- A German pastor, Raily Edwards-Raudonant, has urged his countrymen to take their faith seriously, just like Nigerians
- He said his mission to Nigeria is to reach German speakers with the gospel of Jesus Christ
- The cleric also urged Nigerians to live peacefully with one another; pointing out that religious differences should not create conflict
Pastor Raily Edwards-Raudonant of the Christ’s Church, Beach Land Estate, Apapa, Lagos, has appealed to German nationals to emulate Nigerians by taking their faith seriously.
He made the appeal during a courtesy visit to an elder of the church, Chief Tunde Omikunle, at Obanikoro, Lagos state, on Tuesday, August 14, Punch reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that the cleric, who arrived in Nigeria in January 2018, lamented over the decline of the church in Europe, and disclosed that his mission in Nigeria is to reach German speakers with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
He said: “My primary mission is to the German nationals or German speakers in Nigeria; they could be Germans, Austrians or Swiss. This is a special challenge because the church in Europe is declining.
“So, I want to reach the Germans here, where people take religion seriously. Perhaps they can learn from the Nigerians and also take religion, their own faith seriously.
“I am reaching out to the Germans in this country, to win them for Christ.”
The cleric also urged Nigerians to live peacefully with one another; pointing out that religious differences should not create conflict.
He further spoke on the herdsmen crisis in the country; urging the federal government to employ experienced hands to end the crisis.
He added: “The government needs to tap into the resources here by using people who are experienced in mediation and negotiation.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Germany disclosed plans to deport more than 12,000 Nigerians from the country in 2018.
The country’s global head of programmes, migration and development, Dr Ralf Sanftenberg, made this revelation when he visited Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora.
Sanftenberg said Nigerians will be denied asylum status in Germany.
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