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Injured Nigerian Pastors Need Help – Bisi Adewale

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Pastor Bisi Adewale said that many Nigerian pastors are hurting and need to create personal time to heal from all the disappointment, stress and other challenges in ministry.

The cleric said so on Thursday, alongside his wife Yomi, when speaking to reporters at a three-day international ministers’ family conference scheduled for September 15-17 at RCCG Maranatha Parish Gbagada. .

The conference is labeled “Great Family, Great Church.”

Pastor Adewale, who is also the founder of FAMILY BOOSTER MINISTRY, a non-denominational home affairs ministry, said the conference was born out of a desire to deepen the lives of pastors and church leaders.

He shared stories of how he and his wife recently met pastors who confessed to not enjoying their marriages despite providing solutions to other people’s marriages.

Pastor Adewale said:

“Pastors are special people, they are the ones most Christians call first whenever they need help, they are consulted for almost everything, they have to act as marriage counselors, financial advisers, psychologists , Trauma Healing Experts, Guarantors, Lawyers, Accountants, Health Experts, Fathers, Pillars, etc.

“They are consulted for almost all problems by everyone. Often decried on social networks and stabbed in the back by their own, they are seriously needed every day by the same people who harm them.

“They stand by people when they get married, stand by them if they can’t get pregnant, assist them if they’re pregnant, call them at 1 a.m. when they’re in labor, collect funds in case of complications requiring surgeries, name the baby, nurture the baby spiritually until youthful age, marry the young, care for them if the marriage turns into trouble or hits the rock , bury the elderly who die, support bereaved families. Despite all of this, they are still vastly undervalued, underappreciated, unappreciated, unacknowledged, abused, slandered, hated, and underpaid.

“The pains of pastors are many, many the subject of bitter gossip in the Church, but they should not be angry but keep smiling while they suffer.

“We have to ask ourselves, ‘Where do pastors go when they need help? WHO speaks to them when they are down? Who will help them if they have a marital challenge?

“Most pastors are lonely, sick and poor, but work 24/7, some without holidays or rest time. More than 70% of ministers say they don’t have a close friend or someone to talk to when they need it.

“Our findings at FBM have revealed that many pastors, church leaders and ministers go through many challenges which they find difficult to discuss with anyone. For some of them it is their marriages and battles emotional, for others they are deep health issues and some need new knowledge to carry out their ministry.

“We are also finding that the majority of pastors’ wives are unhappy with the state of affairs at home. While many children of pastors turn against their parents and many young people turn their backs on the Church.

“As such, it has become necessary to assist and stir up conversations about Pastor’s HEALTH, MARRIAGE, FINANCES AND FAMILY LIFE, in order to help strengthen these men and women who care the needs of others in building our society, that’s why FBM has brought together experts who can dissect the issues that affect pastors and their families.

File photo of Pastor Bisi and Yomi Adewale

Yomi Adewale, for his part, confirmed that Tony Akinyemi, Albert Aina and Mike and Gloria Bamiloye were among the conference speakers.

She noted that the conference was a mission from God for her and her husband, Pastor Bisi Adewale, to ensure pastors and their wives have a fulfilling ministry and a fun marriage.

According to Yomi, some of the contents of the conference include the following listed below;

– How to win and retain young people in the Church
— Ministry: Building stronger churches as a couple in ministry
— Emotion: inner healing for injured pastors and their wives
— Marriage: How to Maintain Strong Marriages in Ministry
— How to Build a Better Marriage in Your Church
— 54 pillars of marriage success
— What Every Couple in Ministry Should Never Do
– Marriage and ministry finding a balance and much more.

For more information on the conference, the public is invited to contact [email protected]08056457013 or 08068312004.