The Church of Christ in Nations, COCIN has expressed deep concern over how most of the church owned businesses have crumbled over the years and called for unity as key to progress.
President of the Church Rev. Dr. Amos Mohzo made this remark when members of the Light Bearer Newspaper team paid him a courtesy visit in his office at the COCIN Headquarters Jos, Plateau State.
Rev. Dr. Mohzo who is pleased with the growth of the Light Bearer Newspaper said if other institutions owned by the church will equally grow like the paper which started as a newsletter in 1904, they will not only provide jobs to people but quality services to many.
The Spiritual leader charged the team to continue to feed its esteemed readers with credible information and called on them to make a good name which will stand the test of time so that the next generation will remember their good deeds.
“All of you should respect one another and be teachable, not claiming to know everything and work together so that you will continue to grow because God has a reason for planting you wherever you find yourself”, the COCIN President said.
Speaking earlier, the Editor of the Light Bearer Newspaper, Mrs. Elizabeth O. Salami who led staff of the newspaper on the visit urged the church to take advantage of the newspaper to not only propagate the gospel of Christ to its esteemed readers but to speak on national issues which affect Christians in the country and around the world.
She appreciated the church for supporting the paper over the years and solicited that the Church set aside a COCIN Media Sunday to create media awareness and support for the Light Bearer Newspaper.
Mrs. Elizabeth Salami explained that the newspaper only survives on stipends gotten from adverts which are not always forthcoming and solicited for approval of the COCIN Management to organize a lecture and fund raising for the Light Bearer.
The Editor also said that the newspaper has also grown over the years and now runs an online version which is accessible to its esteemed readers at www.lightbearernews.com and added that registration of the online version has been completed. The visiting team held a special prayer for the new leader who just assumed office in January, 2022 for him to succeed and take the church to greater heights.