Legacy Of Philanthropy Continues, Pastor Evelyn Emulates Late Husband, T.B. Joshua’s Kindness At Synagogue Church In Nigeria
Since Pastor (Mrs.) Evelyn Joshua took over the leadership of Synagogue Church of Nations (SCOAN), Nigeria after the demise of her late husband, Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, she has left no one in doubt of her capabilities to take up both physical and spiritual responsibilities of stirring the ship of the Church.
Pastor Evelyn Joshua has ensured that the legacies left behind by T.B. Joshua do not only continue but the legacies are taken to the next level to impact positively on humanity.
The Nigerian charismatic pastor, televangelist, and philanthropist, Prophet Joshua died on 5 June 2021 and was buried on 9 July 2021.
During his lifetime, the Ministry of the late T.B. Joshua was reputed for its philanthropy and humanitarian activities which were adjudged to be exceptional apart from the spiritual exploits that further glorified the name of God in his life. The poor, the needy and the indigents were the focus of his philanthropic works; which cut across race, religion and class. He was singled out among Nigerian clergymen who was so close to the grassroots using the Gospel to reach out to the downtrodden.
No wonder the SCOAN and the world stood up to celebrate the widow on Sunday, 30th January 2022, when a 63-year-old woman from Ekiti State, southwest Nigeria, testified to what God used Mrs Joshua to do in her life with a gift of the house as a “retirement gift”.
The woman, Victoria, was quoted by the Official Facebook page of T.B. Joshua Ministries to have said during her testimony that when she had come to The SCOAN many years ago with numerous problems and issues, she was accepted wholeheartedly by Prophet T.B. Joshua. As the years passed, she had continued to enjoy the mentorship of Prophet T.B. Joshua. As such, when the man of God transited to glory, Victoria said she had cried: “It is finished for me!”
A while afterwards, Victoria decided she wanted to return to her village. She then approached the woman of God Pastor Evelyn Joshua informing her of the decision.
Moved with compassion, the woman of God promised to go with Victoria to the village. Thinking it an impossibility, Victoria marvelled at the unexpected offer that a lowly person like her could receive favour from the great woman of God.
According to Timescape magazine, Mrs Joshua said she would be sending people with Victoria to the village to do one thing: build her a house!
Only a few months later, the house is now standing in decent glory on a plot of land in Iyin-Ekiti in Ekiti State.
T.B. Joshua Ministries posted that amazed at this incredible gesture, Victoria thought it necessary to testify to the world about the blessing she has received. This she did on the last Sunday of January at The SCOAN headquarters in Ikotun, a suburb of Lagos.
Victoria was glad to tell the congregation to “Focus on God”.
Victoria’s younger sister, who accompanied her to testify also recalled how a touch from Prophet T.B. Joshua about five years ago had ended her 17 years of barrenness.
“Nothing is impossible for God; let’s have faith in him,” said an elated Victoria’s in-law, Wahab.
Spontaneous reactions across the world, however, greeted the humanitarian gesture of Pastor Evelyn Joshua to the old woman who never thought of getting the kind of retirement gift she received from. T.B. Joshua’s widow.
One thing that resonates through the comments of people who reacted is that the legacy that the late Prophet T.B. Joshua left behind has not died after all, as the action of the new leader of The SCOAN has shown that the widow has conveniently stepped into the shoes of her husband.
Etina Mwamz, who lives at Mzuzu in Karonga, Malawi has this to say: “Wow thank you Mummy for continuing with the works of Charity. We give glory to God.”
Prophet Emmanuel Salim from Mufulira, Zambia said: “The mission, journey and vision of changing lives, nations and the world continue. Our Father’s legacy lives on, God bless you, mum.”
Daphne Joy Murray who is from Freetown in Sierra Leone is excited that the widow has started the ministry where her husband left it.
‘Mummy Joshua may the good Lord continue to strengthen you day by day from where our daddy stopped and also more of God’s grace and his divine presence,” Joy Murray said.
Writing from Klerksdorp city in South Africa, Nkosnathi Qotwane said: “Thank you, Lord! Thank you Mother Evenly Joshua to keep the legacy of our father in the Lord alive, the banner of “Let Love Lead!” hoisted for all Humanity and the World to emulate, in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit than continue to ferns and increase the burning fire of the Holy Ghost for the salvation of our body, soul and spirit, for the sake of praises to our Lord Jesus Christ and most of all for the glory of God. May God bless you, SCOAN family and Emmanuel TV partners in Jesus Christ’s name,”
Port Harcourt, Nigeria-based Antiha Sunday said that “Evelyn Joshua cannot be different her godly husband; people with humanity in the service of God. I thank God for your life, the Deborah of our time! Victoria, thank you too for showing gratitude.”
Tracy Kalembo who lives at Kitwe in Mufulira, Zambia thanks God for giving Mrs Joshua the spirit to continue the same humanitarian activities of her late husband.
“May God Almighty bless you mama may you live long more years to your life indeed Dad has left us with a caring mother keep the same work Dad use to do you are a blessing to all worldwide,” Kalembo posited.
Ghanaian Gladys Adodoadzi who lives in Accra noted that “the legacy continues, real man and woman of God. Our Prophet is gone to eternity but his legacy lives on. Love and compassion that’s what they stand for. Mama Evelyn, Papa is rejoicing with the hosts of angels right now because of the good work you are doing. God richly bless you.”
Joan Angella sees the house gift as a great and timely blessing to the family of Victoria, adding that “many people cry day and night to have just a small house but it is really very difficult. God bless and enlarge your territory, mother of nations. Sending you utmost sincere love from Uganda
Lusaka, Zambia-based Mercy Mwandamena said: “Thank you mum Evelyn Joshua for continuing with daddy T.B Joshua’s legacy. You’re truly sent from above,”
Meanwhile, Victoria, who was given the house gift, also received her own share of accolades from the people. Ria Mabaso described her as a dutiful worker in the Church
“To God be the glory, Mama (Victoria) always assisted us at SCOAN, gave us directions and told us to dress properly as we ushered for prayers. She never asked a dime, always willing to help.
“God you’re good, thank you, Mama Evelyn, partners and the entire SCOAN Family. This is retirement with dignity,” Mabaso said.