Moved to tears at this geture. God bless you all real good. This is christianity for real

  • cynthia January 25, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    To be honest a lot of churches do this already, we just dont know it. So to those saying that more churches should do this, I agree but a lot of them already do. To those saying that the right hand should not know what the left hand is doing, in this case I disagree because clearly a lot people do not know how much the church is already doing re charitable initiatives so articles like this are neccessary

  • nita January 25, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    I LOVE THIS!!! I intend to do more community work this year…

  • Truth hurts January 25, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    @ Cynthia: you missed the point. Why do people need to know you as a church are being charitable? in case you still don’t understand, check google for the meaning of CHARITY and Corperate Social Responsibility. If you really read your bible you would know that clothing the naked, feeding the hungry, providing shelter for the homeless are part of your duty as a christian. whether or not you do this is your choice. By the way, did anybody ask this people if they wanted their pictures taken? just because someone is in need is no excuse to exploit the opportunity as publicity for your church. #Enoughsaid

  • beentheredonethat January 25, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    to add to comments by ‘truth hurts’ churches need to preach more about christian virtues and not only prosperity. that way if you do a good need, you won’t feel the need to broadcast it to the whole naija.lol

  • Mousepad January 25, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    This lighting your little corner! God bless everyone that was a part of this!

  • linabella January 25, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    i was in tears looking at these pictures, this is what true christianity and having a church around is meant for, to help those who need it most, instead of using the money to build mansions, colleges and private jet that those people who contributed the money cannot use. May God bless these people and may we see more people emulate this action.

  • Pearl January 25, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    @truthhurts, this is not about ‘not letting the right hand knowing what the left hand is doing’, this is about reaching out to people who needs reaching. Seeing this post here, i would gladly tell those i know in this Church’s axis about the elevate 200, let them know what its about because now i know. Also having read this post, i can decide to support this ministry in expanding care and reaching more souls. I could go on and on, a lot of times we misunderstand scriptures. Please lets always understand before we ‘doctrinate’. Thanks.

  • R January 25, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Good initiative

  • olusanjno d’ 1st January 25, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    @Pearl, thanks for that. you have chosen to see this article from another angle. an opportunity to support the ministry and also direct people to the outreach churches. that is exactly the aim and objective of this publication.
    @truthhurts, you don’t do this kind of thing in secret whether you like it or not. bellanaija is just another medium of spreading the message. words-of-mouth is also another one. from the look of things, this does not look like it was meant to be a publicity stunt in anyway.
    …….by the way, who is “Blessed Frederic Ozanam” ?

  • Emmanuel January 26, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    @truthhurts and beentheredonethat, if there is publicity of scandal about churches and men of God in the media, we celebrate it and share it. Now some Good works is done in and through the church, and we ask the media to keep quiet about it ? We are light we are to shine in the midst of darkness, let the whole world know some crop of Christians somewhere still value what Jesus Christ command , and they are diligently doing it to the Glory of His name. God help us all.

  • hauwa January 29, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    It’s good that there is publicity for the church doing this, however, what surprises me is that many here think it is a new thing. Most churches do a lot MORE THAN THIS; including, or should I say, ironically, the ones with ‘private jets’ do more, a lot more than feed people in one afternoon, they have free maternity centres, scholarships, widow/orphan programmes, schemes to help pay rent and train for employment and many more. I know as I have worked with them on many occasions and for many years. Now if only some governors wives would do more……
    On a lighter note…… So why do the church pple feel the ‘need’ to wear designer outfits to these events…. I find it ironic, lol….

  • amarachi January 30, 2013 at 10:58 am

    God blss u guys 4 doing dis.i sey a BIG thank u

  • Daramola Richard February 8, 2013 at 8:59 am

    God bless you. This is tourching and a call to us all to move out of our comfort zones and tourch lives. Look around you from your office to your home, there is someone out there whose live you will change for the better with that ‘little’ in your hand. Lets all work to make the world a better place for all.

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