Widows Outreach 2019
- Project Name: Widows Outreach 2019
- Venue: Kings University, Nigeria
- Dates: January 26, 2019
- Number in attendance: 12000
- Programme Cost: N12 Million
January 5th, 2019, will forever remain indelible in the hearts of about 8,000 widows from Modakeke and over 4,000 from Ode Omu and its environs, who took part in a widows outreach programme convened by Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo, Senior Pastor, Kingsway International Christian Centre, KICC, and his wife, Yemisi, in Ode Omu, Osun State last weekend.
From the sea of heads at the entrance of the Kings University, venue of the event, one would have thought the women were laying siege on some powerful politicians in anticipation of alms in hard currency. But that was not the case on this fateful day; they were only waiting for their community to be called into the premises so they could each receive a piece of Ankara fabric, N1,000 mint note, and a pack of food with drinks as they danced to a live performance by notable Yoruba gospel act, Dunni Olarewaju a.k.a Opelope Anointing.
As the widows, totaling 12,000, took turns to receive their packages, each one beamed with happiness and danced like the Biblical David, almost leaving guests in tears; as they wondered how much impact such gesture could make in the lives of the vastly aged widows.