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Learn from Nigerians –  German pastor tells countrymen

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The Pastor of Christ ’ s Church , Beach Land Estate, Apapa , Lagos , Raily Edwards -Raudonant , has appealed to German nationals to emulate Nigerians by taking their faith seriously .Edwards – Raudonant , who lamented that the church in Europe was declining , said his mission in Nigeria was to reach German speakers with the gospel of Jesus Christ .

The cleric spoke on Tuesday during a courtesy visit to an elder of the church , Chief Tunde Omikunle , at Obanikoro , Lagos State .

Christ ’ s Church was founded about 34 years ago and has a Nigerian – German congregation .

Edwards – Raudonant , who arrived in Nigeria in January 2018 , said he liked Nigerians and their dedication to their faith .

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 . ”

He asked Nigerians to live together in peace and harmony, adding that religious differences should not create conflict .

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The cleric advised the government to employ experienced hands in ending the herdsmen crisis in the country .

“ The government needs to tap into the resources here by using people who are experienced in mediation and negotiation , ” he added .

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