Photo R-L : High Chief Paul Aguonye, Apostle Lawrence Achudume ( middle) and his mother, Clara Achudume at the empowerment programme at Umubu Amai Community at Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta State.
It is always the joy of every parent, especially the mother to see their children prosper in life.
This was the scenario that played out on Wednesday as the mother of the Setman of the Victory Life Bible Church Worldwide, Madam Clara Achudume betrayed emotions as her son, who is today a world-acclaimed Preacher and Philanthropist Apostle Lawrence Achudume stormed his place of birth, Umubu Amai Community, Ukwuani Local Government in Delta State, to empower two hundred petty traders with the sum of ten thousand naira each.
Madam Achudume who joined the beneficiaries in dancing and singing thanked God for giving her the wherewithal as a single mum to take care of his son and his siblings.
According to Madam Achudume, she never had any inkling that Apostle Achudume would become highly sought-after , positing that it gives her a great sense of fulfilment to witness such during her lifetime.
Going down memory lane, recalling his growing up days, Apostle Achudume was full of gratitude to God for giving him the privilege to give back to his community.
Apostle Achudume implored the beneficiaries to use the money given judiciously so as to make maximum returns, assuring residents of his town of his continued support and outreach programmes.
Taking cognisance of the current hardship being faced by citizens, he said such empowerment was his little way of ameliorating their plight.
The revered Man-Of-God then called on the government to urgently look into the challenges being faced by rural dwellers who find it difficult to transport their farm produce and pay their children’s school fees.
In his remarks, High Chief Paul Aguonye, lauded Apostle Achudume describing him as a worthy son of Amai Community who has always contributed to the upkeep and welfare of the people of the area.
According to him, the cleric always give rice ,chicken, condiments and cow to different households in the community during yuletide , adding that the empowerment will go a long way to alleviate the sufferings of the people.
Highpoint of the event was the spectacular moment the VLBC Main Man had a dance with his mum, holding hands with her as they both relished the best of the moment.